Jason Sizemore Talks Irredeemable (Guest Post)

I have a graphic designer buddy named Justin Stewart that has read all my work. A couple years back, he asked me something.

“I've noticed something about your writing. In almost every story, there is one completely, totally irredeemable bastard that gets what’s coming to him.”

I pondered this for a minute, thinking I could dismiss his observation. Turns out, he was right.

Last spring, my future publisher (Stephen Zimmer, Seventh Star Press) asked me if I had ever considered doing a collection of my short fiction. He offered me a book deal.

Once I accepted the offer, I began the process of compiling potential stories for the book. Justin’s comment echoed in my mind. I had my title. I had my central theme for the collection!

Irredeemable is a book about alienation, racism, destruction, religion, death…and that moment where you have the choice to make the right decision. Irredeemable is about the consequences of making the wrong choice. The book is a mix of Southern Gothic dark SF, dark fantasy, and horror. Eighteen stories of people, good and bad, getting their just deserts!


About the Author

Jason Sizemore is a writer and editor who lives in Lexington, KY. He owns Apex Publications, an SF, fantasy, and horror small press, and has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine. Stay current with his latest news and ramblings via his Twitter feed handle @apexjason and on Facebook.


About the Book

by Jason Sizemore

Flowing like mists and shadows through the Appalachian Mountains come 18 tales from the mind of Jason Sizemore. Weaving together elements of southern gothic, science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and much more, this diverse collection of short stories brings you an array of characters who must face accountability, responsibility, and, more ominously, retribution.

Whether it is Jack Taylor readying for a macabre, terrifying night in The Sleeping Quartet, the Wayne brothers and mischief gone badly awry in Pranks, the title character in The Dead and Metty Crawford , or the church congregation and their welcoming of a special visitor in Yellow Warblers, Irredeemable introduces you to a range of ordinary people who come face to face with extraordinary situations.

Whether the undead, aliens, ghosts, or killers of the yakuza, dangers of all kinds lurk within the darkness for those who dare tread upon its ground. Hop aboard and settle in, Irredeemable will take you on an unforgettable ride along a dark speculative fiction road.


  1. As long as the jerks get what's coming, that's cool. Congratulations, Jason!

    1. In most cases, they get their just deserts! As Bob's review says, you won't find any happy endings in the collection! :)

  2. Love the cover!

    Hope you like your mailbox! Happy reading!

    Here is my post.

  3. one of my favorite things was watching people try to escape what they deserved. Characters try to convince the reader that they are nice people who don't deserve this.... and in a lot of cases by the end of the story I was like "nope, you deserve it!"


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