Sunday, February 21, 2021

SALON: "QAnon Followers Still Think Trump Will Be Inaugurated — on March 4 National Guard Will Be Ready"

SALON journalist Igor Derysh recently interviewed me about the current state of QAnon in our post-Trump era. You can read Derysh's complete article ("QAnon Followers Still Think Trump Will Be Inaugurated — on March 4 National Guard Will Be Ready") right HERE

Derysh's 2-20-21 article begins as follows:

Nearly 5,000 National Guard troops are expected to stay in Washington for at least another three weeks amid concerns over potential violence from QAnon adherents, some of whom believe former President Donald Trump will be inaugurated on March 4.

House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., cited QAnon chatter surrounding March 4 during a hearing this week with defense officials flagged by CNN.

"Some of these people have figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the president used to be inaugurated on March 4," Smith said. "Now why that's relevant, God knows. At any rate, now they are thinking maybe we should gather again and storm the Capitol on March 4 ... that is circulating online."

Pentagon official Robert Salesses said at the hearing that 4,900 National Guard troops will remain in D.C. through March 12 at the request of Capitol Police in response to "different missions" that the troops will support. He said there isn't a specific threat that the National Guard is tracking but the Pentagon will work with law enforcement agencies to evaluate any potential threats.

The Trump Organization appears to have taken notice of the chatter too. The Trump International Hotel in Washington has jacked up its room rates for March 3 and 4 by nearly $1,000, Forbes first reported. It was the only hotel in the nation's capital to increase rates for those days — and has not increased them on surrounding days. The hotel similarly raised its prices dramatically for Jan. 5 and 6, the dates around the deadly Capitol riot.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021


Through the miracle of synchronicity, I have two (count 'em, two!!!) new books scheduled to be published in the first week of April. On April 6th, my second novel (BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD) will be published by Crossroad Press. Only a few days earlier, on the first of April, a collection of novellas entitled WIDOW OF THE AMPUTATION & OTHER WEIRD CRIMES will be unleashed by Eraserhead Press

Here's the pitch:

WIDOW OF THE AMPUTATION & OTHER WEIRD CRIMES is a collection of four novellas that explore the madness of murder through the warped lenses of urban noir, science fiction, horror, and experimental fantasy.

In DECAY IN AMBER, a convicted rapist and murderer wakes up one morning to discover he is only six inches tall and floating down the middle of the L.A. River in a beer bottle. In ROCKET CITY MURDER, a police lieutenant has only twenty-four hours to solve a brutal triple-murder committed within the secretive confines of the bio warfare research lab known as Micropolis. In WIDOW OF THE AMPUTATION, the mythologies of various cultures collide as Charles Manson succeeds in busting out of Corcoran Penitentiary. And in YOU MIGHT AS WELL DIE, a crime noir writer is led into a clever cat-and-mouse game intended to frame him for a murder he himself unknowingly devised.

"Guffey is my kind of crazy. He understands that the universe is preposterous, life is improbable, and chaos rules: get used to it." -Pat Cadigan, author of MINDPLAYERS

"Robert Guffey's writing has impressed, entertained, and enlightened me pretty much since I first met him. My suggestion? If he wrote it, read it." - Jack Womack, author of RANDOM ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE

"A playful amalgam of Andy Kaufman and Philip K. Dick..." - Damien Lincoln Ober, author of DOCTOR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S DREAM AMERICA

Directly below you'll see the stunning cover, as designed by the incomparable Matthew Revert....

You can pre-order the book by clicking right HERE!

Monday, February 15, 2021


This past Friday, on February 12, Seriah Azkath of WHERE DID THE ROAD GO? reposted his March 10, 2018 two-part interview with Yours Truly as a single episode that runs almost three hours.

During this interview, we cover my books UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES, CHAMELEO, SPIES & SAUCERS, CRYPTOSCATOLOGY and related High Weirdness such as hordes of invisible predators attacking drug addicts in San Diego, sonic weapons, acoustic bullets, leapfrogging robots, machine-gun-toting ape-men in the wilds of Santee, vampire killings in the Philippines, dead nuns falling out of the sky, fairy abductions, the use of reanimated corpses as military weapons, roving invisible bubbles that sound like cuckoo clocks, and EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS. Enjoy, my friends!

