Metrophilias /

April 29, 2010

Over at Seregil of Rhiminee has this to say about Metrophilias:

“…it was almost impossible to stop reading..”


“…Metrophilias is a fascinating and original short story collection, which can be recommended to readers who want to read something different (it’s difficult to find similar collections).”

Tractate of Graceful Clouds and Gay Phoenixes

April 26, 2010

This piece of mine is up here at HTLMGIANT.

A change in programming

April 23, 2010

My book The Architect was due out this year from Enigmatic Ink. For  reasons which I will not go into here, this book will no longer be published by them, but by PS Publishing in the UK, in late 2011, rather than this year. This is all for the best, as I already have Metrophilias and the forthcoming Unpleasant Tales this year (plenty to deal with there), and am happy to be working with the good folks at PS, who publish outstanding books.


April 15, 2010

My new book is out, details below:

“Off beat, compelling, intricate: an urban jigsaw puzzle.”

            —Ben Peek, author of Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth

“With delicate minimalism and poignant specificity, Metrophilias demonstrates the human contagions that come with our increasingly urban life. When they get around to mapping the literary sky of the 21st century, I’m betting that Brendan Connell’s star will shine very brightly, indeed.”

            —Lucius Shepard, author of Life During Wartime

“Every generation throws up a few genuine Masters of the Weird. There simply is no hyperbole in the statement that Brendan Connell is a member of this elite group right now, perhaps the most accomplished of them all.”

            —Rhys Hughes, author of A New Universal History of Infamy


Thirty-six cities. Thirty-six stories of obsession. From ancient Thebes to present day Berlin, these little portraits of humans superimposed on their suburban environment are corroding treats thrown together in a past-modern beaker, landmark tales of love in the metropolis. A round-the-world tour of craving and decadence.

Publication Info

Paperback, 102 pages

Better Non Sequitur Press
1st edition, May 1st, 2010
ISBN: 0974323578

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Art of McSweeney’s

April 12, 2010

This book seems to be coming out soon from Chronicle Press. I have a tiny little thing in there somewhere.

Art of McSweeney\'s

Cover of Metrophilias

April 9, 2010

No, he’s a Masochist

April 7, 2010

I noticed in this paper about Archetypes, my character Zuccarelli, from The Translation of Father Torturo, is listed as an archetypical Sadist. But he is a Masochist.