Deran Ludd


Deran Ludd takes traditional genre fiction, twists it and twists it, adds unusual characters, and tells tales pumped with action, woe, and dark humor.

Ludd is the author of two published novels: Sick Burn Cut (Semiotext[e], 1992) and No Aloha (Semiotext[e], 1999; DIY ebook edition, 2010).

Ludd is also the author of several short stories, including eshort stories Upshot, He Has A Face Like A Steel Trap, The Carnage Motel and Hypnotizing Chickens. All are available FREE here at Smashwords and from most other ebook outlets.

Where to find Deran Ludd online


No Aloha, Deran Ludd, ebook video trailer
A dark tale of misadventure, with a fiery center of woe.

Deran Ludd Reads From "No Aloha".
1998 reading from a section toward the end of No Aloha and 2012 video.


The Carnage Motel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is how the dead boy tells the story. Yes, Jane loved Henry in her way. Yes, Jane was driving the car in which Henry was mortally wounded. Yes, on the road, on the run, Jane did pick up a hitch-hiker. And, yes, Jane loved Carter too. But, in a different way, and, somebody else died.
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
A blind woman, a semiautomatic pistol and an incendiary device.
He Has A Face Like A Steel Trap
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
Crawling in his suit, crawling in his ratty gray briefs with his ankles tightly bound together with two rosaries, or crawling wearing only those sunglasses. Just crawling.
Hypnotizing Chickens
Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A well-paying working vacation in picturesque New Mexico. Two women, on assignment to kill someone else's irritant, end up playing a near deadly game of race and gender, just to get breakfast.
No Aloha (The Friendly Happy Music Of The Past)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
No Aloha is a dark tale of misadventure, with a fiery heart of woe.

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