RELEASE THE MONKEYS!
Announcing the release of the hilarious new
weird fiction/Fortean fantasy novel
The Billionth Monkey
It’s like a meme come true…
Professor Niels Belanger is having the week from hell. The chair of his department has quit. The cute waitress at Café du Monde won’t speak to him. And now one of his students is trying to kill him. Belanger has stumbled into the deadly fantasy world of Nicholas Young, a partying frat boy whose unhealthy obsession with acting out urban legends has gone just a teensy bit over to the dark side.
Everything changes when Belanger encounters the most unusual woman he has ever met: a wildly nonconformist goth who technically shouldn’t exist. Yet the fact that she does forces him to accept that something much bigger and stranger is warping the shopworn fabric of reality.
But are the two of them enough to stop a Millennial under-achiever from impossibly destroying the world?
BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!
Also includes the free six-page comic book Hamlet Special Edition, featuring:
- Words by that other famous writer from Warwickshire, William Shakespeare (you may have heard of him).
- Pages by legendary comic book artist Greg LaRocque: not only did he redesign the Flash’s costume into its modern iconic form, but he’s drawn hundreds of comic books including Spider-Man, The Avengers, Legion of Super-Heroes, Power Man, and Iron Fist, in addition to his five-year run on The Flash.
- Cover painting by Robert Randle, known for the acclaimed graphic novel Serial Artist (wherein everything from the plot to the layout of panels on the page is determined by the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching…how freaking cool is that?!?).
“This book is endlessly creative. If you even think you like weird fantasy, you will love The Billionth Monkey.”
—Steve Englehart, creator of Star-Lord,
Coyote, and the definitive Batman
“This is funny and magic(k)al. Kaczynski has written a crazy quest novel equals parts of Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett. Can Professor Belanger and the quantumly impossible Destiny Jones defeat _____? (Can’t write the Dread Name). In some universes this is already a Hollywood blockbuster.”
—Don Webb, Through Dark Angles
“The Billionth Monkey is an adrenaline shot to the heart of twenty-first century American cultural consciousness, an outrageously intelligent alternate universe where urban legends are real. Kaczynski’s playful wit belies a profound wisdom that affects the brain like an overdose of smartness pills. One cannot resist the temptation to evoke Douglas Adams and Robert Anton Wilson when describing the experience. As delightfully funny and entertaining as it is enlightening.”
—Lon Milo DuQuette,
Accidental Christ: The Story of Jesus as Told to His Uncle
and Aleister Crowley: Revolt of the Magicians
“It’s super! …except for the naughty bits.”
—Cohor Woolstenhulme, Arouse! magazine
“You’d be nuts not to reach into your coin purse and slap a pair of sheckels down in vast deference to this book. The Billionth Monkey just may be the most significant English literary work since Hamlet Special Edition.”
—Simeon Nichols-Woking, Shakespeare’s Globes
Central University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Available in the following formats
- Trade paperback (6×9), 274 pages, ISBN 978-1514139929. Available now from Amazon, and other booksellers worldwide.
- Ebook available in iBook, Kindle, and Nook formats.
- Hardcover, 6×9, 272 pages, limited to 100 signed and numbered copies (see ordering details below).
LIMITED SIGNED AND NUMBERED HARDCOVER EDITION
ONLY 8 OF 100 MONKEYS LEFT!
(Number updated daily)
- True flip-book format, as originally designed (making this the banned Upside-Down edition!)
- All copies signed and numbered by the author, Richard Kaczynski
- Comes with a full-color 6×9 card of the Hamlet Special Edition cover painting, signed and numbered by artist Robert Randle. (One card at random has an additional sketch by Robert; will you be the lucky one?)
- Price: $39.95 + shipping.
Shipping Rates & Ordering
$4 media mail rate to US addresses (2-8 days)
$6 priority mail to US addresses (2-3 days)
$20 first class mail to addresses outside the US (delivery time varies)