Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Apex to publish TASTE OF TENDERLOIN by Gene O'Neill

San francisco's dark side comes alive in taste of tenderloin

Forthcoming release from author Gene O'Neill and Apex Publishing


[Lexington, Kentucky] – Eight stories of dark science fiction and fantasy weave a path through the underbelly of San Francisco's most notorious district in TASTE OF TENDERLOIN by Gene O'Neill. Best known for his strong sense of place and uniquely vibrant characters, O'Neill brings the gritty underside of the city to life with eight interwoven stories of broken lives, missed dreams, and all that can go wrong with both reality and fantasy among the down and out. The city itself opens wide to swallow all comers with the temptation of its secrets and sins, while O'Neill brings dignity and humanity to a set of characters often overlooked in both society and fiction.

Coming in the August of 2009 from Apex Publishing, TASTE OF TENDERLOIN gives fantasy, science fiction, and horror a home in the city streets. Pre-orders available soon—watch the Apex website (www.apexbookcompany.com) for details.

GENE O'NEILL has seen over 100 of his stories published, perhaps most notably in the Twilight Zone Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Cemetery Dance, and various anthologies. Many of his past stories have garnered Nebula and Stoker award recommendations, including “Balance,” a Stoker finalist in 2007, included in this collection.

APEX PUBLICATIONS (www.apexbookcompany.com) is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of dark science fiction and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the critically acclaimed Apex Magazine. In 2006, Apex Publishing branched into producing novellas, collections, and anthologies, earning a Bram Stoker Award nomination for the AEGRI SOMNIA anthology in 2007, and another for the collection MAMA'S BOY by Fran Friel, published in 2008.

Press Contact: Jason B. Sizemore

Apex Book Company - Dark SF, Fantasy, and Horror

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