You can hear the entire interview directly below....

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

"They're Coming to Take Me Away Ho-ho Hee-hee Ha-haaa!"

From Haven Orecchio-Egresitz and Kelsey Vlamis' 1-29-21 INSIDER article entitled "Lawyer Lin Wood Says He Will Refuse a Mental Health Test and Threatens the Georgia State Bar as It Opens An Inquiry Into His Conduct":

A far-right, pro-Trump attorney who is at risk of losing his license to practice law posted to the alternative messaging app Telegram on Friday, saying he will refuse to take a mental health assessment the Georgia State Bar has requested.

L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta-based defamation lawyer, rose to infamy last year because of his role in former President Donald Trump's unhinged attempt to overthrow the election, and representing the teenager who shot three Black Lives Matter demonstrators during unrest over the summer.

He has been banned from Twitter after repeatedly spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories.

The city of Detroit had also previously called for Wood, and other lawyers involved in the election scheme, to be disbarred in Michigan and other states where they are licensed.

The State Bar of Georgia Chief Operating Officer Sarah Coole confirmed in an email to Insider that an inquiry pertaining to Wood is ongoing under a rule that says mental illness could be grounds for disbarment. She said the investigation process is confidential and did not provide further comment.

In a Telegram post on Friday afternoon, Wood said he would refuse the exam if it was formally requested of him.

"I am of sound mind and I have not violated any rule of professional conduct," he wrote.

To read the entire article, click HERE

"They're Coming to Take Me Away" from LARD: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF REID (1990)

Sunday, January 31, 2021

A Complete Bibliography (Redux)

A colleague suggested I post a complete bibliography of my published work, so here it is….

They’re all listed here: short stories, interviews, articles, forthcoming books, etc. If I’ve overlooked the stray oddment, however, I’ll be sure to add it to the list later. For now, this is as complete a bibliography as my memory and haphazard records can construct: 

A Complete Bibliography
"The Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2020." Medium (December 16, 2020). 

"Donald Trump's Operation Mindfuck." The Evergreen Review (November 2, 2020).
"Dark Twins of a Distorted American Dream: Gary D. Rhodes’ Offed and Steve Erickson’s Shadowbahn." Medium (October 25, 2020).
"What Are the True Goals of QAnon? It's the 21st Century's Ultimate Catfish Scheme." Salon (September 13, 2020).
"Decoding QAnon: From Pizzagate to Kanye to Marina Abramovic, This Conspiracy Covers Everything." Salon (September 7, 2020).
"Making Sense of QAnon: What Lies Behind the Conspiracy Theory That's Eating America?" Salon (August 30, 2020).
"The Deep, Twisted Roots of QAnon: From 1940s Sci-fi to 19th-century Anti-Masonic Agitprop." Salon (August 23, 2020).
"What Is QAnon?: A Not-so-brief Introduction to the Conspiracy Theory That's Eating America." Salon (August 16, 2020).

"Her Wounded Eyes." New Reader Magazine #10 (June 2020).

"The Loser." Black Cat Mystery Magazine #6 (June 2020).

"The Pharmacy" and "The Lemon Thief." Rosebud #67 (Spring 2020).

"Watch Out or You'll End up in My Novel: The Lost World of Ask the Dust." John Fante's Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views. Fordham University Press, 2020.

"A Scarcity of Angels" (Part Two). Selene Quarterly Magazine Vol. 2, No.4 (February 2020). 

"The Advertising Man." Nameless Vol. 2, No. 4 (December 2019).

"A Scarcity of Angels" (Part One). Selene Quarterly Magazine Vol. 2, No. 3 (November 2019).
"62 Cents." The Mailer Review Vol. 13, No. 1 (Fall 2019).

"Farewell, Frankenstein!" Freedom of Screech. Crossroad Press, 2019.

"Death Comes to Dark Oaks: Son of Dracula as Film Noird (and Other Occult Matters)." Scripts from the Crypt: Son of Dracula. BearManor Media, 2019.   

