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The Mold Farmer by Rick Claypool

Posted in New Releases with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2020 by 6GPress

The Mold Farmer, huh, what’s that about?

From the author of Leech Girl Lives comes a novella of cosmic claustrophobia and workplace survival horror. It’s the story of Thorner, crushed under the weight of an alien occupation and also a refrigerator; of his family and campmates and fellow workers on Weckett’s mold farm; of the nglaeylyaethm and their masks and pets. It’s the story of people in intolerable situations, faced with untenable choices, in an appallingly cruel society – a fanciful tale of the distant future.

Scifi/horror/weird fic writers weigh in:

Think you’ve got a bad job? Take consolation that you’re not scraping mold for a living, that you don’t have any tentacles in your head, and that you’re not sewing tents from the discarded skins of the creatures who’ve taken your world over. A wonderfully odd novella with a profoundly human core.

-Brian Evenson, author of Song for the Unraveling of the World and The Warren

At its best, Rick Claypool’s work makes the disturbing and surreal feel believable. The true horror in this book isn’t the alien overlords, but the alarmingly relatable journey of a man navigating a world he will never understand, willing to stoop ever lower just to get by.

-Daniel McCloskey, author of Cloud Town and A Film About Billy

Claypool’s post-apocalyptic novella draws readers into a world that’s compellingly surreal, darkly imaginative, and just not… quite right.

-Premee Mohamed, author of A Broken Darkness and Beneath the Rising

A character struggling between the twin horrors of alien in-vasion and economic degradation, I found Rick Claypool’s Mold Farmer a voice that held me in its grip. Full-on body horror merges with the most human of concerns-family, and how to protect it-to produce a fascinating, frightening tale.

-Aliya Whiteley, author of The Loosening Skin and The Beauty

So far it’s available from the usual suspects (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.), new-to-me outlets like Aladin, & good old bookshop.org. Ebooks too, for a change! Booksellers & libraries can order direct from Ingram.

Anyone uses goodreads, it’s also there & currently reviewless.

Learn more about Rick Claypool & his other work at his website.

Reviews, interviews, & so forth coming soon…