“With his new collection, Skipp is at his disturbing, passionate, and often hilarious best, giving us his all with deeply personal and illuminating stories, screenplays, and essays.”
All of us know horror. Every single day, they shove it in our faces. Try to negotiate the nightmares all you want, total destruction is simply a push of the button away.
Now walk through light and dark without flinching an eye. See the best of us, and the worst of us.
Laugh, scream … it definitely ain’t pretty, but it sure is beautiful once you let it take you all the way down.
Why we’re excited about this book:
John Skipp is legendary in the world of horror, speculative, weird, splatterpunk, and bizarro fiction. The author of The Light at the End, The Scream, The Clean Up, The Bridge (all with Craig Specter), Spore (with Cody Goodfellow), The Long Last Call, Art is the Devil, among others, Skipp’s short fiction has been featured in numerous anthologies, and is collected in The Art of Horrible People. With his new collection, Skipp is at his disturbing, passionate, and often hilarious best, giving us his all with deeply personal and illuminating stories, screenplays, and essays. Jeremy Robert Johnson (The Loop, Entropy In Bloom) says: “Don’t Push the Button is a beautiful, bluesy, angry, affectionate howl of a book. It wants to tear you apart to show you what’s wonderful deep inside of all of us. A wild, unpredictable portrait of a bright, burning mind, it showcases Skipp’s radical range, dark-hearted humor, and enormous empathy. There’s a grace and honesty to these stories that moved me, and made me grateful that John Skipp will always choose to push those buttons.”, and Kathe Koja (The Cipher, Bad Brains) says: “John Skipp has never, ever been afraid to walk in the dark: he knows that’s where all light shines hardest. Walk with him, trust his vision and his voice. Push the button.”
Releasing 26 October 2021 from Clash Books, Don’t Push the Button by John Skipp is available for pre-order now.