SATAN À LA MODE

By Adrian Barnes

Illustrated by Yuliya Kashapova

Our currently-in-the-works illustrated novel, Satan à la Mode is set to be released September, 2015.

Adrian's first novel, Nod, was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke 2014 Award.

More about Nod:

Dawn breaks over Vancouver and no-one in the world has slept the night before, or almost no-one. A few people, perhaps one in ten thousand can still sleep, and they’ve all shared the same strange, golden dream. A handful of children still sleep as well, but what they’re dreaming remains a mystery. After six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis will set in. After four weeks, the body will die. In the interim, panic ensues and a bizarre new world arises in which those previously on the fringes of society take the lead. One couple experience a lifetime in a week as he continues to sleep, she begins to disintegrate before him, and the new world swallows the old one whole. NOD.

Praise for Nod:

The apocalypse comes in many forms, but none stranger than that of the chronic sleep deprivation that leads to mass psychosis … Barnes employs this brilliant idea to explore the nature of perception, redemption, and personal and social catastrophe. Outstanding.
— Eric Brown, Guardian
...This is what makes Nod so invigorating to read: the constant sense that what we’re reading is not the whole story of this world…you never quite know where the novel is going to settle—that this apocalypse is truly a work in progress…there’s a restlessness about the book which is really pleasing to see; this is a novel that feels endlessly uncomfortable in its own skin…
— David Hebblethwaite, Strange Horizons
Nod is a novel that only comes around every five to ten years. It takes that long for a writer to create a piece of fiction that actually has something to say and is unique.

Nod is that book.
— C. Wallwork, Amazon
Adrian Barnes’ first novel is a masterclass of humane insight and intelligent plotting, set during the last waking hours of human kind.
— Matthew Mcormack, Amazon
 

begin with the corners, Almeda Glenn Miller's first collection of poetry observes the crumpled sheets, strewn pillows, and dishevelled nature of our lives.  These poems are a tucking in of the corners; they are a beginning.

BEGIN WITH THE CORNERS occupies a complex poetic space that actually does begin with mysterious metaphorical corners that grow and contain their own hortus conclusus...this is a complicated and delightful garden of poems, and it is held together by a fearless grab at intimacy...that’s what I like about it, both the garden and the poems, and, from another angle, it’s because that’s the kind of writer and person Almeda Glenn Miller is. She balances on that tightrope anyway, and naturally.
— John Lent
Miller’s characters debate, collude, and finally reveal “It’s Eden we are talking about” — poetry moored to the people we love in a “plot so deep there’s topspin”! These mouthy elegies, stern and arthritic, and faithful to the garden “hit the ground, running.
— Susan Stenson
BEGIN WITH THE CORNERS offers dazzling lyrics about human failure, about the New World and the Old, and about music itself that “scor[es] a straight path over an uneven life.” Miller’s gift is to reveal—by means of solemnity, whimsy, humor, anger, indeed the entire spectrum of human feeling—that our world can only be the people we move among, the complicated, hurtful and exhilarating interactions between the manifold worlds embodied in each of us.
— Tom Wayman
Always alive to the quickening of heart, these searching poems lead us through time and place, love and loss, and around the darkest corners. “I will hold our world to the light,” writes Almeda Glenn Miller, and with these poems she certainly does.
— Brenda Schmidt

Each copy of BEGIN WITH THE CORNERS comes with an mp3 card allowing the reader to download Miller's collaboration with recording artists Motes and Oats. Click below to check out the sample track, "Deaf From the Music".