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Booth-Riley weird Western novel to be published

Grand Mal Press has announced that it will be publishing the weird Western novel "Flesh of Fallen Angels" by R. Thomas Riley of Minot, N.D., and Roy C. Booth of Bemidji.

Set on an alternate Earth where the Apocalypse takes place in Civil War-era Kansas, the book traces the origins of Gibson Blount, a dimension-traveling bounty hunter who will be appearing in a series of upcoming novels and stories by Grand Mal Press and Permuted Press.

The book will be edited by Faith Kauwe and feature a cover painting by Stephen Bryant, both of whom worked on last summer's "Darker Than Noir" anthology that also featured the Gibson Blount paranormal detective story "Shards of the Broken" by Booth and Riley.

The novel will be released as a trade paperback and be available in e-book format for iPhone, Blackberry, Nook, Kindle and computer.

The writing duo also sold the unrelated weird Western short story "Gray Eagle's Revenge" to Stupefying Stories earlier last week.

Booth, a local author, playwright and screenwriter, owns and operates Roy's Comics and Games of Downtown Bemidji and is an alumnus of Bemidji State University.