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It’s been four years since the first Clinical, Brutal anthology was unleashed to an unsuspecting public. It would be an overstatement to say the world has never been quite the same since, but it was no small achievement for a zero-budget publisher established barely two years. The fact we’re still here is an achievement in itself, and what better way to reassert the vision of Clinicality Press than with a follow-up that’s even more sharply-focused in its clinicality and its brutality?

Clinical brutal 2, edited by Christopher Nosnibor will hit the virtual shelves this Autumn, and will be preceded by our first official book launch event, which will take place at our spiritual home The Woolpack in York on Monday 8th September 2014. A number of the featured authors will perform. There will be music. There will be copies of the new book available for purchase, before it hits Amazon or anywhere else, and at a discounted launch-night price. Other Clinicality Press titles will also be available.

There’s much work to do, not least of all in terms of formatting, editing and proof-reading, but it’s shaping up to be a truly killer collection.

It has a cover already. It looks like this.

Cover with text 2 copy

 

We can also confirm the list of contributing authors. That looks like this: Nicola Burgess  / Michael Hann / D M Mitchell / A.D. Hitchin / Karl van Cleave / Dale Prudent / Niall Rasputin / James Wells / A.B. Johnson / Johnny Webster / Christopher Nosnibor /  Mistress Rosie / Dyke Van Dick / Andy Rigley / James J. Osman / Pete Miller  / Mark Wynn / Díre McCain / Cal Leckie / Michael McAloran / Jock Drummond / Vincent Clasper/ Dave Howden / Lee Kwo / Stuart Bateman

Watch this space and the Clinicality Facebook page for further updates.

We make no bones about the fact Clinicality Press is a zero-budget operation run by a couple of guys with regular jobs. Rebellion and revolution isn’t about being bankrolled or even hitting a mass audience (and most ‘viral’ Internet phenomena achieve their status with silent financial backing). We’re all about keeping it real and doing it the hard way: no sell-out. That’s sticking it to the man.

Unfortunately, remaining true to the punk ethic means that sometimes things take longer than we’d like or necessarily anticipate. So when we announced our publishing schedule for the first half of 2013,we knew it was going to be a challenge, and sadly we couldn’t quite manage it. However, we’re not far off.

Christopher Nosnibor’s This Book is Fucking Stupid, set to appear in print in March, hit the shelves on 11th April 2013.  It looks great and contains material not in either of the ebook editions.

The print edition of James Wells’ Hack, scheduled for publication in March, is now set to appear in June. After some hellish difficulties with the pagination and formatting, we’re finally there. It will be available to order via Amazon shortly. We will be stocking it in our own shop in due course, just as soon as we can afford to carry new stock again.

We also said we’d  be publishing Christopher Nosnibor’s latest work,  a collection of essays entitled The Changing Face of Consumerism in April. It’s now good to go, and will be published as an eBook via Amazon on May 31st. The cover will look like this:

 

Changing Face Cover 2 copy

 

The print edition of Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions by Karl van Cleave has been put back from May to July / August, but we will be putting out another couple of short stories by different Clinicality authors as standalone free e-books in thee meantime, and we’ve got some more really exciting titles lined up for the Autumn, so keep watching this space.

We’re robbing ourselves here… The print edition of our landmark collection, Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing with Guts is now available with 25% off the retail price of £7.99.

Clinical, Brutal… features writing by: Pablo Vision / Kestra Faye / Jim Lopez / Radcliff Gregory / Díre McCain / Stewart Home / A.D. Hitchin / Christopher Nosnibor / Richard Kovitch / Lee Kwo / S. F. Grimm / David Mark Dannov / D M Mitchell / Jock Drummond / Lucius Rofocale / Stuart Bateman / Karl van Cleave / Vincent Clasper / Constance Stadler / Bill Thunder / Christopher Bateman / Simon Phillips / Maria Gornell

An anthology of poetry and prose that encapsulates the ethos of Clinicality Press and the essence of Clinical Brutality as a mode of writing. Featuring some of the most exciting up and coming writers, as well as a number of more established cult figures, this collection is a short, sharp shock: clinical, brutal, cutting edge. It’s all about those small, everyday random acts of violence, not all of which are physical or even necessarily entirely tangible, that are common to us all, written in blood using direct, precise and powerful language. This is writing for the post-CSI generation. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

What critics have said about this book…

‘The only thing to do is to plunge in, sliding effortlessly through the smears of blood and juicy ropes of gore to the heart of the story.’ – Jessica Maybury, DecomP Magazine

‘…at its best this clinical, brutal writing can, in many instances, be cynical, beautiful writing’ – Christopher Willard, BookPleasures

‘…a nauseating and very surreal collection of short stories and poems that captured my attention from the front cover, to the very last page.’ – Victoria Gonzales, Reader Views

To bag a copy at the bargain basement price of £5.99, follow this link.

 

This offer ends 1st February 2013. Watch this space for more heavy-duty discounts and free shit from Clinicality Press.

It’s been all systems go at Clinicality today, with The Gimp by Christopher Nosnibor and Kicks by Vincent Clasper being unleashed simultaneously. Both are available to order from Clinicality as of now, and will be available through the usual on-line retail outlets in the coming weeks.

These publications are both intended to be sharp, short shocks, clocking in at under 50 pages apiece and graced with covers that aren’t intended to be particularly cuddly. We like it like that.

Today also sees Bill Thunder’s ultra-hard-boiled detective novel, The Bastardizer go global. Unfortunately, we’ve had to up the price to cover the distribution pricing arrangements, but the trade-off is that it will soon be showing up on searches and available through Amazon and all the rest. One other plus point is that we’ve managed to retain the ‘pocket’ format for the trade paperback edition, meaning it’s still the compact 4.25” x 6.9” we’d always wanted it to be. We’ve also made it available as a download at a very reasonable £1.99 as of now, and hope to run some special promotions in the near future.

Hop on over to the website for more info and to order all Clinicality Press publications, and keep watching this space for more exciting new fiction on-line.

http://clinicalitypress.co.uk