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July 21, 2008

hot weather, cool books

"Smart and entertaining", GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE is winning Victor Gischler praise from the SF Chronicle: "Gischler tips his hat to various end-of-the-world books and movies, but he doesn't indulge in the kind of adolescent nihilism that often swamps this kind of setup. While there's plenty of mayhem and depravity on display, the novel neither makes too light of it nor loses its sense of humor...a satisfying warm-weather read at a time when there's comfort in the observation that 'hey, things could be worse.'"

The Chicago Tribune is hooked on Swierczynski's "literary methamphetamine", calling SEVERANCE PACKAGE "a guilty pleasure of unparalleled magnitude. With pedal-to-the-metal pacing, characters who appear to be meek cubicle dwellers à la "Office Space" but are really cold-blooded, black-ops killers, and enough gut-churning violence to make a Quentin Tarantino movie look like a Disney musical replete with singing candlesticks and teapots, the dark, twisted energy in this novel is palpable."

In other Swierczynski news, THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST will be released on July 23. The first in a four-part installment in THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST series, it guarantees to take the series to the next explosive level!

For the kids, MAGIC TRIXIE twirls into stores tomorrow. Readers, young and not-so-young, will enjoy Trixie's enchanting and mischievous adventures.

July 16, 2008

Debuts, reviews, and other news

Tom Piccirilli's THE MIDNIGHT ROAD wins the 2008 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original!
Tom's editor, Caitlin Alexander, accepted the award on his behalf and read a brief note from him. (Even though Tom had lobbied for Caitlin to "entertain [the audience] with guerilla performance art, interpretive dance, the use of sock monkeys, or a karaoke routine of Michael Jackson's Thriller")

Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, in conjunction with Seven Seas Entertainment, have a new project debuting on July 23 in Metromix! The new manga, the NINJA DIARIES, will be the July 23rd cover story for the LA nightlife/social scene paper and will run weekly in print and on the Metromix website.

Greg Pak has a new series - SKAAR, the savage Son of Hulk.
"I could rave on and on about how satisfying and enjoyable this issue was as a die-hard Pak/Hulk fan, and wouldn't even come close to the joy Hulk fans and new readers alike are going to get from this book. It's a blast and I couldn't recommend it more highly! Seriously: check it out!" - Jim Gibbons,

JD Rhoades has a new novel coming out on July 22, 2008. BREAKING COVER is being called "one of those rare thrillers that combine smart, tense prose with a momentum that never quits" by NY Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen and boasts a "Sam Peckinpah–like bloody, bravura finale that will leave even icy-veined thriller fans panting for breath." (Bill Ott, Booklist)

The recently released GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE is the latest book by Victor Gischler. Steve Ekstrom says "you’ll shudder at the starkness and chortle with laughter at the same time--this is one hellishly good read" while Bill Crider declares that "[GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE is] bound to be the best title of 2008.. .Gischler's going to be a writer you can't pin down."