Brutal Pantomimes contains ten tales of absurd exoticism, weird adventure and wild fantasy from the shockingly prolific and highly acclaimed Rhys Hughes. Most of the stories, novellettes and novella included have not previously been published and some are regarded by their author to be amongst his best works... Enjoy pirate shenanigans, a globe of the Earth that is a voodoo doll, the dubious gifts of a Greek god, impossible angles, improbable sciences, impractical philosophies, a rare tropical yeti in a submarine and so much more. Featuring an introduction by Michael Cisco.
The full table of contents is as follows:
Rhys Hughes’ Fiction is the Vaccine by Michael Cisco
The Jam of Hypnos
The Private Pirates Club
Corsets on the Outside
The Inflatable Stadium
The Eeriness that Lurks on the Far Side of Furniture
The Knees of Kionga
Shipyards on Saturn
How Gangrene was my Sally
The Impossible Inferno
The book is a lithographically printed, 256 page sewn hardback with colour endpapers and cover by František Tichý, as well as illustrations throughout by Jacques Callot. It is limited to 300 copies. ISBN 978-0-957160699.
It is available to order now for £33.00, inclusive of postage worldwide.
Concealed randomly throughout the first 100 copies ordered directly from this website are 71 handwritten Rhys Hughes manuscripts, chapbooks and other items of ephemera. Please see this document of provenance for full details of the items included.