Timothy Kay


Timothy Kay grew up in the second generation of the San Francisco counterculture, when the desire to be weird gave birth to the world of the wired.

He wrote his first web fiction in 1996, using the relatively new tool of "hyperlinks" between pages. Sixteen years later, the future of publishing is uncertain, and the tools have grown for more ambitious experiments in format and ways to engage an audience.

He attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, until a tragic accident with a particle accelerator left him unable to make contact with ordinary matter for several years.

Undaunted, he finished several screenplays before returning to prose, to San Francisco, and to molecular cohesion.

He has appeared in shows at The Dark Room since 2008.

He made the finals of the 2011 SF Bay Area Air Guitar Regional Championships.

He is currently harboring no llamas at his home in San Francisco.

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The Brain Ingredient
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,370. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Undead
A chef turned zombie gets brains enough to realize what he is and has to figure out how to share his new culinary revelation. A woman he knew thinks she’s prepared for a world where zombies exist, but when they destroy everything that once defined her life, she has to adjust her definition of survival. When they run into each other again, it ends in courage and carnage, courtship and cannibalism.

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  • The King Lives: an Elvisceral Adventure on July 02, 2013
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    This book is a hoot. A highlight is the oddball cast of characters, with appearances by every variation of Elvis impersonator. This is a Memphis where everyone's lives have been touched by the late Presley, and all those lives are changed when the body of Elvis himself crawls his way out of the grave. Things get wild from there. The story flips through characters and events at a quick pace and keeps new strange turns coming. One of my favorite chapters has the grumpy old dog narrating his own perspective on events. There's a bunch of references to famous Elvis songs and jokes about events in his life. The story pays tribute to the glory of the King in his prime, his long decline and the complex legacy for the people he left behind. It's also got deadly Elvis on Elvis violence.