Sunday, June 23, 2019

Going Native review roundup

The reviews are in and Going Native & other stories is a hit! I am very proud of my book and am grateful that I was given the opportunity to share it with the world. Going Native received some incredible reviews, so without further ado, let’s see what the critics have to say!

JD Cowan writes: “This collection features six stories, all of which are remarkably strong pieces and very different from each other. The only similarities are that they are all weird tales, proving that genre really is more than aesthetic and has its own voice. If you are in a mood to read new pulp stories with the beating heart of the old tales then this collection is for you.”

Jon Mollison writes: “If you want to read some of the most unusual and creative short fiction out there today, give Going Native a shot.  It will introduce you to the sort of energetic experimentation that can only be found well outside the usual publishing houses that dominate the industry today.  And keep the name J. Manfred Weichsel in mind – he’s an author that shows a lot of promise in this short volume, and you’re sure to be seeing a lot more of that name in the years to come.”

Nathan Housley writes: “All in all, an excellent set of stories, with a heavy suspicion of those who would claim to be our betters, a heavy pulp vibe, and a place at the Great Conversation of the West.”

Read the rest of Nathan’s review here:

Keith West writes: “Weichsel is a writer who is not afraid to push boundaries or take chances.  On the whole, he’s successful.  There’s a fair bit of sex and violence here, so his work won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.  But if you want something different than the usual paint by numbers science fiction and fantasy from a writer who will surprise you, give Going Native a try.”

Misha Burnett writes: “Weichsel is unapologetically Pulp Revival, and his work shows that refusal to be bound to the conventions of any one genre–he’ll use whatever tools he needs to get the job done.”

I also sat down for an interview with Superversive Press, where I talk about the stories in Going Native and go into some of my thinking on various topics such as the current state of publishing, the meaning of superversive, and social satire.

So what are you waiting for? Buy Going Native & other stories now if you haven’t already, and see for yourself what all the critics are talking about!

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