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Book Review: The Wrong Dead Guy By Richard Kadrey
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The Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey

The Wrong Dead Guy
Another Coop Heist Book 2
Sequel to The Everything Box
By Richard Kadrey
Hardcover | Kindle | Audiobook
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: February 28, 2017

You probably know author Richard Kadrey best from his Sandman Slim gritty urban fantasy series, but for his latest book, The Wrong Dead Guy, he continues the adventures of Charlie “Coop” Cooper, a master thief who saved the world in the first installment, The Everything Box. In this follow-up, Coop has reluctantly gone legit after being drafted into working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a Los Angeles-based top secret government agency dealing with oddities and strange supernatural items. This time around, the DOPS has a quick job for Coop: break into a local museum and steal an ancient Egyptian mummy named Harkhuf. Simple, right? Because we all know what happens when you mess with mummies. What could go wrong?

The mummy could awaken, that’s what could — and does — go wrong. And, as awakened mummies are wont to do, Harkhuf wants to find his old love so that they can take over the world together.

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Book Review: Metrophage: A Novel
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Metrophage: A Novel Richard Kadrey Banner

Metrophage: A Novel
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Richard Kadrey
Includes a Q & A with Cory Doctorow
Harper Collins Publishers/ Harper Voyager
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Cover Price: $14.99

Richard Kadrey, author of the “Sandman Slim” series of novels, re-releases his very first effort, Metrophage: A Novel, 20 years after it was first printed, as a signed collectible paperback on November 4th.

This book not only brings back the classic dystopian “Last Ass” (future Los Angeles) with Jonny Gordon, forever injured and in trouble with the law and the outlaws (who’s who?), but also includes a Q & A with Cory Doctorow, science fiction author and journalist, and Richard Kadrey himself.

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Book Review: The Getaway God: A Sandman Slim Novel
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The Getaway God
A Sandman Slim Novel
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Richard Kadrey
Harper Voyager/HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date: August 26, 2014

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, fast with a quip and a gun (or a Qomrama Om Ya), is back in Richard Kadrey‘s sixth installation of the Sandman Slim series, The Getaway God, which lives up to its creatively sick counterparts, while also setting up for future ones.

This time Stark not only has the old gods, the Angrom Om Ya apocalypting LA and soon the world, but he must go up against St. Nick, his fiercest nemesis. And with God broken into five pieces and one piece dead, the other four are working against each other. He’s a part of the Golden Vigil, and along with Wells and Shonin, the self-created mummy, Sandman has some snarky allies united in his cause (ok, maybe the others only care about Cause #1).

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$2 eBook Deal: ‘Kill City Blues: A Sandman Slim Novel’ by Richard Kadrey
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Kill City Blues A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey

Part of today’s ebook deals of the day over at Amazon is Richard Kadrey‘s Kill City Blues: A Sandman Slim Novel for the Kindle for only $1.99.

If you’d like a physical copy of the book, the Paperback is currently $12.04, while the Hardcover is currently $18.29.

Note, the ebook deal is valid only for today, Friday, August 22, 2014, until 11:59pm PST.

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Book Review: Dead Set
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Dead Set, a novel by Richard KadreyDead Set
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Richard Kadrey
Harper Voyager
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Cover Price: $22.99

As much as I love the Sandman Slim books from Richard Kadrey and all the gritty noir elements of each of those novels, Dead Set is a welcome departure showcasing a much different, but ultimately still engaging and fascinating, side of Kadrey’s writing. The style, tone, and diction are hugely different from the Sandman Slim books, so if you’re expecting more of the same, then you’re better off re-reading those volumes because Dead Set is a unique dark fantasy tale that offers a rich reading experience.

Our female protagonist is an angst-ridden teen, but you’re not going to find any comparisons to Bella Swan here. Zoe has every reason to be morose–her beloved father passed away recently, leaving her with a mom struggling both emotionally and financially to be the glue that holds them together. She’s not doing much better at school either, although she does befriend a fellow outsider at one point, even if her circle of friends turns out not to be the best.

