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Karl van Cleave’s biography perhaps speaks for itself:

Swedish-born Karl van Cleave has lived and worked in many cities around Europe, in jobs ranging from police work to journalism. He is fascinated by emerging technologies, developing methods of communication, telepathy, pornography, philosophy, avant-gardism and the Marquis de Sade. His work is featured in ‘Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing With Guts’ (Clinicality Press 2010). He currently lives at home in London with his mother’s mutilated corpse.

His first solo collection of fiction, entitled Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions is everything you would expect from such a writer when paired with a publisher like this one: clinical, brutal and cutting edge.

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Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions is published today (28 February 2013) exclusively on Amazon Kindle. Other platform editions will follow later in the year.

To purchase from Amazon.com go here, and to purchase from Amazon.co.uk, go here.

 

With the six stories contained in ‘Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions’, Karl van Cleave proves himself to be a leading exponent of clinical brutality. Rendering the horrors of the every day in agonising, medical detail, van Cleave cuts through literary niceties to expose the core – and the gore – of the human condition. It isn’t pretty, but it is real. Very real.

 

Links to follow: watch this space.

Clinicality Press are elated to announce that Karl van Cleave’s collection of short stories, entitled Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions will be published as an e-book via Amazon Kindle and Smashwords on 28th February 2012.

Van Cleave made his Clinicality debut in the Clinical, Brutal… anthology in 2012 and has since featured in the Clinicality blogzine. Incisions… contains 6 short and brutal stories and is Karl’s premiere solo publication. Written in blood with no detail too unpleasant, Karl’s writing is not for those with a delicate disposition.

The six stories are as follows:

Blades
Broken Wings
Screw I
Screw II
Trauma
Appendix

We’re giving away ‘Blades’ as a free taster over at Smashwords.

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Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions will be priced at £3.99 on Amazon.co.uk and (approximately) comparatively on international sites. Links to follow: watch this space.

With just over a week left in the Clinicality Press January sale, we’ve made some further reductions to our titles.

There’s now 30% off The Bastardizer by Bill Thunder, which means it’s only £5.25.

What the critics have said:

‘…recommended [for] readers who like their tales short and violent, and their heroes as brutal as their villains.’ – Nicholas Towasser, Library Thing.

‘Thunder’s debut at once reinvigorates and exhausts the well-worn detective / crime fiction genre, presenting a classic pulp first-person narrative with a contemporary and deeply misanthropic twist.’ – Christopher Nosnibor

‘…a good change of pace from the normal genre of books.’ – Goodreads.com

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Plus, our genre-smashing collection of poetry and prose Clinical Brutal… An Anthology of Writing With Guts has a whopping 40% off, making it just £4.79! Features: 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

What the critics have said:

‘These are works driven by a raw edginess arising from a world of violence and fragmentation that the authors are seemingly trying to comprehend… at its best this clinical, brutal writing can in many instances be cynical, beautiful writing.’ – Christopher Willard, Bookpleasures.com

‘… a nauseating and very surreal collection of short stories and poems that captured my attention from the front cover, to the very last page… Reading the whole book in one sitting is overwhelming and really messes with your head.’ – Victoria Gonzales, ReaderViews

‘An interesting… experiment in forcing its reader to confront the “beast within”.’ – Lavanya Karthick, Bookpleasures.com

 

Finally, we’ve knocked 10% off Christopher Nosnibor’s dual-narrative brain-bender From Destinations Set, which is now available for just £9.00. It’s also available to download for FREE.

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To order all of these and more, go to Clinicality Press’ shop: http://clinicalitypress.co.uk/Publications.aspx – But hurry, the sale ends on January 31st!