Gruesome Futures is the fourth of Jon Weichsel's Tales to Make You Vomit. Weichsel clearly believes in truth in advertising, as the title and cover are an honest description of what you will find inside. If anything, this cover is a little tamer than some of the previous installments, while
New series Land of the Black Sun, a podcast appearance by Ben, the influence of Blade Runner, and sweet fan art.
This is the first installment of what I hope to make a regular feature here at With Both Hands, a reflection on a key work of fiction that I find myself returning to again and again that I will call With Both Hands Classics. For this inaugural edition, let’s
J. Manfred Weichsel is back with another disturbingly funny satire, The Calydonian Boar Hunt. Emphasis on the disturbing. Absolutely no one comes out of this looking good, and it is not for the faint-hearted. Yet, as disquieting as Weichsel’s work is, I argue that he is performing a valuable
Five Maidens on the Pentagram [Amazon link] is another brutally funny and devilishly inappropriate satire from J. Manfred Weichsel. I saw another review that described Weichsel’s style as “shoot the hostages”. Since I can’t phrase it any better than that, I will shamelessly steal it. Absolutely no one
When J. Manfred Weichsel let me know Ebu Gogo [Amazon link] had come out on Amazon, he warned me it was “Rabelaisian”. If anything, that hardly does the book justice. I figure I can do no better than repeat the author’s words: Warning: Ebu Gogo has repugnant sex, disgusting
NOT American MegaversityI picked up The Big U while I was organizing my library, and I decided to see if I still liked it ten years [at least] since the last time I had read it. It turns out, I do! For me, this is the perfect college satire, on