Bela Lugosi and the Monogram Nine (written in collaboration with Gary D. Rhodes). BearManor Media, 2019. 

"Dymaxion Love." Hypnos Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 2019).

"The Detective with the Glass Gun." Black Dandy #3 (February 2019).

"The Last Nihilist Poet of Earth Vs. the Radioactive Monkeys from Mars." The Cockroach Conservatory Vol. 2 (December 2018).

"This Wound of Glass." New Reader Magazine #4 (December 2018).

"Fleshy Mounds." The Mailer Review Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall 2018). 

"The Eye Doctor." Test Patterns: Creature Features. Planet X Publications, 2018.

"The Vorpal Report." The Temz Review (Summer 2018).

"Collision." New Reader Magazine #1 (March 2018).

"Lovecraftian Horror and the Alchemy of the New." (January 25, 2018).

Until the Last Dog Dies. Night Shade/Skyhorse, 2017.

"My First Visit to The Trans-cultural Health Improvement Center." Panorama #4 (Autumn 2017).

"The Faggot Police." The Mailer Review Vol. 11, No. 1 (Fall 2017). 

"The Sheet." Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism #7 (Fall 2017).

Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year Vol. #9 for "The Wedding Photographer." Night Shade Books, 2017.

"The Box in the Desert: Budd Boetticher, Breaking Bad, and the Twenty-first-century Western." The Films of Budd Boetticher. Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

"Little Human and Giant Gods: The Extraterrestrial Tiki Art of Jack Kirby." The Jack Kirby Collector #70 (Winter 2017).

"What's At the End of Main Street?: The Struggle Between the Artificial and the Real in Recent Gnostic Cinema" Part 3. New Dawn Magazine #160 (January/February 2017).

"Destroy All Monsters." The Mailer Review Vol. 10, No. 1 (Fall 2016).

"What's At the End of Main Street?: The Struggle Between the Artificial and the Real in Recent Gnostic Cinema" Part 2. New Dawn Magazine #159 (November/December 2016).

"What's At the End of Main Street?: The Struggle Between the Artificial and the Real in Recent Gnostic Cinema" Part 1. New Dawn Magazine #158 (September/October 2016).

"Can & Can'tankerous by Harlan Ellison." The New York Review of Science Fiction #335 (July 2016).

"Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and Esoteric Science." Nexus Magazine Vol. 23, No. 4 (June/July 2016).

"The Wedding Photographer." Postscripts #36/37 (2016).

"Here Among the Dead: The Phantom Carriage and the Cinema of the Occulted Taboo." Expressionism in the Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

"Apotheosis of the Self: The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs." New Dawn Magazine #154 (January/February 2016).  

"Janelle's Key." Buffalo Zine #3 (2015).

"The Mystery of Albert Pike" reprinted in New Dawn Special Issue (Vol. 9, No. 4, 2015).

"Chameleo Chapter Thirteen." The Believer (June 2015).  

"Chameleo Chapter Three." Flavorwire (April 2015).  

"Chameleo Chapter One." The Los Angeles Review of Books (Winter 2015).  

Chameleo: A Strange but True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction, and Homeland Security. OR Books, 2015.

"Attack of the Poisonous Mushroom Growth!" Fortean Times #320 (November 2014).

“What Is a Cloud?” The Chiron Review #97 (Fall 2014).

Spies & Saucers. PS Publishing, 2014.  

"The War Against the Imagination: How to Teach in a System Designed to Fail." Jon Rappoport's Blog (February 2014).  

"Captain America Meets Big Brother." The Jack Kirby Collector #62 (Winter 2013).  
"The Walk." The Mailer Review Vol. 7, No. 1 (Fall 2013). 

Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year Vol. #5 for “Cryptopolis.” Night Shade Books, 2013.

"Flames." Plan B Magazine Vol. #2 (September 2013).  

“Strange Tales of Homeland Security.” Fortean Times #305 (September 2013).

"Selections from The Expectant Mother Disinformation Handbook." Postscripts #30/31 (August 2013).

"Still Pulling This Train: Harlan Ellison's Pulling a Train and Getting in the Wind." The New York Review of Science Fiction #295 (March 2013).

