Author Archives: Chimeraworld

Chimericana Books – “Free Planet vs War World” dual-trilogies – Hertzan Chimera aka Mike Philbin.

The final pair of novels of Hertzan Chimera’s “Free Planet vs War World” dual/duelling-trilogies have just been released by Chimericana Books and this new WIX-hosted website will help you discover which world you think you live in. Since 2013, Oxford-based writer/artist Mike Philbin aka Hertzan Chimera has been working on his “Free Planet vs War […]

Chimericana Books release Watcher (G3-whistleblower #2) novel by Mike Philbin

The follow-up to last year’s Tandem (G3-whistleblower #1) novel, Watcher further expands on the surrealistic confessions of a covert-operations super-soldier. Super Soldier: someone who can dream harder than you. Covert Operative: your mum, your dad, your sister, your brother, your son, your daughter. War World: the place where you live right now, at war for […]

Chimericana Books release two new Oxford-set surrealist horror Mike Philbin novels Custodian and Tandem.

“is it a FREE PLANET or is it a WAR WORLD?”   the title assumes you understand what either a Free Planet or a War World even is. And that’s dangerous. Why? Well, we’re taught, from an early age, that it’s our ‘right as free human beings’ to ‘live long and prosper’ and to ‘go forth […]

Chimericana Books – rights returned deals secured – redesigned relaunch titles announced.

For the last decade or so, Chimericana Books has been a repository for all ‘rights returned titles’ that I, Mike Philbin, have written in collaboration with various writers or under various pseudonyms, Michael Paul Peter, Hertzan Chimera and my role as editor of the Chimeraworld anthology (which made it so its sixth annual issue). I’ve recently re-secured […]

sci-fi-cafe press release two new Mike Philbin novels

sci-fi-cafe press release two new Mike Philbin ‘surrealist mystery’ novels in Kindle format, “Yoroppa” and “View from a Stolen Window”. “Clarke” arrives in the coastal town of Tiamores at the suggestion of his boss who has a holiday home there. All is not well with Clarke but Tiamores itself hides weirder things. One of them is […]

Chimeraworld #6 (new world disorder) available now from Chimericana Books

In the near future, the world awakens to the corporate threat of the New World Order: a leaderless resistance defeats the global elite. Chimeraworld #6 (new world disorder) TWENTY-THREE TALES OF LEADERLESS RESISTANCE from Chimericana Books   It’s becoming more and more obvious that Corporate Profit and the monetary system that drives it allows mankind […]

chimeraworld 6 – new world disorder – open for submissions


Mike Philbin’s new Silverthought novels

MIKE PHILBIN, WRITER     Mike Philbin (born 1966 in St Helens, Merseyside) is an artist, editor and author residing in Oxford in the United Kingdom. He spent the late 1980s and early 1990s exhibiting his brand of psycho-realist paintings in one-man shows in St Helens, Liverpool and London. Philbin’s genreclectic novel-writing career began in […]

the best of chim+him+her

Stuck in this fucking arcade, stuck in this fucking booth ejaculating coins to the joystick junkies that press their pixel-wasted faces against the window glass. I can see their papillae glowing white with viral infections.

Tongue, muscular organ in the mouth, the primary organ of taste and important in the formation of speech and in the chewing and swallowing of food. Covered by a mucous membrane, extends from the hyoid bone at the back of the mouth upwards and forwards to the lips. Voodoo Bitch, Nigerian-black and with coloured strands tied through her hair, stands in front of me, hand outstretched. I dump coins into her jittery palms and she flashes her gold teeth at me.

All around, the decadent buzz of electronica; the snarl of menacing drum and bass from the decks of the DJ in one corner; the chatter of teen punks in the other; beeps and whistles from the games cabinets and the cheers and jeers of the crowds. Seems like the whole city is here sometimes, packed into this grungy pit and me in the centre of it. Coiled neon lighting engulfs the walls, firing radioactive photons onto the tag art and revolutionary messages. The punk girl in front of him looked like the sort of girl to suck cock on a first date.

Insects’ mouths are different from ours. They are specialized for different types of feeding. Some are good at chewing. Some have developed parts to pierce the skin of animals or plants. Other parts may be suited for sucking or siphoning fluids after the skin has been pierced.

That’s the thought he downloaded from some sleazy server out of town to impress the girl. He really didn’t care if the information meant anything to him or had any relevance to the chick in front of him. He saw the hive of words leave his mouth like a million buzzing wasps in social attack formation. She recoiled from the legend and looked him up and down. In his mind Carcase, let’s call him that – it was a name he liked to use in these dingy places, strip-searched the girl for psycho-semantic contraband and left her with a smear of vas’ on every gaping puckered reddened orifice. …

Horror Quarterly – the best of…

Horror Quarterly was the most extreme online venue for those freaks and weirdos interested in the more outlandish expressions of the art and words of the horror genre. Only now is the world mourning its loss. Oxford, UK, March 2008 — Writer-artist Mike Philbin had published a few short stories and interviews in online UK horror zine […]

Chimeraworld – the first four issues

Mike Philbin created Chimericana Books back in 2004 so that he could spotlight more of the horror writing he couldn’t find on the book shelves, adult horror writing that spoke of the human condition free of arbitrary genre restrictions. Previous to Chimeraworld, most of the things he read were derivative, weak, grey, cliched, genre-compliant filler product that any honest […]

Hertzan Chimera – his life, death and resurrection

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HERTZAN CHIMERA, the official biography of an invented persona, by Mike Philbin, Chimericana Books. It took Oxford, Uk resident artist/author Mike Philbin fourteen years to give birth to, nurture, allow to grow and then kill off his ‘bizarro’ writing persona Hertzan Chimera.Hertzan Chimera R.I.P.April 1 1990 – August 5 2004 […]

Chimeraworld #5 – submission window extended to Xmas 2007

  The vast majority of the submissions to Chimeraworld this year have been rejected because, while they are good stories in their own right, they are OFF GUIDELINES. I’ve extended the submission window to Xmas 2007 and changed the email address for submissions (below). Chimeraworld 5 is all about alternative moral states, it’s not about […]