Robert Guffey is a lecturer in the Department of English at California State University – Long Beach. His most recent books are WIDOW OF THE AMPUTATION AND OTHER WEIRD CRIMES (Eraserhead Press, 2021), a collection of four novellas, and a novel entitled BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD (Crossroad Press, 2021). 2017 marked the publication of UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES (Night Shade/Skyhorse), a darkly satirical novel about a young stand-up comedian who must adapt as best he can to an apocalyptic virus that destroys only the humor centers of the brain. His previous books include the journalistic memoir CHAMELEO: A STRANGE BUT TRUE STORY OF INVISIBLE SPIES, HEROIN ADDICTION, AND HOMELAND SECURITY (OR Books, 2015), which Flavorwire has called, “By many miles, the weirdest and funniest book of [the year].” A graduate of the famed Clarion Writers Workshop in Seattle, he has also written a collection of three novellas entitled SPIES & SAUCERS (PS Publishing, 2014). His first book of nonfiction, CRYPTOSCATOLOGY: CONSPIRACY THEORY AS ART FORM, was published in 2012. He’s written stories and articles for numerous magazines and anthologies, among them The Believer, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Black Dandy, The Evergreen Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Mailer Review, Phantom Drift, Postscripts, Rosebud, Salon, The Third Alternative, and TOR.com.Read more Read less
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