What is a three-lobed brain?
Chimera, Korn and Lewis invented one back in the 1990's and dubbed it a
Tricephallic brain. The term refers to a story constructed by three writing
brains in intimate collaboration.
In Chim+Him, the new Cyber Pulp release, Oxford-based author Hertzan Chimera collaborates with seven of the most stunning authors writing today: Simon Logan, Mark McLaughlin, Vincent W Sakowski, Greg Wharton, John Edward
Lawson, MF Korn and DF Lewis.
Cyber Pulp Books
Hertzan Chimera loves to collaborate with other writers - it's a sort of
fetish, a literary perversion. Over the last fourteen years, he has collaborated with numerous male and female writers online and in print.
In his fifth book release this year, Hertzan Chimera (author of novels
Szmonhfu and United States, collections Animal Instincts and BFGS) shows how
traditional 3-act narrative quivers in the shadow of the twisted maneuvres
of combatative fiction, mano a mano.
Earlier this year, Hertzan Chimera brought out his gut-wrenching book of
female collaboration CHIM+HER, containing 24 collaborative stories with
Charlee Jacob, Alex Severin, Destiny West, Amy Grech, Queenie Tirone, Brutal
Dreamer, Dawn Andrews and Christina Sng.
CHIM+HIM is a man thing; a testosterone dripping book that heaves and roars
like some crazed beast. Chim+Him is a unique vision formed from many minds
that elevates the art of literary collaboration to its rightful place at the top of the creative pile. All the horrors of modern living are explored in
this holocaust of words, this nightmare of visuals, this illness. Never has
such shared pain made it intact to the printed page.
Collaboration is the true undiscovered country where opulent narrative lives
and grows and is sometimes destroyed, reborn, mutated into a new monster in
the mind of the other; the collaborator.
Chim+Him is about black-humour in a world of grease-painted clowns, it's
about life, it's definitely about death, it's about the things you shouldn't talk about, the crazy dangerous places you shouldn't go. It's about literary freedom. It's about the new world beyond narrative, into the twisted minds of the collaborators themselves.
By reading Chim+Him, you are drinking the raw, blended brainjuice of
Chimera, Lewis, Korn, McLaughlin, Wharton, Sakowski, Lawson and Logan - this is the ultimate sacrifice of persona, the pure blood from stone.
There are 25 collaborative stories in this Chim+Him, plus a bumper batch of
9 of the infamous Tricephallic collaborations of Chimera, Korn and Lewis. No other book brings their Tricephallic collection together.
What could be more intimate than a three lobed brain?
CHIM+HIM will be available in ebook, cd and TRADE PAPERBACK from Cyber Pulp
books of Houston on July 4th in the States.