Mark A. Rayner

Biography

Human-shaped, monkey-loving, robot-fighting, pirate-hearted, massively-bestselling wannabe, Mark is actually Canadian. By day he is a university prof and by night, a writer of humorous, satirical and fabulist novels, squibs and other drivel. (Some pure, and some quite tainted with meaning.) The Fridgularity is his newest novel. Pirate Therapy and Other Cures is a collection of short fiction. Marvellous Hairy is his second novel. His first book, The Amadeus Net, is heavier on the robots.

You can read more of his fiction (for free) at his website where you can also dig into his irregular and explosive blog, The Skwib (markarayner.com). Follow him at Twitter (@markarayner) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RaynerWriting).

Where to find Mark A. Rayner online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Fridgularity
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 105,570. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Blake Given’s web-enabled fridge has pulled the plug on the Internet, turning its owner’s life – and the whole world – upside down. The Fridgularity is the story of a reluctant prophet, Internet addicts in withdrawal and a kitchen appliance with delusions of grandeur.
Pirate Therapy and Other Cures
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
What might happen if your therapist was replaced by a pirate? How disquieting would it be to receive postcards from your future self? If William Shatner was elected US President, what would his inaugural address sound like? Mark A. Rayner tackles these and stranger questions in his collection of short stories, essays and flash fiction that thrum with the absurd, all to a humorous beat.
The Amadeus Net
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 90,950. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is alive and in love, living in the world’s first sentient city, Ipolis. Lucky for both of them, nobody knows, but how long can it stay that way? Set in 2028, The Amadeus Net is a satire that examines life, love and the nature of art in a world struggling to recover from a cataclysmic asteroid strike and human stupidity.
Marvellous Hairy
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.63 from 8 reviews)
So hair is sprouting in unspeakable places and you can no longer carry a tune, but if you're a surrealistic artiste with an addiction to Freudian mythology and guilt-free sex, turning into a monkey has its upsides. Release your inner monkey! "Marvellous Hairy is a top pick for any humorous fiction collection, highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review

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