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Cody Goodfellow Makes The Scum Of The Earth Seem So Sweet

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Review

Who is the enigma known as Cody Winchester Goodfellow? Well, this is a hard question to answer as he’s a yet to be discovered ever evolving artistic treasure. His talents span over many different mediums; author, composer, editor, film festival director and even actor. He recently starred in Artist Beck’s music video “Wow”

Goodfellow also spends time editing and contributing to a quarterly digest magazine entitled Forbidden Futures. Here, a wide range of writers contribute horror, fantasy and bizarro fiction pieces that will twist the nerves within your brain. Forbidden Futures is for a more mature audience as the illustrations, comics and stories deal with adult themes. These magazines are a perfect gift for the holidays and will help clean the pallet of all that Christmas joy off your plate. The unique material within the pages of each magazine will drag readers in, slap them on the ass and say howdy with all their originality and different writing styles. These aren’t the stories or comics you read as a child, they’re better. Each issue is filled with over 40 pages of content made for the magazines. Get one issue for $9.99 USD or subscribe to get four issues for $39.99 USD plus shipping (cost is higher for international buyers).

“They came to raid… They Stayed to get laid!”

If down and dirty science fiction with twinges of horror is more your thing, run out or purchase and download Scum of the Earth a novel by Cody Goodfellow. This story follows a group of dirty, vulgar, unstable, and sex crazed pirate crew of the Barracuda, a gigantic organic, space born starfish, under the command of the crazy cutthroat nymphomaniac known as Callista Chrome. Join Callista and her inhuman drug thirsty horde on an adventure of a lifetime with conniving alien cartels, knocking of narcs, bloodthirsty space Vikings and even a sex crazed platypus before having to face one of the most disastrous enemies in the worst place in the known universe, home.

Scum of the Earth is full of f-bombs, gratuitous sex and violence. It’s down and dirty, and I loved it. Each individual character is fleshed out nicely and readers come to expect the personality traits which they exhibit throughout the story. Although Callista Chrome is the central character of the story, her crew adds great moments of crude humor and inappropriate situations. The crew are all degenerates, making bad decisions while doing them in a drug induced state. The story jumps from one outer space world to another with Callista encountering obstacles, and testicles, at every stop. The violence is bloody and shocking, even compared to this new Tarantino age we now live in.

Paperback: 164 pages $10.95 USD, Publisher: Eraserhead Press (July 1, 2019), Kindle Edition: $3.95 USD

There are many interesting ideas throughout the story, like the fact that the human imagination is considered one of the most addictive drugs in the galaxy. It is also interesting to note that these human imaginations can be hijacked and downloaded to be sold. The way they decide to stop this drug trade is for The Intergalactic Narcotic Enforcement Force to destroy the Earth. This leaves the surviving humans to scatter throughout the universe so that drug cartels can’t prey on them.   

Scum of the Earth works well as an unrelenting Science Fiction Fantasy opera. Readers really never know what’s coming up next as the story moves and a rapid pace; one minute Callista can be having sexual encounter with a platypus, then readers can find themselves on a theme-park planet that is supposed to resemble Earth. Goodfellow is a master of smoothly taking you one place then to another. Cody Goodfellow is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, with images and moments that stick within the consciousness. This book is not for everyone, but for the people it is for, well they’ll adore it. Get more information on other novel releases at Cody Goodfellow’s Website and on his social media accounts like Facebook.

Chris Hammond
The Curator of the Creepy collectibles. I've been an avid horror fan for over 3 decades. Meeting and writing about some of the finest artists from all over the world is a pure joy. I've written for multiple websites on the art and collectible front. The horror bug that lives inside me is well cared for and has been going strong since I watched my first introduction to horror through a grainy VHS copy of John Carpenter's 1978 classic film Halloween.