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(crime fiction novel, 55 chapters, 246 pages) NEW COPIES!! PRE-ORDER NOW!!
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We sold-out the first 40 copies of Luke Sick's first literary effort way faster than we thought we would, so we have decided to offer another round of 40 books. This is not a new press, and these books will look and read exactly the same as the first round. If you didn't get one the first time around or didn't know about it, now is your chance! Blue prices will be available until March 10, 2014 (and we estimate that pre-ordered books will ship no later than March 24, 2014). After March 10, 2014, only the regular prices (in black) will be available.
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In winter 2005 I began sending the episodes of a crime-fiction serial from Connie Clendenin to an eclectic, yet virtually unknown, nationally-distributed music, entertainment and culture magazine out of Chico, California, called Synthesis, with Matt Loomis (a Chico native) contributing the accompanying artwork. Originally titled The Unsworn Truth Of Cole And Nitty, the serial ran in eight issues (Synthesis #3-10) from November 2005 through May 2007.The end of my brief tenure as a Synthesis cri-fi contributor not so mysteriously coincided with the resignation of fellow writer Corey Bloom from the magazine's editorial staff. Corey was the visionary impetus who first suggested I assemble a fictional serial for a music rag, and I thank him for that opportunity and getting the proverbial ball rolling not to mention keeping me off the cutting room floor I'm sure (for a genre widely misunderstood in that medium, eight episodes is a marathon).
By the end of that year, the print version of the mag was by all means extinct, but for whatever reason, by some random explosion of perseverance, the 55-episode collection came to be. To correct the Synthesis' by-line confusion, Connie Clendenin, who was kind enough to provide us with an insightful introduction to this inaugural pressing of Cole's book, is a March Country crime journalist and compiler of Cole's own handwritten, jailhouse confessions and not the actual author of the story. In the end I sent the finished manuscript to three people, and thank the gods, Jeff Rawson was one of them, because he thought it worthy of 40 printed copies with the serial's original artist, the exquisitely gifted Matt Loomis of Chico, providing the cover art. I hope it entertains. Alright, chill. - Luke Sick
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Download a .pdf of all eight original episodes as they appeared in the magazine here. (left click to Open, right click, Save As)