January 3rd, 2013 / 10:28 am
Author News

Coming Soon: Throne of Blood by Cassandra Troyan

a poetic novel from Solar Luxuriance


  1. Cassandra Troyan


  2. Shannon

      I really love this.

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  4. Scott McClanahan

      Love this.

  5. vjb77

      My February just got a lot more interesting…how will one possess a print copy?

  6. mimi

      ew is that real blood?

  7. Cody Troyan
  8. rawbbie

      holy shit

  9. Cassandra Troyan

      what do you mean by real?

  10. Cassandra Troyan

      pre-order later this month.

  11. mimi

      i figured you’d know what i mean by ‘real’, but since you asked, i mean ‘vertebrate blood’:

      Blood is a specialized bodily fluid in animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to cells and transports metabolic waste products away from cells.

      In vertebrates, blood is composed of blood cells suspended in plasma. Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains dissipated proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide, and blood cells themselves. Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. Blood cells are mainly red blood cells (erythrocytes) and white blood cells, including leukocytes and platelets. The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates transportation of oxygen by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood. In contrast, carbon dioxide is almost entirely transported extracellularly dissolved in plasma as bicarbonate ion.

      Vertebrate blood is bright red when its hemoglobin is oxygenated. Some animals, such as crustaceans and mollusks, use hemocyanin to carry oxygen, instead of hemoglobin. Insects and some mollusks use a fluid called hemolymph instead of blood, the difference being that hemolymph is not contained in a closed circulatory system. In most insects, this “blood” does not contain oxygen-carrying molecules such as hemoglobin because their bodies are small enough for their tracheal system to suffice for supplying oxygen.

      as opposed to ‘fake blood’, you know, food coloring in karo syrup, or whatever:


  12. deadgod

      Turing blood

  13. mimi


  14. Cassandra Troyan

      Ah, well, I was more referring to if by “real” you meant from the incident, or constructed. In that case there is a bit of human and animal blood along with syrup because we got hungry.

  15. mimi

      1. i don’t know what the ‘incident’ is – guess i need to read the book, huh?

      2. “a bit of human and animal blood along with…” – weren’t you concerned about infectious agents? i would have been concerned about infectious agents!

  16. Cassandra Troyan
  17. Cassandra Troyan

      contamination is the best part.

  18. M. Kitchell