HCOLOM PRESS is the heir to Vagabond Press, which began as a main
player in the Mimeo Revolution of the Sixties and continued publishing
right into the jaws of the new millennium. HCOLOM PRESS embodies the
spirit of Vagabond Press, retooled for the times we live in.
Hcolom is Moloch spelled backwards. Moloch is an Old Testament deity to
which children were sacrificed, a practice society still engages in
with increased enthusiasm. Consumerism is the new Moloch, manifesting
itself like cancer in war, politics, the arts and religion, in every
nook and cranny of human endeavor, draining the intrinsic beauty out of
life and mutilating the innocence and magic of childhood with its
commercial meat hook. HCOLOM PRESS intends to publish books that by
their nature repudiate this pernicious force--novels, poetry,
children's books and books that transcend genre.
Our launch book, in June of 2006, was John Bennett's novel, Tire
Grabbers, a fable of sorts, a reality book rooted in the fantasy of
our times, the story of the coming of Moloch and the children who rise
up in rebellion against it.
Books of kindred spirit will follow close on its heels.
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