Colleen Anderson is the host(ess) for the ChiZine reading series for west coast speculative fiction writers. Tonight belonged to Oregon readers, Cameron Pierce, Kirsten Alene and Alan M.Clark.
The three readers regaled us with their weird and wonderful fishy tales of fun and horror. Think sushi shaped like naughty bits, dead man dancing underwater and troutenomics and you begin to get an idea of the speculative fic scope. The setting was quiet but intimate. The bistro is one of the betters venues in town for readings but it’s food prices are too high!
Cameron Pierce reads from 3 trouty short stories
Ranging from surreal horror to fables about fishing and the outdoors, Cameron Pierce’s books include the Wonderland Book Award-winning collection Lost in Cat Brain Land, the controversial cult hit Ass Goblins of Auschwitz, and forthcoming from Broken River Books, The Incoming Tide and Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon.
His books have been praised by New York Times bestselling authors like Piers Anthony and Thomas F. Monteleone, legendary cult filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, The Guardian, Cracked.com, Flavorwire, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Dazed & Confused, and more.
He has also edited four popular anthologies and serves as the head editor of the Lazy Fascist Press, publishing the work of authors such as Sam Pink, Scott McClanahan, Stephen Graham Jones, Blake Butler, Molly Tanzer, Noah Cicero, Alan M. Clark, and Patrick Wensink.
Cameron lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, author Kirsten Alene.
Kirsten describes naughty shaped sushi
Kirsten Alene lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Japan Conquers the Galaxy (2013), Unicorn Battle Squad (2012) and the novella, Love in the Time of Dinosaurs (2010). Her work has been published in The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, In Heaven Everything is Fine: Fiction inspired by David Lynch, Housefire’s Nouns of Assemblage, Innsmouth Magazine, Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens, New Dead Families, Small Doggies Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, Ellipsis, and Rivets.
Alan M. Clark reads from his novel, a scene where a dead man dances underwater.