Bradley Bazzle’s first story collection, Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science, won the C&R Press Fiction Award and was published in October. It's available online from C&R Press and at independent bookstores like Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia. Reviews can be found at Flagpole, Phoebe and Library Journal. And an interview with Bradley can be found at The Red & Black.
About the Book
In a desolate near future, an unemployed trucker gets paid to chauffeur a simulacrum of Benjamin Franklin on a speaking tour across the America. A lonely realtor takes in a long-lost uncle who claims to come from the future and blogs accordingly. And the translator aboard a Portuguese carrack must decide whether to follow his deranged captain, Ferdinand Magellan, or end his reign of terror by killing him. The stories in Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science blend past, future and fantasy for a delightful, alchemical mixture of realism and complete bullshit.

“Bradley Bazzle’s
Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science is an unforgettable collection of fever-dreams. These hilarious near-future episodes read as both prophecy of a time to come and a satire of our current moment. Bazzle’s gifts as a writer are tremendous: his stories delight and horrify—often simultaneously.” – Nick White, author of How to Survive a Summer

“Filled with time travelers, Ben Franklin peddlers, and deeply problematic milkmen, Bazzle has gathered a fantastic collection of absurdist tales, full of humor and heart, for the 21st Century.” –
Alexander Weinstein, author of Children of the New World.

“Bradley Bazzle’s stories are fraught with mystery and strangeness—they will also make you laugh out loud. His prose is propulsive and his poetic attention to minutia and gesture brings his characters to life and makes his richly imagined worlds feel wholly familiar. Comparisons to other masters of comic humanism are inevitable—George Saunders and Kurt Vonnegut come to mind—but Bazzle’s voice is unlike any I’ve ever read.” – Maceo Montoya, author of The Deportation of Wopper Barraza

“Bazzle pushes the unexpected, striving for something new and unique, reaching for innovation within the guts of his fiction… Bazzle writes characters that are both in awe of their world and perplexed by it, a combination that leads to eccentricity in the best or insanity in the worst, but always, Bazzle takes full advantage of that paradigm.” – Phoebe

Bazzle's stories reflect sort of the underbelly of our modern world…There’s a lot of humor, too… from the garishness and weird juxtapositions that confront somebody trying to make sense of it all.Flagpole Magazine

The stories here are offbeat and dark, skewing either horror (“The Milkman,” “The Mask of Cajolo,” “Magellan”) or postapocalyptic dystopian (“The Franklin Thesis”). Readers with a penchant for the weird and feverish will enjoy…” — Library Journal