Martian Lit Releases CS DeWildt’s Dead Animals

Dead Animals, by CS DeWildtMartian Lit is proud to announce the publication of CS DeWildt’s Dead Animals, a collection of short stories and flash.

The book doesn’t pull its punches, and it focuses on damaged and damaging characters. But even its most disturbing content is told with impressive literary subtlety.

Indeed, the book is already receiving considerable praise:

“A master’s class in short fiction… DeWildt doesn’t pull a single punch, and it’s refreshing to find an author who has the literary balls necessary to pull it off.”
– JJ Anderson, author of Trailer Park Juggernauts

“In the rugged tradition of the best rural noir… these stories are brutal, sobering reminders that mankind is little more than animals who can talk, driven by instinct, defeated by inability, and always dangerous when cornered.”
– Joe Clifford, author of Junkie Love and Wake the Undertaker

“Bleak, twisted, and not afraid to take risks. It’s a haunting journey with surprisingly real characters — sometimes wonderfully odd, almost bizarre, but believable.”
– Chris Irvin, co-editor of Shotgun Honey

Dead Animals runs 134 pages and sports a cover by Christopher Coffey. It retails for $9.99 in print and $4.99 on Kindle.

Martian Lit is a publisher specializing in smart but offbeat material. We’re very proud of this excellent book, and we appreciate your support!

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In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization, which publishes non-fiction and documentary films on comic books and promotes the medium as a legitimate form of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit. He currently lives in Illinois.

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Also by Julian Darius:

Dance until Dismembered




Watching People Burn


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