Cameron Pierce has just published his new planet-hopping tale, The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island. Looks like somebody took the "pickled" thing too literally.

Pierce writes to io9:

My fourth book, The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island, just came out from Eraserhead Press. To celebrate, I pickled copies of the book.


Eraserhead Press can do no wrong in my eyes after they released the sublimely-titled scifi novels Ass Goblins of Auschwitz and Ocean of Lard (which is done choose-your-own-adventure style).

Here's the official word on what Pickled Apocalypse has in store:

A demented fairy tale about a pickle, a pancake, and the apocalypse.

It is Gaston Glew's sixteenth Sad Day - the sixteenth anniversary of the saddest day of his life: his day of birth - and his parents have just committed suicide. Fed up with the sadness of Pickled Planet, Gaston Glew builds a rocket ship and blasts off into outer space, hoping to escape his briny fate.

Meanwhile, on Pancake Island, Fanny Fod, the most beautiful pancake girl in the world, nurses a secret sadness as she guards the origin of all happiness: the mysterious Cuddlywumpus. When Gaston's rocket ship crash-lands in the sea of maple syrup that surrounds Pancake Island, nothing will ever be the same for him, or for Fanny Fod.

Captain Pickle says: "Unchain yourself from this briny fate, oh pickled prisoner, and read Cameron Pierce's The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island: A Tragedy for People Who Eat Food!"


Pick up your copy of the book at Amazon.