Hard Times Blues cover & pre-order protocol


Elwin Cotman wrote the words. Dan McCloskey drew the cover. A few minor details remain to be attended to, then on July 15th the book comes out. It is Elwin’s 2nd collection & contains the stories “The Elvis Room”, “Pulp”, “The Revelation of John”, “A Song for the Yellow Prince” & “Graveyard Shift”  (a very early version of which appeared in the 3rd issue of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse zine way back when). Here’s what the great Elizabeth Hand said about an ARC with a bunch of typos:

With its intoxicating blend of rock and roll and the supernatural, crazed religion and visionary prose, Hard Times Blues is a wild ride down the same shadowy American sideroads traveled by the likes of Cormac McCarthy, Greil Marcus and Samuel R. Delany. A marvelous collection by a strikingly original new voice in contemporary fiction.

Kinda makes you want to pre-order by emailing Elwin $15, doesn’t it?

2 Responses to “Hard Times Blues cover & pre-order protocol”

  1. Sounds great. Gonna be a release party? D.

  2. Of course. Elwin has a tour planned & there will be a Pgh launch @ EEBX on Tuesday, August 13th.

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