The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black – Review

February 26, 2015

There is a very positive review of this book over at ijustreadaboutthat.

I quote:

“I enjoyed this whole book so much.  It was clever and fun, puzzling and confusing and ultimately quite rewarding.”

There is also some talk of Kodagain at the beginning of the piece.

Dr Black / best of 2014

February 3, 2015

Over at SF Signal, author Ben Peek mentions The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black, saying it is “at the top of his list” for best of 2014. Thanks Mr. Peek!

Connell Dr.Black jacket

The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black – available on Amazon

November 13, 2014 finally has some copies of this book, and are offering them at 25% off the regular price – which is a very good deal on this.

Connell Dr.Black jacket

Jeff VanderMeer’s intro to Dr. Black

September 13, 2014

Jeff VanderMeer has posted part of his introduction to my book The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black on his blog. Go read it.

The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black available for preorder

July 3, 2014

You can now preorder the Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black. It is a 366 page hardcover with an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.

There is a signed hardcover with a dustjacket, which is limited to 100 copies, and a regular hardcover with a dustjacket. The signed version has special endpapers also.

Order the signed version here

Order the regular version here


Connell Dr.Black jacket

Dr. Black review

June 24, 2011

A review of Dr. Black and the Gurrillia appeard on, reviewed by Seregil of Rhiminee.




The New and Perfect Man

June 15, 2011

PS Publishing has released “The New and Perfect Man”. It has a Dr. Black novella of mine in it called “Dr. Black, Thoughts & Patents”. The book is really beautiful. Very elegant, lots of good writing. Buy it here.

another 2

April 21, 2011

1. JL Williams talks about The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children on the Pank Blog

2. Brendan Moody talks about Dr. Black and the Guerrillia at The Stars at Noonday

Fright Site, Dr. Black

November 27, 2010

Adam Groves reviews Dr. Black and the Guerrillia at the Fright Site, saying:

“This wildly satiric and surreal novella, a handsomely printed limited edition hardcover, is essentially uncategorizable, reading like some mutant hybrid of Raymond Roussel and David Foster Wallace but still very much its own inscrutable beast.”


May 25, 2010

A review of Metrophilias at the Seattle Post Intelligencer and a review of Dr. Black and the Guerrillia at the Denver Books Examiner.

Dr. Black and the Guerrilla by Brendan Connell, with illustrations by John Connell