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Use Coupon Code: BE3H5AJVGet ready for the beach season with a little satire! For a limited time you can get 25% off the paperback editions of The Fridgularity, Marvellous Hairy and Pirate Therapy and Other Cures.

Just use coupon code BE3H5AJV.

The Fridgularity

The FridgularityWinner of an IndieReader Discovery award for Best Humor, 2012!

My latest novel is a satire of the technological singularity. It examines what happens when a web designer’s web-enabled fridge becomes the conduit for an entity called Zathir, which has evolved on the Internet and promptly locked all humans out of its home.

“With plenty of humor and much more, “The Fridgularity” is an exciting, sci-fi view askew, highly recommended.”
~Midwest Book Review

More about the award-winning The Fridgularity, here.

Pirate Therapy and Other Cures

Pirate Therapy and Other CuresPirate Therapy and Other Cures is a collection of short, flash and micro-fictions that I’ve written over the past seven years or so. There is a wide variety of madness going on in this collection: a therapist is replaced by a pirate. The author receives disquieting postcards from his future self. William Shatner is elected President of the United States, and we get to hear his inaugural address. Jesus contends with dinosaurs. Marcel Duchamp describes what happens to a Dadaist who has a monkey’s tail grafted to his butt.

Tons of drivel — some pure, and some quite tainted with meaning!

“I know some very funny people. I’ve also met lots of writers. But I’ve only come across a few truly funny writers, and Mark Rayner is one of them.”
— Terry Fallis, Author of Best Laid Plans

More about this collection of insanity here.

Marvellous Hairy

Marvellous HairyMy previous novel is called Marvellous Hairy, a novel in five fractals.

Marvellous Hairy is the touching story of a surrealistic novelist and his descent down the family tree as he is regressed to a monkey state by the evil Gargantuan Enterprises; his friends find out and have a plan to save him and fight the man the best way they know how: with grain alcohol and applied Chaos Theory.

Release your inner monkey!

“Marvellous Hairy has so many story lines that they almost appear stream-of-consciousness, but are actually well-thought out and cohesive. Rayner’s prose is succinct and exudes humor and wit that only comes with real talent and careful planning—he isn’t just throwing a bunch of one-liners on the page, each sentence has meaning and purpose; and the fact that he gets a laugh for it is just a bonus.”
~Book Fetish

More about Marvellous Hairy here.

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