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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    heh, xerox.


    nice.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    Does that mean you like or don't like Harry Dresden?

    Angels wearing steel-toed-boots sounds perfectly fun to me. I've always liked the idea of angels as dusty, hard-edged creatures as much a part of the world as humans are.
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    >heh, xerox.
    Hulk not afraid use xerox as verb. Hulk laugh at trademark law!

    All right, even I'm sick of hearing me talk like that. But I'll still ride the zeitgesit and crush any noun into a verb. Kleenex me, baby!

    >Does that mean you like or don't like Harry Dresden?
    Love the idea. Disappointed by the execution. I know I'm in the minority on this and that I should hope for half the popularity of the Dresden books. But I can't make anyone drive a VW Bug in my work. Please, don't ask me.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2008
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    greetings Richard....loved metrophage....
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2008
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    Heh! What a weird coincidence! I was out at our local Borders two days ago and saw a book with a rather intriguing cover, and bought it. It was Butcher Bird. I'm just barely into it, but I definately like it so far. It just figures you'd be here.....
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    Hi. And thanks to you both or stopping to say Hello. Thanks for picking up the books, both the old one and the new. I'm working with a designer to create a new site or all my work, so I hope to have something new to point to there or some new book news soon.

    If any here uses the DeviantArt site, I've just opened a store selling prints of some of my fetish photos. You can find my work here

    http://kaosbeautyklinik.deviantart.com/

    Note: Most of the images are not worksafe.

    Thanks, everyone.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2008
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    >Love the idea. Disappointed by the execution. I know I'm in the minority on this and that I should hope for half the popularity of the Dresden books. But I can't make anyone drive a VW Bug in my work. Please, don't ask me.

    It's kind of a bother, but if you slug through the first three mediocre books, they start to pick up really, really fast, and they start hitting hard. Of course, I'm assuming you haven't read that far, and if you have and still don't like it, that's perfectly alright as well.

    I'll be on the lookout for Butcher Bird the next time I'm in a reasonable bookstore - if I see it, I shall buy it.
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    I've heard that they get better, so maybe I'll try again at some point.
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    Buy My Crap!
    Hot Babes with Masks and Knives and Stuff!


    I've finally opened a DeviantArt store selling prints of my dark and smutty art. Buy some for Valentine's Day. Send some to your mom for her birthday. Nail some up in your kids' room just to make them cry.

    My prints have a thousand and one uses and, it is claimed by some, will cure impotence, gout and "Melancholy Nipple Syndrome." Plus my prints will kill the earwigs that ate into your brain while you were asleep.

    My prints are pretty, durable and they smell like fresh cinnamon rolls. My prints will be your boon companion, your silent partner, your secret lover. My prints can end world hunger and save the whales. Just the whales. Not the dolphins. Fuck the dolphins. A dolphin slept with my mom, then stole some money from her purse and put naked pictures of her on its Flickr page. I eat canned tuna every day hoping that there's a little dolphin meat in there.

    The point is that you will love my prints. My prints have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. My prints knocked out Mike Tyson in two rounds. My prints reunited The Spice Girls. My prints died for your sins.

    Buy my prints for yourself or for a friend. Buy them for an enemy. I don't care. I just want your money. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Richard Kadrey

    PS: Seriously, I really, really want your money.


    KaosBeautyKlinik store
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    Download My New Novel For Free!

    Night Shade Books has made the entire text of the urban fantasy novel Butcher Bird available as a DRM-free download, in a wide variety of formats. Richard Kadrey is the author of one of the quintessential cyberpunk novels, Metrophage.

    About Butcher Bird:
    "Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before he's saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful - the truth. He can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. A world full of black magic and mysteries. These are the Dominions, parallel worlds full of wonder, beauty and horror. The Black Clerks, infinitely old and infinitely powerful beings whose job it is to keep the Dominions in balance, seem to have new interests and a whole new agenda. Dropped into the middle of a conflict between the Black Clerks and other forces he doesn't fully understand, Spyder finds himself looking for a magic book with the blind swordswoman who saved him. Their journey will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the heart of Hell itself."

    Download Butcher Bird here
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    My agent's announcement is finally out in Publishers Weekly, so I can post this here.:

    I just sold the first three books in a supernatural series by my client, Richard Kadrey, to Diana Gill at HarperCollins/Eos, at auction. This was based on the first 100 pages of book 1 and a synopsis of the rest. It's called SANDMAN SLIM, and the main character, Stark, is a wizard who returns after eleven years in Hell (where he worked as an assassin and hit man for the various bad guys down below) to find out who betrayed him and murdered his girlfriend, Alice. SANDMAN SLIM has a sharp, edgy voice and a male lead—and I think it will stand out in what is becoming a very big subgenre in fantasy. Diana calls it “the unholy love-child of Christopher Moore and Warren Ellis.”

    Richard started out, 20 years ago, as one of the first major writers of cyberpunk (his debut novel, METROPHAGE, is considered one of the classics of this subgenre). He had a bit of a quiet period, and then last year Night Shade published his first urban fantasy novel, BUTCHER BIRD, to much acclaim. I think Diana is going to do a great job with the series, and Richard is very happy to be working with her.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
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    Diana calls it “the unholy love-child of Christopher Moore and Warren Ellis


    well that just totally sold me.
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    Yes, I really liked Dispatches from Probability Beach. I don't know if it's your only narration gig, but you're really good at it. :)
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    Diana calls it “the unholy love-child of Christopher Moore and Warren Ellis



    FANTASTIC. I've been reading your work since Ellis posted links to it on Infinite Matrix.

    Congratulations and much success!
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    Congrats to you!
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    Diana calls it “the unholy love-child of Christopher Moore and Warren Ellis

    Jesus Christ.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
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    Ooh, that sounds nice; I'll have to keep an eye out for the Sandman Slim series.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
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    Just downloaded Butcher Bird, and I intend to start on it tonight.
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    Congrats Mr. Kadrey! Sounds like good stuff. Metrophage is, indeed, a classic of the genre - thanks for that.
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
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    congrats Richard!