"Zeroville: On the Edge of the Unreal." Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism #2 (Fall 2012).

"Cryptopolis." Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism #2 (Fall 2012).

"The Couch." Pearl #46 (2012 Fiction Issue). 

“Cryptoscatology: AndrĂ© Breton & Fortean Phenomena.” Fortean Times #286 (April 2012). 

“Film Noird and the Multiple Realities Thereof: Bowery at Midnight, The Chase, and Kiss Me Deadly.” The New York Review of Science Fiction #282 (February 2012). 

“Charles Darwin and the Suppressed Science of Dr. Mirakle.” Video Watchdog Magazine #166 (January/February 2012). 

"Science Fiction on the Periphery: The Literary Novels of Steve Erickson, Jim Dodge, Denis Johnson and Larissa Lai." The Albatross (Jan. 2012).  

Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year Vol. #3 for “Ticks.” Night Shade Books, 2011.

"Birth of a Nation." Fearology: Terrifying Tales of Phobias. Library of Horror Press, 2011.

“We All Live in Happyland: Jack Kirby and the JFK Assassination” reprinted in The Jack Kirby Collector #57 (Summer 2011).

“Graffiti.” Art From Art: A Collection of Short Stories Inspired by Art. The Modernist Press, 2011. 

“The Morning of the Mutants.” Fortean Times #277 (July 2011).

"Bring Me the Head of AndrĂ© Breton!" Flurb: A Webzine of Astonishing Tales #11 (Spring 2011).  

“Twilight in Hysperia.” Aoife’s Kiss #36 (March 2011).

“We All Live in Happyland: Jack Kirby and the JFK Assassination.” The New York Review of Science Fiction #270 (February 2011).

“The Man from Planet X: Hollywood’s First Invasion from Outer Space.” The New York Review of Science Fiction #266 (October 2010). 

“My Blood Is Rotten.” Fortean Times #260 (April 2010).

“Ticks.” Flurb: A Webzine of Astonishing Tales #9 (Spring 2010).  

“The Mystery of Albert Pike.” Paranoia: The Conspiracy Reader Vol. 1. Paranoia Publishing, 2010.

“Satan, God, H.P. Lovecraft and Other Mephitic Models: An Interview with Paul Laffoley” reprinted in Journal Particules #26 (October/December 2009).

“Occult America.” Fortean Times #255 (November 2009).

“Macbeth and the Masons.” Fortean Times #255 (November 2009).

“Zeroville: On the Edge of the Unreal.” NTHPOSITION Online Magazine (2009).  
“Dr. Apocrypha’s Manifesto.” Chimeraworld 6: New World Disorder. Chimericana Books, 2009.

“silvertime.” Escape Clause: A Speculative Fiction Anthology. Ink Oink Art Inc., 2009.  

“Initiation.” Flurb: A Webzine of Astonishing Tales #7 (Spring 2009).   

“Tierra de los Muertos.” Alien Skin Magazine (April/May 2009).

“The End of History and the Clash of Civilizations” reprinted in Cyrano’s Journal (March 2009).

“Jack Kirby’s OMAC: Captain America Loves Big Brother.” The New York Review of Science Fiction #245 (January 2009).

“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” Dark Jesters:  An Anthology of Humorous Horror. Novello Publishers, 2009.   

“The End of History and the Clash of Civilizations.” Paranoia Magazine #49 (Winter 2009).

“A Truly Fortean SF Writer: Jack Womack.” Fortean Times #236 (May 2008).

“The Twelfth Thunder: Beyond the Digital Environment of Finnegans Wake.” The HunterGatheress Journal Vol. 1. HunterGatheress Publishing, 2008.

“Exopolitics and Planet X.” Fortean Times #228 (October 2007).

“White Noise: Don DeLillo’s Postmodern Autopsy of the 20th Century.” The New York Review of Science Fiction #229 (September 2007).

Bicycle Bites Man: Flann O’Brien’s Journey from the Sublime to the Absurd (A Fraudulent Essay of Dubious Scholarly Value, with Spurious Footnotes by An Imaginary Author).” The New York Review of Science Fiction #227 (July 2007).

