Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. It's a fun little series, where authors record themselves reading an excerpt from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, Andrew Hilbert reads a few excerpts from his newest novel Invasion of the Weirdos, which was released on April 4th with Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Andrew is also the author of Bangface and the Gloryhole, and Death Thing. You can catch up with him at hilbertheckler.com and follow him at @AHILBERT3000 on Twitter.
Click on the soundcloud bars below to listen to Andrew read from Invasion of the Weirdos:
What it's about:
After getting kicked out of his anarchist art collective for defending McDonald's, Ephraim develops an idea to create a robot/vending machine with the ability to hug children. He is no roboticist, but through dumb luck manages to hook up with a genius--a like-minded individual who also happens to be the last living Neanderthal. Meanwhile, a former personal assassin for a former president is fired from the CIA for sexual misconduct with a couple of blow-up dolls. He becomes determined to return to the government's good graces by infiltrating Ephraim's anarchist art collective in the hopes that they are actually terrorists. What follows is a bizarre, psychedelic journey that could only take place in the heart of Austin, Texas.