Zig Zag Claybourne

Zig Zag Claybourne (Fiction) | Detroit, MI

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Zig Zag Claybourne (also known as Clarence Young) wishes he’d grown up with the powers of either Gary Mitchell or Charlie X but without the Kirk confrontations. (And anybody not getting that Star Trek reference gets their sci fi cred docked 3 points.) The author of The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan, Neon Lights, Historical Inaccuracies, By All Our Violent Guides, and In the Quiet Spaces (the last two under C.E. Young), he believes a writer can be like an actor, inhabiting a delightful variety of roles and genres, but his heart belongs to science fiction. His fiction and essays have appeared in Vex Mosaic, Alt History 101, The Wayne Review, Flashshot, Reverie Journal, Stupefying Stories, The City (a cyberfunk anthology), UnCommon Origins, Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine, Rococoa (sword & soul/steamfunk anthology) anthology. When not writing (or fiddling on Facebook) he loves promoting great art and posing the Great Questions, such as whether or not anybody will ever be funkier than Prince. Find him on the web at www.WriteonRighton.com


The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan, (Obsidian Sky Books, 2016). Novel. Fiction.
By All Our Violent Guides (Narmer’s Palette, 2014) as C.E. Young. Novel. Fiction.
Historical Inaccuracies (Narmer’s Palette, 2013). Short Stories. Fiction.

Neon Lights (Narmer’s Palette, 2013). Short Stories. Fiction.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“This is a truly original writer. He sounds like no one else, plays by no rules, and creates wildly entertaining books that create an indelible stamp on the mind.”
—Dave Eggers

“Claybourne is a hell of a prose stylist. Stunning word-play, amazing events, worlds, and characters.”
—Minister Faust, Coyote Kings: Space-age Bachelor Pad

“There’s nothing more refreshing than discovering a good book. But finding a work of literature that is unlike anything you’ve ever read before, in a good way, is the defining moment from a reviewer’s perspective. One example of this type of book came in the form of The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan by Zig Zag Claybourne. ”
—Ricky Brown, Amazing Stories Magazine

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