You know I love anthologies, right? I love digging in to a fresh batch of stories and discovering new writers to follow or catching a great short piece from an established favorite to hold me over until their next book. That said, here are a few I picked up recently.
Lee - Andrew Nette, Cameron Ashley, David Honeybone - Another of my favorite themed anthos of the year, this time from the chaps at Crime Factory (just get anything they publish) who conceived a collection of fictional biographical stories of screen icon Lee Marvin. The stories are presented in chronological order and based upon, rumor, myth and the badass vibes thrown from the screen. The talent lending to the legend of Lee include Adrian McKinty, Roger Smith, Heath Lowrance, Nigel Bird, N@B clazzacts Jake Hinkson, Scott Phillips, Erik Lundy and editor Ashley. It's even got a swell introduction by Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast and Cashiers du Cinemart. Now that's some pedigree.
Thuglit Issues 1-3 - Todd Robinson - In case you've been hiding beneath a rock for a bit, Thuglit is back with a twist and then another. The bi-monthly baddassery bible is now available for 99cents on Kindle or... in print - as chap-book sized collectibles for cheap. I'm working my way up, but only got the first three so far. They feature Jordan Harper, Jason Duke, Ed Kurtz, Jen Conley, Justin Porter, Mike MacLean, Court Merrigan, Terrence McCauley, N@B kids Funk & Davidson and many more.