Mike Philbin’s new Silverthought novels

 copies of the books in Philbin's hands


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 1989 when Creation Books published his psycho-erotic novel Red Hedz (under the pseudonym Michael Paul Peter). Since then he has had five novels published in the independent press including Szmonhfu, Animal Instincts, BoyFistGirlSuck and the Him+Chim+Her work. He is the editor of the Chimeraworld anthology (now in its fifth year), an advocate of collaborative fiction and the death of genre.

According to a Philbin-penned spoof science article in issue fourteen of Dementia13 Magazine, the Hertzan Chimera Unit is a fundamental particle that predicts that gravity is the driving force in the universe via something called Universal Equilibrium. Light travels backwards towards the source as U.E. fills in, and matter is the true repulsive force. For the last fifteen years since the Dementia13 article, most of Philbin’s writing has been published as Hertzan Chimera until now…



Publisher: Silverthought Press
ISBN 0-9815191-3-X
170 pages


When you’re drowning in the corporate world, you’ll need a mentor to keep you from going under.


Bukkakeworld, a new genreclectic novel from UK-based artist/writer Mike Philbin, is the conscious evolution of the staid three-act narrative horror genre. It’s a book about YOU, the corporate lackey, the indentured, the subordinate. Stuck in a job you cannot stomach, under a manager you want to annihilate, in a corporation that wants to grind you into nothing more than human grease to lubricate its inhuman profit-making machine.

You are not alone.

There are literally millions of you all over the world, the true Samaritans of contemporary democracy. You take it in the face every working day of your life. There seems to be no respite from your suffering, no reward for your hardship. But even in the depths of your drowning desperation, there is a light, a tiny light, beaming out to save you.

She looks nothing like you. She is clean and tidy. The constant drizzle that rots everything it touches doesn’t seem to settle on her. She has a light in her eyes, like a terrorist bomb exploding very, very slowly. Frame by frame, a new star blooming. She is your corporate messiah. But who is her little furry companion, Kitten? And what of the sinister chrome-like Glimpsers? How do they tie in to a swirling narrative that drags you through a death camp of corporate revelation?

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.

You can see what Phibin has to say about  Bukkakeworld on Youtube:


Bukkakeworld released by Silverthought Press, July 15 2008.



Publisher: Silverthought Press
ISBN 0-9815191-4-8
170 pages


The world is coming to an end, and the angels don’t give a damn.


Oxford, England: sunrise.

Marcus (who works part-time at the falafel kiosk in town) awakens to find a giant black and white bird at his window. He’s sure that’s what he sees: a giant bird with feathers that throb with sinister portent. He shakes himself awake and gets ready for work, unaware that his world no longer exists.

Beijing, China: earlier the same day.

Su-Ki Chin (a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl) stands at the bus stop with her schoolmates, but their bus never arrives. Returning home, she finds the family chickens have gone berserk, chasing her brothers around the yard and leaving her parents for dead. It’s like she’s in a dream—the chickens tower over her terrified brothers. She will soon become one of those hybrid angels.

Planet of the Owls, a new genreclectic novel by UK-based artist/writer Mike Philbin, is a split-narrative story that tells of the time-and-space traveling powers of the angels who have finally arrived on planet Earth in the guise of birds: robins, crows, magpies and owls. An age-old political conspiracy is revealed among the angel clan, and mankind becomes its innocent victim.

The fate of the Earth lies with Marcus and Su-Ki Chin—only their extra-species love can save a planet about to be abandoned by the angels. Planet of the Owls is an adult book with adult themes and content, a radical new interpretation of ‘spirituality’ as seen from a higher dimension.

You can see what Phibin has to say about Planet of the Owls on Youtube:


Planet of the Owls released by Silverthought Press, July 15 2008.


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Media kits, review copies and local author interviews available on request.  Both books are available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.co.jp in the relevant currency. For more information, please contact:

Silverthought Press:

Paul Hughes | 315-491-7837 | editor@silverthought.com | www.silverthought.com

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