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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.

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