July Dystopia Month – Book Feature & Author: The Crooked God Machine by Autumn Christian @autumnxtian

Title: The Crooked God Machine
Author: Autumn Christian
Series: ++
Price: $3.99
Where to buy: Amazon


The Crooked God Machine is a dystopian horror novel by Autumn Christian. Charles lives on the black planet, a place where plague machines terrorize citizens with swarms of locusts and rivers of blood, salesmen sell sleep in the form of brain implants, and God appears on the television every night to warn of the upcoming apocalypse. When Charles meets Leda, a woman who claims to have escaped from hell, he begins to suspect that the black planet is not at all what it appears to be. After Leda disappears, Charles sets out to find her with help from his stripper ex-girlfriend, the deadhead Jeanine. Along the way he will uncover the truth of the origins of the black planet, and discover the source of the mysterious voice that calls to Leda from the ocean waves.


Autumn Christian is a horror writer who lives in the dark woods of the southern United States with poisonous blue flowers in her backyard and a set of polished cow skulls on her mantel. She’s been a freelance writer, an iPhone game designer, a cheese producer, a haunted house actor, and a video game tester. She considers Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Katie Jane Garside, the southern gothic, and dubstep as main sources of inspiration.


A Gentle Hell

A Gentle Hell is comprised of four dark speculative stories of quiet tension and uncomfortable nostalgia, written for deformed children and girls that dream of demons.

In “They Promised Dreamless Death” a salesmen sells sleep with the promise of a better life, but what dreams lurk beneath the substrate of consciousness for those who take it are stranger than they ever imagined.

In “Your Demiurge is Dead,” while the world adjusts to the death of God and the new reign of the Triple Goddess, Charles hunts for an Oklahoma murderer and is forced to confront his religious ideals when he encounters a new prophet.

“The Dog That Bit Her,” is the story of a neurotic young woman who gains freedom from her co-dependent marriage with the bite of a rabid dog.

And in the semi-autobiographical “The Singing Grass,” the artist and the writer converge at a meadow haunted by a carnivorous deer and the burnt monsters that show them the consequences of an artistic life.

Where to contact Autumn Christian: http://autumnchristian.net/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/autumnxtian
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5409576.Autumn_Christian


This author and her books sounds quite interesting, who wouldn’t be compelled to read something gruesome yet entertaining? I am adding this one to my reading list, perhaps will end up reviewing this month.

Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

All Comments

  • I’ve read A Gentle Hell and Christian is one hell of an author. Lynchian almost in style and slick descriptions, she takes a dismal scene and reverts it to a kaleidoscope of the bizarre and macabre, all the while making you feel for her characters. Amazing girl.

    Carrie Clevenger 07/11/2012 3:45 am Reply
    • Hi Carrie,
      Thanks for stopping by, the reviews I read about her work are quite impressive. I have added both of her books to my reading pile. I am all about awesome stories with great characters and amazing details. 🙂

      ReadingDiva 07/11/2012 11:47 am Reply

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