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Clinicality have been keeping a low profile of late, but that doesn’t mean we’ve not been hatching plans for new publications. The silence of recent months won’t last! Coming in the next couple of months, we have a paperback edition of Karl Van Cleave’s spectacularly brutal collection of short stories, Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions.

It will be followed by a collaborative work by Van Cleave and Stuart Bateman, which will be a limited, print-only multimedia headfuck.

Finally, we’re also planning to publish Christopher Nosnibor’s previously unseen novel Exiled In Domestic Life.

Keep watching this space, and meanwhile, keep it brutal.

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.

Incisions Cover copy

 

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.

Incisions Cover copy

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.

We’ve been chopping chunks off the prices of our catalogue since the year began, and there are more awesome offers still to come before January’s out. Here’s a quick roundup of what we’ve got going cheap – and even free – so far.

Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing With Guts

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. http://www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-nosnibor-editor/clinical-brutal-an-anthology-of-writing-with-guts/paperback/product-17814648.html

 

The Bastardizer by Bill Thunder

We’ve slashed 30% off the paperback edition of this ultra-hard-boiled detective adventure: http://www.lulu.com/shop/bill-thunder/the-bastardizer/paperback/product-20177080.html

Alternatively, the e-book edition of The Bastardizer is available in any digital format you could dream of – including Kindle – for just $1? Yup, a measly dollar. Just enter the coupon code FB29M (not case sensitive) to get it here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82050

 

This Book is Fucking Stupid by Christopher Nosnibor

The original e-book of This Book is available for $1.25 (instead of the standard $4.99) in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, follow this link and enter the coupon code GM67T (not case-sensitive).https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/146943

 

Hack by James Wells

To download the e-book of Hack for just $1.02 (instead of the standard $2.99) in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, follow this link and enter the coupon code RG77A (not case-sensitive).https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87484

 

From Destinations Set by Christopher Nosnibor

With 25% off the print edition, this brain-bending narrative an now be purchased for just £4.49. http://www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-nosnibor/from-destinations-set/paperback/product-14913980.html

 

Postmodern Fragments by Christopher Nosnibor

e-book £0.99 (instead of the usual £1.99) http://www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-nosnibor/postmodern-fragments-writings-on-work-technology-and-contemporary-living/ebook/product-17153220.html

 

Broken Wings’ by Karl van Cleave

As a taster for Karl’s forthcoming collection of short stories, we’re giving away the first 100 downloads of ‘Broken Wings’ for free. It’s got blood, guts and existentialism in abundance. Get it here in almost any e-book format you could possibly want, including Kindle: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/268347

 

Watch this space for more offers in the coming days… and keep it brutal.

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.

We’re not all bah, humbug here at Clinicality Press – although don’t think for a second that all the festive frivolities mean we’re going to be giddy with seasonal spirit. Life – and death – goes on, and when it comes to sticking the harsh realities in your face, few writers come more harsh in their realities than Karl van Cleave.

So we’re unveiling a second story from Karl’s forthcoming collection of stories, Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions via Smashwords. ‘Broken Wings’ is clinical, brutal and existential. And in the spirit of goodwill to all, we’re giving away the first downloads for FREE. You can get yours in practically any (virtual) format you can imagine by following this link.

bROKEN wINGS White Resized

 

Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions will be published as an e-book in February 2013, with a print edition later in the year.

2012 has been a good year for us here at Clinicality. While we’ve not published quite as many titles as we might have hoped due to financial constraints and having lives outside publishing – including crummy day jobs, yadda yadda – we have put out some titles we’re inordinately proud of. They’ve even been shifting units. We’ve also made pretty much all of our catalogue available for Kindle, and this has proved to be a resounding success. We sold more Kindle titles in the second half of 2012 than print books in the preceding 18 months. It might be sad news in terms of our beloved paper books, but as publishers, our main objective is to get our work out there and get it read. So looking to 2013, we’re aiming to build on the successes of the last 12 months, and naturally, we’ll be keeping it brutal.

