Make Way for the Cataclysm
Step by step, mile by mile, one wild plunge after another.
The assassination of hope, the breech birth of freedom, the pulverization of viewpoint.
The square root in a dentist’s chair, the trembling hand with the drill, one step to the left of the waterboard.
Someone needs to take control of the mayhem, stomp out options, issue tear gas and uniforms, cloak the world in decree.
It’s time to bring on the Absolute, a state-of-mind that is wordless, a red hum in the brain pan.
A strong leader is needed who will abolish the past, wipe out memory, put a choke hold on the future.
Make way for the cataclysm that is already upon us.
HCOLOM PRESS is the heir to Vagabond Press, which began as a main player in the Mimeo Revolution of the Sixties and continued publishing right into the jaws of the new millennium. HCOLOM PRESS embodies the spirit of Vagabond Press, retooled for the times we live in.
Hcolom is Moloch spelled backwards. Moloch is an Old Testament deity to which children were sacrificed, a practice society still engages in with increased enthusiasm. Consumerism is the new Moloch, manifesting itself like cancer in war, politics, the arts and religion, in every nook and cranny of human endeavor, draining the intrinsic beauty out of life and mutilating the innocence and magic of childhood with its commercial meat hook. HCOLOM PRESS intends to publish books that by their nature repudiate this pernicious force–novels, poetry, children’s books and books that transcend genre.
Our launch book, in June of 2006, was John Bennett’s novel, Tire Grabbers, a fable of sorts, a reality book rooted in the fantasy of our times, the story of the coming of Moloch and the children who rise up in rebellion against it.
Books of kindred spirit will follow close on its heels. Go for it by clicking here… or hit the Hcolom logo above… or just hit any of the following covers…