80s in Blood


The 80s represented a time of commercial indulgence and general cultural insanity. It is the decade in which weird and gross became mainstream. Excess was the hallmark of Hollywood. Blockbusters, shoot-em-ups, futuristic dystopian wastelands, mutants and beastmen and cyborgs, everything was covered in slime from gumball machines. It was a great time to be alive. It was an even greater time to be a kid.

80s in Blood aims to publish fiction that takes the 80s beyond the 80s. We seek the 80s version of the 80s: how characters in an exaggerated 80s movie might have envisioned an idealized 80s. If you have seen The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Sleepaway Camp III, Steel Dawn, Hard Ticket to Hawaii, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Hell Comes to Frogtown, Terror Vision, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Repo Man, Miami Connection, Howard the Duck, Big Trouble in Little China, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and you thought, “These movies just weren’t ridiculous enough for me,” then 80s in Blood is for you. 80s-style Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sword and Sorcery, Barbarian, Post-Apocalyptic, Martial Arts, and Horror stories taken to the ludicrous extreme: that’s what we are all about.

Novelette submission guidelines can be found here.

(80s in Blood is the first imprint to be developed by The Strange Edge, but likely not the last. Bradley Sands has suggested that The Strange Edge needs at least 10 imprints before we can release our first book. He’s probably right.)

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