While we’re yet to firm up the precise dates, we’ve got our publishing schedule for the first half of 2013 pencilled in and it seems only right to share it. So, provided the Mayan Apocalypse fails to materialise next week, the following titles will be hitting the virtual shelves in the coming months:

February 2013: Karl van Cleave – Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions. e-book. A collection of short stories that are both clinical and brutal. ‘Blades’, which will feature in the collection, has already been published as a free e-book through Smashwords, and another taster, ‘Broken Wings’ will be unveiled in the next few weeks.

March 2013: Christopher Nosnibor – This Book is Fucking Stupid. Print edition. The anti-novel that redefines literature by dismantling fiction, criticism, theory and reviewing in under a hundred thousand words, originally published as an e-book in April 2011 finally realises something Kindle can’t.

March 2013: James Wells – Hack. Print edition. Published as an e-book in September 2011, Hack is the ultimate tale of sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll. Sordid, seedy and scuzzy, it’s a must-read, relentless rollercoaster of depravity and musical mayhem.

April 2013: Christopher Nosnibor – The Changing Face of Consumerism. e-book. This collection of essays began life as an occasional series of blogs in 2007. Five years on, the series has run to 13 pieces dissecting changes in capitalist culture based primarily around the publishing and music industries. Those articles are all gathered here, along with a number of previously unpublished discussions on the art world and more.

May 2013: Karl van Cleave – Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions. Print edition. Expanded with additional material not in the e-book, including the story ‘Listen’.

Keep watching this space for updates… and meanwhile, thanks to all those who have supported us this year (and during the years since we started up), either by reading the blog/zine or buying our books. We really do appreciate it.

We’re proud to announce that our first publication of 2013 will be a collection of short stories by Karl van Cleave entitled Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions. It’s clinical and exceptionally brutal and we love it.

Karl contributed a brace of cut-up poems to our landmark Clinical, Brutal… anthology in 2010 and has also had writing featured in the Clinicality Press online.

Ahead of the book’s release, we’ll be putting a couple of the stories out as free e-books via Smashwords, with distribution to other channels  / formats including Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook and Kindle. The first of these, ‘Blades’, is available as of now and can be downloaded for free from HERE.

BLADES 3

Anonymity # 1: Listen…

Karl van Cleave

Listen up, motherfuckers, I’m not screwing around here. I’ve got a fucking gun and I’ll fucking use it. I mean it. This guy here…. Yeah, this guy, he’s my hostage. I don’t know him, I don’t care. I mean, he doesn’t mean shit to me, so he’s expendable. We’re all expendable. I’m expendable. I know it. I don’t know why you all think you’re so fucking special. The sooner you realise you’re expendable too, the better. Wise up! I’m telling you. No-one gives a fuck. You die, no-one will even notice. You die in dramatic circumstances, you’ll make the news for a few hours, maybe even a few days. Yeah, so I don’t give a fuck if I go down… I’d happily go down, be a footnote in history, a snippet of footage on the news, a half column in the morning paper. It’s more than I am now, it’s more than any of you are now. So what’s it gonna be? Huh? Huh? Yeah, I’m talking to you. And I’m talking to you! It doesn’t have to be this way… I’ll take the money and a break for freedom, that’s cool, but you don’t wanna fuck with me. Take the money and live, or get gunned down, it’s all the same to me. This is my one fucking shot, you hear? I’ll take you down, take this guy down – this anonymous guy – take you all down. I don’t give a fuck. Yeah, I’ve gone past caring and I’ve gone past living as just one more anonymous nobody. Hand it over, I’m a rich somebody. The cops take me out, I’m a dead somebody, but that’s more than any of you, more than any of you will ever be. You know it, you sad pathetic fucks. You’re scared of me, but you envy me, because you want to be where I’m standing. You want your fifteen minutes of fame. I’m getting mine, right here, right now.

I’m poised, I’m ready. I’ve rehearsed this countless times before. I’m coiled. One day, I’m going to snap.