HOZ Books

Coming soon — the House of Zolo’s inaugural releases:

The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1 , edited by Nihls Andersen and Erika Steeves — Launching 01/01/2020

Phreak, a new novel by J. E. Solo. Launching 02/02/2020

Announcements about pre-ordering and launch events coming soon.

The HOZ Journal of Speculative Literature — Volume 1

EDITORS: Nihls Andersen, Erika Steeves
GENRE: Fiction, Poetry
FORMAT: Paperback and e-book
DIMENSIONS: 6 X 9 inches
PAGES: 335
ISBN: 978-1-989587-04-1 (print)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-01-0 (e-pub)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-06-5 (Kindle)
RELEASE DATE: 01/01/2020

A woman confesses to killing god… Two people stand on the edge of the abyss that is the end of the world… A hidden history of earth is revealed in the interpretation of mysterious found manuscripts… An alien entity takes root in a suburban garden and starts transforming the neighbourhood…

These are just few of the many ideas explored in this exciting new collection from the House of Zolo. Writers and poets from around the world conjure fractured dimensions, cast dark nightmares and offer alternatives to the apocalypse as they navigate to the very edges of time and back. Delving into themes of post-humanity, future-shock, and the consequences of climate change, these short stories and poems fearlessly explore what it means to be human. Alternately dark and hopeful, heartbreaking and humorous, this volume contains stories and poems to spark the imagination and inspire new perspectives on the future.

HOZ’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1 is an international collection of short stories and poems by some of today’s most compelling writers: Jessica Barksdale, Joe Baumann, L. X. Beckett, Melanie BellJenny Blackford, Robert Borski, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, M. S. Chari, Deborah L. Davitt, Joe DiCicco, Steve Dillon, James Dorr, Kevin Freeman, Amelia Gorman, Vince Gotera, Russell Hemmel, Richard Leis, E. H. Lupton, JBMulligan, Jennifer Loring, Sally McBride, Stephen McQuiggan, Laurel Radzieski, Samannaz Rohanimanesh, George Salis, Lucy Stone, Ojo Taiye, Cohl Warren-Howles.

Curated and edited by Nihls Andersen and Erika Steeves with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons.

Phreak

AUTHOR: J. E. Solo
GENRE: Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback, audio and e-book
DIMENSIONS: 5.5 X 8 inches
PAGES: 260
ISBN: 978-1-989587-00-3 (print)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-01-0 (e-pub)
RELEASE DATE: 02/02/2020
AUDIOBOOK RELEASE: 2020

In an alternate, near-future world where corrupt government and corporate interests rule the smallest details of Island life, an unusually sensitive child is born. Navigating a landscape of ecological devastation and botched genetic modification experiments, the child’s survival depends upon their heightened senses and the skills they learn at the knee of their life-hacking father. Will it be enough? As they cross the threshold of adulthood the collapse of Island society draws close and they must act in order to protect what they love.

A richly detailed and compelling first novel, Solo deftly layers satire and social commentary to create a powerful story of resilience and survival.

J. E. Solo is an award winning writer, multi-disciplinary performance artist, and composer whose artistic practice is focussed on creating universes, building worlds and merging the real with the virtual. Solo’s work explores humanity’s tenuous connection to nature and juxtaposes the evolution of modern technology against the fragility of living things.