If you like your shudders with a heaping side of shivers and swagger, BUY poet Robert Cabeen’s first novel NOW
— Daniel Knauf, producer and writer, Carnivale and The Blacklist

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Two environmental scientists, one who takes his work and himself seriously, the other a pop culture geek with a junk food habit, struggle for survival when paramilitary fanatics demolish their remote science station in the frozen wasteland at the bottom of the world. Drs. Pratt and Eaton uncover The Order of the Red Wolf's Cold War Era nuclear reactor, but not before it has irradiated the Antarctic fauna and created hordes of ravenous mutations.

Can the oddball duo survive monstrosities that roam the ruins of their devastated science station?

Will they be able to overcome their own desperate appetites-- born of madness and starvation?

One thing is certain. They will learn the meaning of terror when the cold cuts deep.

About the Author

Isolation, survival, and existential dread; sex-capades, junk food, and berserker penguins. Yes, it’s just as mind-bending as it sounds, and yes, fear can be funny. That is if you’re as bod and bizarre a storyteller as Robert Payne Cabeen is in this original fast-paced debut.
— B.E. Scully, author of Verland and Devils in Dark Houses
Cabeen has constructed a highly entertaining tale of survival in a mortally hostile landscape. The wild touches and flights of fancy are counterbalanced with superb descriptive techniques and expert pacing. It’s a hell of a ride and I, for one, will never see penguins in quite the same way again.
— S.P. Miskowski, author of Strange is the Night
Cold Cuts is Lovecraftian fiction written from the poetic mind of Robert Payne Cabeen as he laughs in snyc with Hannibal Lecter. Grab a blanket and keep the doors closed. These pages have teeth-
— Stephanie M. Wytovich, Bram Stoker award-winning poet of Brothel and author of The Eighth.
Cold Cuts is a chilly dish of humor, horror, and high adventure set in a frozen landscape. One of the best debut novels I’ve read in ages!
— Bram Stoker-Winning Author John Palisano
Cabeen deftly divvies out layers of deep, frozen, high-pitched humor culled from a demented, media-overloaded nightmare of obsessions steeped in the worst of the worst of humanity along with slabs of visceral horror as this warped version of the Antarctic dips well south of Heaven, all while wearing a gleeful, blood-soaked smile during this rip-roaring ride.
— John Claude Smith, author of The Wilderness Within and the Bram Stoker nominated Riding the Centipede