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Book Review: Kill City Blues
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Kill City BluesKill City Blues
A Sandman Slim Novel (Book 5)
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Richard Kadrey
Harper Voyager
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Cover Price: $24.99

The adventures of everyone’s favorite monster-slaying and generally misanthropic badass Sandman Slim continue in the fifth installment of the series from Richard Kadrey entitled Kill City Blues. As we saw in Devil Said Bang, Stark is fresh off a stint of giving up his title as Lucifer. He’s in a donut shop with Samael, who we normally think of as the most famous Lucifer. Their conversation, which includes discussion of donuts, is hilarious. The person currently wearing the Lucifer hat is doing a much better job than Stark. Unlike Stark, his replacement is considerably more level-headed and more invested in the well-being of Hell and Hellions. But apparently Stark left such an impression that he inspired a Wikipedia entry.

Violence and explosions follow Stark around wherever he goes, so it’s no surprise when he runs into some trouble and a shoot-out of sorts happens. As we saw in the previous volume, Devil Said Bang, God is not so easy to pin down. Not all the pieces of the God puzzle are intact, and in order to neutralize the war between Heaven and Hell, Stark is after a particular god-killing weapon and he’s doing his damndest to make sure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

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$2 eBook Deal: Richard Kadrey’s ‘Sandman Slim’
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Sandman Slim

Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon today is Richard Kadrey‘s Sandman Slim for only $1.99 (that’s 75% off the print list price of $7.99).

This title is the first installent in the Sandman Slim novel series.

I HIGHLY recommend grabbing this eBook, as it’s a great read, and the books of the Sandman Slim series have consistently topped our Best Of lists and Gift Guides.

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Top 10 Fantasy and Horror Books Of 2011
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Top 10 Fantasy and Horror Books of 2011

2011 was a big year for doorstopper-sized fantasy novels, particularly A Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin, which is a whopping 1,040 pages. It sold 298,000 copies on its first day alone, which included 170,000 hardcovers, 110,000 eBooks, and 18,000 audiobooks, proving that although ebook sales are catching up, print is still ahead for big releases like this.

Another major series that got a hugely anticipated sequel came in the form of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Wise Man’s Fear, which continues the events of The Name of the Wind and propels Kvothe into an even more compelling situations. Canadian horror also got a few notable entries with Enter, Night and Dead of Winter, both historical fiction novels and both superbly written. Small and mid-sized presses continue to produce some of the best genre fiction out there, and this year proved no exception.

Here’s my picks for the Top 10 Fantasy and Horror Books of 2011.

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eBook Deal: Richard Kadrey’s ‘Sandman Slim’ For $.99
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Sandman Slim

For a limited time, HarperCollins Voyager is currently offering up the ebook for Richard Kadrey‘s Sandman Slim for only $.99!

You can get the ebook, which is the first installment in the Sandman Slim novel series, for the Kindle through Amazon.com.

Also, the ebook should also be $.99 through other retailers like Barnes & Noble (for their Nook device).

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: Books & eBooks
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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: Books

Oh, fa-la-la! It’s that time of the year again and we can hear you hyperventilating all the way over here at Geeks of Doom HQ. Don’t sweat it. Your Geek brethren have got you covered with our annual gift giving guide for all those lovable geeks on your list. We make it so darned easy to get through that daunting list, you won’t even have to pull your face out of your favorite internet-capable device for a hot New York minute.

We’ve been posting our Gift Guides all month, so to round it out, a bunch of us book lovers got together and came up with some great reads for you to get for that book lover in your life. Whether your gift recipient prefers a physical book or reading via computer or ebook reading device, we’ve got you covered. Also, if you’re new to ebooks and are unsure on how to gift them, fear not! We’ve got you’ve cover there, too. See below for our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: Books & eBooks.

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