Mike Philbin

Biography

Oxford UK-based artist/writer Mike Philbin has been an independently published novelist and short story writer since 1989. He is the man behind the subversive keyboard entity Hertzan Chimera R.I.P. who terrorised the horror community for over ten years, prior to 2004.

Chimericana Books has secured the rights to republish all Mike Philbin's novels, including “Bukkakeworld” and “Planet of the Owls” published in 2008 by Silverthought Press (NY). Chimericana Books republished the novels "Yoroppa" and "View from a Stolen Window" published in 2011 by sci-fi-cafe press.

"Custodian" (free planet #1) and “Tandem” (war world novel #1) are the 2013 pair of releases.
"Liberator" (free planet #2) and “Watcher” (war world novel #2) are the 2014 pair of releases.
"Reaper" (free planet #3) and “Kumiko” (war world novel #3) are the 2015 pair of releases.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in and around the north of England, Merseyside for the first eleven years. It's not necessarily the location that affected my writing but from the age of eleven, we moved around a lot. I've lived in several places as east as Yorkshire and as south as Nottingham. And it's this mobility that's drove my work: the narrative is always moving at fast pace, the characters are always confronted with change, the dialogue is spare because (when you're constantly moving) personal things matter less. Less baggage. Efficiency of movement is paramount. This translates to 'not wanting to pad a novel out', is where Mike Philbin books are at.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in 1984 or so. My first 'prose-poem' was published by Dreams & Nightmares of NY in 1985. My first novel Red Hedz, based on a series of psycho-erotic paintings I'd done at art college, was published by Creation Press of London in 1989.
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Where to find Mike Philbin online


Where to buy in print


Books

Reaper
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The first book was Custodians vs You The People. The second book was Military vs Civilians. In this third book Reaper, the Crystallines and the Organics go at it.
Kumiko
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,130. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tandem told you all about the conspiracy against Man. Watcher showed you how the Glimpsers work to control your Dreams. In this third book Kumiko, you'll see the power behind the War World of Profit that enslaves man to debt.
Watcher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,320. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Having lived on the streets of the city for seven years, ex G3-agent Vagrant Millgate starts to receive messages from a cube inside his head. He had lost his job. He had lost his daughter. He had lost his wife. Suddenly, he has a new mission, his life has new meaning. But how will he be able to cope when the G3-world of psychic-attack dogs and transforming super-soldiers has changed so much in his
Liberator
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,340. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Not everything that appeared to happen during the Custodian Liberation happened as a result of Free Planet. As there always is in the need to know compartmentalised military game. Deal with that, and mankind can move on to the next level of politico-military tactician Zbigniew Brzezinsky's Grand Chess Game. In this novel you'll discover THE REAL REASON why 'free planet' happened.
Hertzan The Keyboard Entity Chimera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Hertzan Chimera – THE KEYBOARD ENTITY, the official biography of an invented writing persona came out in about 2004 as a 6” by 9” trade paperback, and it's probably still available on all good distribution sites.
Hertzan The Sub-Atomic Unit Chimera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Atomic & Molecular
Hertzan Chimera – THE SUB-ATOMIC UNIT, the official expansion of a 1985 fake-science article that I wrote for editor of monthly magazine Dementia 13, Pam Creais, has been hanging around and being expanded upon, in one form or another, in various places all over the internet: forums, chatrooms, blogs, alt-sci-physics-new-theories etc. for thirty years.
Tandem
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,500. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
This is a WAR WORLD and you are just a player in the Global Gambling Game.
The Hoo Hoo Are Coming
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,150. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
There's a serial killer on the loose – he's killing anyone whose name is an anagram of Judas Iscariot – and what seems like an arbitrary list of deaths soon amounts to a galactic conspiracy against mankind itself. The dolphins know about it. And so does 'legendary crap elvis' heavy metal star James Doray!
Twilight's Last Gleaming
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,810. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A crippled young man undergoes psychotherapy at the Fountains Institute – he tells of a small town where 'medical experiments' are helping to save the universe from civil war. But is this a case of the dream inventing the dreamer? Or vice versa?
Jane's Game
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,370. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The technicians at the Fountains Institute for Molecular Research thought they knew what they were doing when they wrote Jane's program, they had written and rewritten her so many times why should this time be any different? Jane's Game by Mike Philbin (writing as Hertzan Chimera) is a brutal piece of psycho-sexual horror fiction - you have been warned.
The Research Notes of Miss Asalah Al Faghori
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,040. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Miss Asalah Al Faghori is the Oxford University genetic research student from Tower Hamlets via Qena on the eastern shore of the River Nile who creates, inspires and manages the Custodian Liberation group in the novel Custodian (free planet #1).
View From A Stolen Window
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,210. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
taking a vacation in the seaside town of Tiamoros, traveller 'Clarke' comes across enigmatic local Fuentes and begins a dramatic adventure of surrealist proportions.
Yoroppa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,080. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
There's a mass murderer in the sleepy seaside town of Yoroppa who is listening to all the local gossip and using it to select his next victim. Only by keeping quiet can the inhabitants of the town hope to save themselves.
Planet Of The Owls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,400. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Planet of the Owls is a radical new interpretation of 'spirituality' as seen from a higher dimension. A new genreclectic novel by UK-based artist/writer Mike Philbin that tells of the time-and-space traveling powers of the Gods who have finally arrived on planet Earth in the guise of birds: robins, crows, magpies and owls.
Bukkakeworld
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,390. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Bukkakeworld is a savage indictment of the corporate mentality, a challenging, twisted book that assails the underpinnings of modern society and does so much more than spit in your face.
Custodian
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,280. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A group of Oxford University's finest minds, the eponymous Custodians, offer mankind a technological 'get out of jail free card' enabling them to slip from under the yoke of Corporate Slavery to THE INDUSTRY.

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