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Carlton Mellick III
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Bio Melt

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Nobody goes into the Wire District anymore. The place is an industrial wasteland of poisonous gas clouds and lakes of toxic sludge. The machines are still running, the drone-operated factories are still spewing biochemical fumes over the city, but the place has lain abandoned for decades. When the area becomes flooded by a mysterious black ooze, six strangers find themselv ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published October 3rd 2015 by Eraserhead Press
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Pedro Proença
Holy shit!

Carlton just keeps getting better, even after all this time.

In the early pages of this book, I didn't think the Croenenberg aspects of the story were so gruesome. I just though "hey, I'm used to it, bring it on, Mellick!"

And then... he brought it.

Some of the imagery used here is disturbing in a way that is almost cosmical to me.

Yeah, that's about it: A mix of body horror and cosmic horror.

I loved it, another instant classic from Carlton.
So..............Bizarro Fiction................yeah, here we go............

Okay so for the uninitiated. How to describe Bizarro? Hmmmm.....okay. The best description I've seen was this. You know how when you dream, everything in the context of the dream seems to make sense, but then you wake up and realise that in the dream you were slow-dancing with a carpet python while Margaret Thatcher was singing Wagnerian Ballads in the background and you were all on a desert island on the arse end of Jupi
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bizarro, horror, humor
Carlton is at it again. He effectively brings you into a bizarre world on the brink of destruction where people must melt together to be productive human beings. This is where the story starts and where emotions are created that you just shouldn't have. Where the story goes from there is a completely unexpected journey through the apocalypse. ...more
M.P. Johnson
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Crucial Melt Literature

I'm addicted to stories about stuff melting. I bought this book because A) It's about people melting together, and B) It's by Carlton Mellick III. I thought it would be a fun romp through meltsville. As is common with Mellick books, there's a lot more to it than that. Yes, it's action packed, but there's also a lot of thoughtful stuff in here about the nature of identity as people lose themselves or struggle to hold onto themselves as they melt with other people. So this b
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok-I have read most of Carlton Mellick III’s books and have enjoyed much of what I have read. He basically, for those who have not ventured to his Bizarro territory, takes many genre elements (sci-fi, horror, fantasy) and strain it through a punk rock Salvador Dali painting and told with a matter of fact narrative tone. His books have been, for me, an excellent joyful page turning reset after so called heavier literature.

That being said, I really enjoyed this longer novel for Mellick-he usually
Paul Miller
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sammy goes to a shabby hotel for a bio melt
He is trying to improve the cards life had dealt
Drinking at a nudist bar Jupiter gets dissipated
She escapes rapist pervs naked but pixelated
Both want to bond their two skins into one pelt

Bond hotel proprietor must be Toxic Avenger
Tromaville ambience and a cheap bio blender
On the run Jupiter wants to merge really fast
Sammy is cautious not wanting to be miscast
Setting up machine they discuss which gender

Nude in the bonding machine they turn to goo
A mixtu
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disgusting. Vile. Nasty. Toxic. Stomach churning. Rampaging military-grade sex robots. Clusters of melted half-human murderous monsters. What’s not to love?

People melt together in bonding machines to become compound people with the history and experiences of all their past lives combined in a single body. In a hotel in the middle of a bleak and abandoned industrial district, Sammy melts with Jupiter just as toxic black sludge floods the place and traps them in the hotel with a bunch of stranger
Miguel Bizarre
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-stuff
Such an awesome quick read when I had the time. It grabbed me and just guided me through the Wire District with crazy adventure and melting with fun. Sir Mellick III is just plain bad ass and so creative. Love his work and will continue to read!!! So if you desire something different then The Land of Bizzaro Fiction has so much to fill your urge. Plus Carlton is one of theeeeeeee most talented in that field and any period.
John R. Dailey Jr.

Hello, this story is intelligently disturbing in that it could really come to pass. Very well written and extremely entertaining to read. Good stuff. Thanks.
Zed Dee
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While reading this I had a dream.

In my dream, I knew that I was dreaming. So I went and had sex with the nearest girl. When I kissed her, she started to bio melt, just like in this book!

Thanks Carlton Mellick III, for giving me the strangest fucking dream ever!
Vince Kramer
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Maybe my favorite Carlton Mellick book (so far).
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whenever you think you've figured out where a story is going, Mellick proves you wrong. That's one of the many reasons why I love his books, the discovery of where the story will go next. You are never bored by conventional plot twists. Bio Melt is one of my favourites so far and I dare say that I found it brilliant. I was totally captivated and got those same warm razor slash feelings in my gut as when I read Quicksand House, another great book of his. There's a reason why Mellick is at the top ...more
Suki St Charles
In a time when it is possible to melt with another person and become one being with the strengths and talents of both of you, with most of the character flaws removed, what happens to your chances at a successful life if you do not join with another? In a world this dependent on advanced technology, what could possibly go wrong???
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mellick's imagination makes my brain cramp. Bio Melt is full of punk rock meatiness that you can really sink your radioactive fangs into. No one can make the grotesque seem beautiful and poetic like Carlton Mellick. ...more
Jorge Palacios Kindelan
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome survival horror story with very original ideas.
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Carlton Mellick III (July 2, 1977, Phoenix, Arizona) is an American author currently residing in Portland, Oregon. He calls his style of writing "avant-punk," and is currently one of the leading authors in the recent 'Bizarro' movement in underground literature[citation needed] with Steve Aylett, Chris Genoa and D. Harlan Wilson.

Mellick's work has been described as a combination of trashy schlock

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