“The History of Unknown Men.” New Dawn Special Issue #3 (Spring/Summer 2007). 

“To See the Invisible Man: An Interview with Project Chameleo’s Richard Schowengerdt.” UFO Magazine Vol. 22, No. 3 (March 2007). 

“George Bush Is Not a Christian.” New Dawn Magazine #100 (January/February 2007).

“A Strange & Portentous Case Study in Creeping Christo-Fascism.” New Dawn Magazine #100 (January/February 2007).

“William S. Burroughs: 20th Century Gnostic Visionary.” New Dawn Magazine #99 (November/December 2006).

“Feast of Clowns.” Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror. Fantasist Enterprises, 2006.   

“The Illusion of Control.” New Dawn Special Issue #2 (Autumn/Winter 2006).

“The Solomon Keyhole.” New Dawn Magazine #95 (March/April 2006).

“The Insect Queen of Venus & Other Strangeness.” The Chiron Review #80 (Autumn 2005).

“Collaborating with the Dead.” Like Water Burning #1. Like Water Burning Press, 2005.

“1001 Nights with Ali.” Paranoia Publishing, 2005.

“Programming Armageddon in the Middle East.” New Dawn Magazine #90 (May/June 2005).

“©onspiracy Inc.” Paranoia Magazine #38 (Spring 2005).

“Science Fiction on the Periphery: The Literary Novels of Steve Erickson, Jim Dodge, Denis Johnson, and Larissa Lai.” The New York Review of Science Fiction #202 (June 2005).

“The Suppressed Teachings of Gnosticism” reprinted in New Dawn Magazine #88 (January/February 2005).

“Satan, God, H.P. Lovecraft and Other Mephitic Models: An Interview With Paul Laffoley.” Paranoia Publishing, 2004.

“Fahrenheit 24/7.” Paranoia Publishing, 2004.

“Letters to the President” reprinted in the “Special Political Issue” of The Pedestal Magazine (Fall 2004).

“Concentration Campus” reprinted in The New Conspiracy Reader. Kensington Books, 2004.

“The Mass Psychology of Fascism in the United States.” Paranoia Magazine #36 (Fall 2004).

“Letters to the President.” Riprap #26 (Spring 2004).

“The Death of the Matrix.” Paranoia Publishing, 2004.

“The Suppressed Teachings of Gnosticism: An Interview with Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller” in Paranoia Magazine # 34 (Winter 2004) and on Paranoia Publishing, 2004.

“Tracks in the Desert” in Riprap #25 (Spring 2003). (Winner of the Best Fiction Prize for that issue.) 

“Concentration Campus.” Paranoia Magazine #31 (Winter 2003).

“The Comic Book Conspiracy” reprinted in Popular Paranoia. Adventures Unlimited Press, 2002.

“Interview with David Ulin.” Riprap #24 (Spring 2002).

“Science Fiction as Manipulation Part II. Paranoia Magazine #29 (Spring 2002).

“Esthra, Shadows, Glass, Silence.” The Third Alternative  #27. TTA Press, 2001.

Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror Vol. #14 for “The Infant Kiss.” St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

“Science Fiction as Manipulation Part I.” Paranoia Magazine #27 (Fall 2001).

“Heaven’s Gate, Columbine, the Unabomber, and Other Atrocities.” Paranoia Magazine #25 (Winter 2001).

“The Infant Kiss.” After Shocks. Freak Press, 2000.  

“The Comic Book Conspiracy.” Steamshovel Press #17 (2000).

“Synchronistic-Linguistics in The Matrix.” Paranoia Magazine #22 (Winter 2000).

“You Name the Dwarfs” and “Honey, Did You Leave Your Brain Back at Langley Again?” reprinted in The Conspiracy Reader. Citadel Press, 1999.

“Was Shakespeare a Freemason?” in Paranoia Magazine #19 (Winter 1999).

“Honey, Did You Leave Your Brain Back at Langley Again?” Paranoia Magazine #17 (Fall 1997).

“You Name the Dwarfs.” Paranoia Magazine #12 (Spring 1996).