A Career Guide to Your Job in Hell is a collection of nine entries, seven fictional and two nonfiction, giving humorous to horrific glimpses at jobs no one would ever want. The fiction ranges from horror to science fiction, whimsical to horrendous. The nonfiction stories are light in tone. Contributors include Scribe award winning Nathan Long, Scott Phillips (The Ice Harvest), John Jos. Miller and Victor Milan (contributors to the Wild Cards series),Robert E. Vardeman (author of more than 100 sci-fi and fantasy novels, including the novelization of the Scribe award-nominated Sony videogame God of War), Axel Howerton (online film & music critic and author of the upcoming Hot Sinatra), Scott S. Phillips (script writer for the cult classic movie Drive and script writer for TV's Kamen Rider Dragon Knight), plus newer writers Brandie Tarvin & Scott Denning. Introduction by indie film director Don Adams.
Axel gives an overview of the book:
"... It’s making my thumbs twitch. It wants me to pick up the letter opener that sits in the plain white coffee mug on my desk. It’s talking to me in Morse code, beating out its demands on the walls of my head. I can’t believe I never realized what this tool was really meant for…
People are stepping away from me, all running away from the battle inside of me. Someone is screaming. I think it was the blonde from down the hall. Dave is here. Dave from H.R. is moving slowly towards me, mumbling some kind of unintelligible verbal diarrhea. He’s trying to talk to me as if I were a baby, trying to soothe me and tell me everything is all right. I know, Dave. I know it will be OK, soon. I’m only dreaming, Dave. Only dreaming. " - From HUM by Axel Howerton
Phenomenal stories of workaday woe and shop-night shenanigans from the likes of the Scotts Phillipses, “Hollywood” Don Adams, Bob Vardeman, John Jos. Miller, Victor Milan, Nathan Long, Scott Denning, Axel Howerton and Brandie Tarvin. Featuring a hilarious introduction by "Hollywood" Don Adams.Includes my story Hum
"Axel Howerton’s “Hum” is spun through the eyes of a gonzo journalist hopped up on a cocktail of Bret Easton Ellis, Adult Swim, and a medical journal." - from Amazon.com review
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Axel Howerton is a cantankerous and thoroughly misanthropic Canadian author and poet with an abiding love of peanut butter cups, fine coffees and “old man hats”. Best known for his work as an entertainment journalist and freelance music/film critic, ...