Friday, November 23, 2018


Yes, indeed, it's that time of the year again!  PS Publishing (the publisher of my second book, SPIES AND SAUCERS) is now having a "Black Friday" sale that lasts until Monday the 26th.  Included in this sale are ridiculously low-priced signed hardcovers of SPIES AND SAUCERS as well as bargain-priced bundles of PS Publishing's award-winning anthology series POSTSCRIPTS that include hardcover copies of POSTSCRIPTS #30/31:  MEMORYVILLE BLUES, a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore that contains my very bizarre 2013 short story "Selections from The Expectant Mother Disinformation Handbook," and POSTSCRIPTS #36/37:  THE DRAGONS OF THE NIGHT, which contains my 2016 novelette "The Wedding Photographer."  (It's worth noting that "The Wedding Photographer" received an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in her annual YEAR'S BEST HORROR anthology, as can be seen HERE.  Datlow called the novelette "a charming" and "lovely tribute to Ray Bradbury.")  Also discounted are signed hardcover books by such exemplary writers as Richard Chizmar, Jack Dann, Joe Hill, Stephen King, and Michael Moorcock!  Click HERE for further info!


"Robert Guffey is a writer of the first rank.  He is more.  He makes strange landscapes and people come alive in ways that remind the reader that, yes, this world is strange.  The three novellas in SPIES AND SAUCERS will shake up your soul and make you laugh, even if you don't want to.  You'll walk in his characters' shoes as they try to cope with exceedingly bent realities, and you'll know why winning and losing are only a part of a much larger and more surreal Weird that has taken over society.  Guffey makes his work look easy, but it isn't.  He's a magician.  He has the ineffable touch."  

"Robert Guffey’s SPIES AND SAUCERS is an unforgettable experience.  In this book, the three tales are distinct and yet also have clear thematic relationships to one another, all evoking an insightful view of the wonders and the fears of America in the '50s.  They also draw upon a rich array of pop culture, ranging from B-horror movies like THE DEVIL BAT (1940) with Bela Lugosi to Irish folklore and the golden age of science fiction novels.

"These allusions enriched both occasions I’ve read SPIES AND SAUCERS (thankfully I have a hardback, as I’ll be returning to it again in the near future).  At the same time, I don’t believe knowledge of the various films and books to which Guffey refers is necessary, no more so than it is for reading and loving Thomas Pynchon.

"SPIES AND SAUCERS is thoughtful--at times dark, at times darkly humorous--but always enjoyable.

"Along with Cormac McCarthy, Guffey is my favorite modern fiction writer. SPIES AND SAUCERS provides ample proof as to why I feel that way."


"Robert Guffey’s book SPIES AND SAUCERS presents three novellas about UFOs, Men in Black, strange creatures and even stranger occurrences.  These tales are set in the '50s, but they sound as fresh as any modern story of UFOs and strange creatures.  Reading in bed or right before bed is not recommended for the faint of heart."

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