The Big Bah-Ha by C. S. E. Cooney is an apocalyptic horror novel with strong dark fantasy overtones published by Drollerie Press which sponsors Horror Books with the Undead Rat.
The e-book is available now, and orders are being taken on the Drollerie Press website for both the signed and lettered limited hardcover as well as the trade paperback editions.
You can win a free copy of the e-book The Big Bah-Ha in Kindle, EPUB and PDF formats simply by leaving a comment on this post between now and Friday January 14, 2010. Please include your e-mail address in the comment form. An e-mail address is necessary for me to contact you and it will not be sold, lent out or used for spam.
So tell me in comments, are you afraid of clowns? And why? Why yes or why no. Answering this question is not a requirement to win, just something I’m curious about.
What is The Big Bah-Ha?
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What others are saying about The Big Bah-Ha:
“Physicists are discovering, to their horror, that future events cast their shadows into the past. If this be so, the fear of clowns so often seen in children may have its origin in this story. It is deep and wise and fabulous, and will leave you shuddering and strangely at peace. You could found a religion on it — or it may found a religion without you. Or found some new thing that humankind has not yet seen. Only God knows what would happen after the founding. As someone (you’ll find out who) says deep in the story, ‘We’re all clowns now.'”
— Gene Wolfe, multiple award winner and author of The Sorcerer’s House and The Book of the New Sun Series.
The Big Bah-Ha is a macabre post-apocalyptic fairy tale, a rollicking fantasy of a band of near-feral children who brave a plague-ridden landscape on a desperate quest. To rescue one of their own, they will ally with the monstrous and enigmatic Flabberghast — who arrived only after the world ended and eats the bones of the dead — and penetrate the mystery of Chuckle City, home to ravenous packs of balloon aminals, murderous Gacy boys, and the elusive Gray Harlequin. The Big Bah-Ha — it’s “The Goonies” meets “The Road Warrior,” perfectly suited for both ordinary children and gifted adults, and one of the most original fantasies I’ve read in a long time.
— John O’Neill, Founding Editor of Black Gate