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Transcendental Mutilation
Transcendental Mutilation

Transcendental Mutilation



263 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: December 2023

ISBN 9781639511198

Rights: WOR

Dead Sky Publishing (Dec 2023)
Death's Head Press


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SIGILS INCISED, A COMMUNION WITH THE BLADE A trio of young people stranded on an uncharted island discover its sickening secrets. A man contracts a degenerative disease through a webcam encounter. An office worker follows the object of his affection into a mysterious club where life, death, and anatomy have no limits. A reforming necrophiliac struggles to maintain the illusion of normalcy in a new relationship. A woman awakens with other captives in the basement of a madman using them to attract impossible prey. UNLOCK THE GATES OF FLESH, WORLDS WITHIN FLAYED A decade after the infamous Genital Grinder, Ryan Harding returns with ten more stories, collected for the first time—including the Splatterpunk Award-winning tales "The Seacretor" and "Angelbait"—which plunder the depths of depravity and obsession, yielding offenses and transformations of the flesh never before seen or carved. His first solo work in years dissects its themes and characters alike in a sublime autopsy worthy of the hardcore horror pantheon. Even the vomitorium has its philosophy, and the keys to revelation are all serrated. EVERY JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE SLICE… TRANSCENDENTAL MUTILATION


Nomination for for the 2024 Splatterpunk Awards in Best Collection category.

“[Harding] is an absolute artisan of extreme horror….A definite must-read for hardcore, strong-stomached fans of the extreme … and quite probably next year’s Splatterpunk winner for Best Collection…—Christine Morgan, author of Lakehouse Infernal and Trench Mouth 

Transcendental Mutilation is the pus covered, bloody, vomit-inducing, and savage heir to Harding's masterpiece, Genital Grinder. This collection is perfect for fans who have no boundaries and love well-crafted stories. While every story is amazing, 'Angelbait' will test the resolve of any hardcore fan.” —Daniel J. Volpe, Splatterpunk award nominated author of Left to You and Talia

“From Splatterpunk master Ryan Harding, prepare for ten obscene tales containing: necrophiliacs, nudes, zombies, dendrophilia, and more. Transcendental Mutilation is brilliant, revolting, and the only collection you need to read in 2023.” —Christina Pfeiffer, Uncomfortably Dark 

"There is a level of depravity within this one that will either spark the dark side of your mind or send it screaming the other direction. Or perhaps both." —Lisa Tee Tone, Bibliophilia Templum 

“Ryan Harding conjures the inner spirit of David Cronenberg as he exposes flesh enhancement and anatomical horrors.” —Mike Rankin, Horror Bookwork Reviews 

“A literary Niagara Falls of irredeemably explicit violence…. This is top-of-the-line hardcore horror!” —Edward Lee, Praise for The Night Stockers (co-written with Kristopher Triana)

“A total fucking blast and a must-read for fans of all the great 1980's slasher icons." —Bryan Smith, author of The Killing Kind and Depraved, Praise for Reincarnage (co-written with Jason Taverner)

Author Biography

Ryan Harding is the author of Genital Grinder, the novella The Profile in the Fucking Scumbags Burn in Hell series, and co-author of the collaborations The Night Stockers (with Kristopher Triana), Pandemonium (with Lucas Mangum), Reincarnage: Maximum Carnage and Reincursion (with Jason Taverner), Header 3 (with Edward Lee), and the Splatterpunk Award-nominated 1000 Severed Dicks (with Matt Shaw). He is a 4-time Splatterpunk Award winner (Best Novella: Header 3, Best Short Story: “The Seacretor” and “Angelbait”, and Best Novel: The Night Stockers).