Warmed And Bound

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From the heart of The Velvet—a writing community built around the fervent love of neo-noir fiction—comes an original anthology. Stacked with brilliant emerging writers alongside some of the strongest established voices in contemporary literature, WARMED AND BOUND crosses literary boundaries on all sides, to deliver an altogether unique reading experience.

Through seemingly opposed conventions, beautiful prose makes a hard impression on the short story form. From a scary love ...

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Overview

From the heart of The Velvet—a writing community built around the fervent love of neo-noir fiction—comes an original anthology. Stacked with brilliant emerging writers alongside some of the strongest established voices in contemporary literature, WARMED AND BOUND crosses literary boundaries on all sides, to deliver an altogether unique reading experience.

Through seemingly opposed conventions, beautiful prose makes a hard impression on the short story form. From a scary love story to a nostalgic thriller, a hardboiled pursuit of salvation to the black humor that is existentialism, WARMED AND BOUND is rogue humility and lovesick noir, where humanity is a dirty puzzle.

It’s Velvet Noir. Welcome.

Matt Bell ■ Tim Beverstock ■ Blake Butler ■ Vincent Louis Carrella ■ Craig Clevenger ■ Craig Davidson ■ Chris Deal ■ DeLeon DeMicoli ■ Christopher J Dwyer ■ Brian Evenson ■ Sean P Ferguson ■ Amanda Gowin ■ JR Harlan ■ Gordon Highland ■ Anthony David Jacques ■ Mark Jaskowski ■ Jeremy Robert Johnson ■ Stephen Graham Jones ■ Nik Korpon ■ Gary Paul Libero ■ Kyle Minor ■ Doc O’Donnell ■ J David Osborne ■ Rob Parker ■ Bob Pastorella ■ Gavin Pate ■ Cameron Pierce ■ Edward J Rathke ■ Caleb J Ross ■ Bradley Sands ■ Axel Taiari ■ Richard Thomas ■ Brandon Tietz ■ Gayle Towell ■ Paul Tremblay ■ Pela Via ■ Craig Wallwork ■ Nic Young

"The writers of the Velvet are contemporary fiction’s most effective and least self-conscious aesthetic guerrillas . . . The result is fiction at once conceived from high artistic intent and executed with depraved populist energy."
—Steve Erickson author of Zeroville and The Sea Came in at Midnight

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613641620
  • Publisher: Velvet Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 11.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    An anthology you shouldn't miss.

    Disclaimer: I am one of the many, many authors in this anthology. Rather than writing a possibly biased review, I wanted to provide some useful information for potential readers, since the book currently has no "overview" section on B&N. For more details, readers may want to head over to the anthology's official website, which I am not allowed to link here. A Google search will do, simply type the book's name. There is also a Facebook page.

    WARMED AND BOUND is an anthology of over 30 short stories by both acclaimed and emerging authors. It contains mostly dark stories, ranging from neo-noir to horror and science-fiction.
    Some of the "bigger" names in the anthology: Brian Evenson (author of LAST DAYS and FUGUE STATE, Shirley Jackson Award nominee, winner of the ALA/RUSA prize for Best Horror ), Stephen Graham Jones (author of IT CAME FROM DEL RIO and DEMON THEORY, Shirley Jackson Award finalist, Bram Stoker Award nominee), Craig Clevenger (author of DERMAPHORIA and THE CONTORTIONIST'S HANDBOOK), Matt Bell (author of HOW THEY WERE FOUND, editor of THE COLLAGIST).
    The list goes on and on, the contributors and their respective achievements too lengthy to fully include here. There are many writers in there you may not have heard of, but the vast majority (not to say all of them) have been making underground rumbles for years, and their work is begging to be read.

    Steve Erickson (author of ZEROVILLE, RUBICON BEACH, TOURS OF THE BLACK CLOCK and many others, nominated for and won too many awards to list, notably the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Award in Literature) opens the anthology with a stunning foreword. One of the most relevant bits reads, "The writers of the Velvet are contemporary fiction's most effective and least self-conscious aesthetic guerrillas . . . The result is fiction at once conceived from high artistic intent and executed with depraved populist energy."

    Last, but not least, the official description for the anthology:

    "From the heart of The Velvet-a writing community built around the fervent love of neo-noir fiction-comes an original anthology. Stacked with brilliant emerging writers alongside some of the strongest established voices in contemporary literature, WARMED AND BOUND crosses literary boundaries on all sides, to deliver an altogether unique reading experience.

    Through seemingly opposed conventions, beautiful prose makes a hard impression on the short story form. From a scary love story to a nostalgic thriller, a hardboiled pursuit of salvation to the black humor that is existentialism, WARMED AND BOUND is rogue humility and lovesick noir, where humanity is a dirty puzzle.

    It's Velvet Noir. Welcome."

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    New voices and noir gods unite.

    This is fantastic collection of stories with some very big names and quite a few who will be soon. And with a glowing forward by the great Steve Erickson, you just can't go wrong.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    The anthology by which all future anthologies will be judged

    Indulge me for a moment, literary types. Remember the 1992 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team, The Dream Team? Remember how as soon as the team was announced the sports world marveled at what had been created. This would be a team of Gods descending from Mount Olympus to play mere mortals. They laid waste to all comers beating their opponents by an average of 43.8 points per game, and they did it because they had the premier players in the world at each position. They had a shot-blocker, a facilitator, a defensive specialist, a scoring machine each with a specific skill set that complimented the others on the team.


    Warmed and Bound is the literary equivalent of The Dream Team. The best writers in the game all showing off what they do best. Frightening stories. Hilarious stories. Tender stories. Brutal stories. Sex, drugs, and rock n roll, all of the highest quality. There may be a Christian Laettner or two in the bunch, but every team needs a twelfth man. Read it, and be in awe of its greatness.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Epic collection of dark fiction

    This is one of the most anticipated anthologies of the year, at least for me it is. If you buy ONE book this year, and you are open to twisted love stories, neo-noir fiction, pick this up now. You won't be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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