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Cover & Blurb Unveiled for Richard Kadrey's Kill the Dead (Sandman Slim 2)

What do you do after you’ve crawled out of Hell to wreak bloody revenge? If you’re Stark you turn to bounty hunting, tracking and decimating whatever rogue monsters you’re paid to kill. Stark hates the work, but he needs the money, especially the big bucks Lucifer is offering. In town as an advisor on a biopic of his life, Lucifer needs protection, and he wants Stark as his bodyguard. But the gig isn’t all bad; there is the very sexy, very hot French porn star Brigitte Bardo, a friend of Lucifer’s in LA to remake her reputation as a legit actress. While it isn’t love, it’s pretty damn good, and after 11 years of demonic chastity, it’s enough for now.

Stark has enough trouble juggling a diva devil and a scorching French bombshell without a zombie plague to complicate matters. And just what happens when a human-angel half-breed is bitten by the living dead? His human side begins to die, transforming him into an unstoppable angel of death—a killing machine devoid of emotion or thought, with no regrets or future to worry about. Not a bad way to be when you’re choices are limited. Now, Stark has to decide...if he does finds a cure for the zombie infection, will he take it?

Richard Kadrey made a name for himself in the late 80's and early 90's as a pioneer in Cyberpunk with books like Metrophage and Kamikaze L'Amour. With the Sandman Slim series he has brought an edge to Urban Fantasy seldom seen which is why it made my best of 2009 list. Coming later this October we'll be treated to some more of Kadrey's Stark no pulled punches style with Kill the Dead. This is a man not afraid to stab an Angel in the back.

The cover is perfect for the series.  It is stark and desolate yet colorful like Kadrey's prose. I especially like the clashing of the green sky with the orange type. Sandman Slim just came out in mass market for those who didn't take the hardcover plunge. Also, the hardcover is on sale at Amazon for $9, which is a steal and a great little package.

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Unknown said...

Love the cover.

brainshades said...

Sandman Slim was a shockingly great read... I read Metrophage 20 years ago and thought it was good, but I think Kadrey has really found his muse with this hardboiled multi-genre thing... really good stuff and very much looking forward to the sequel.

Andrew Leonard said...

I like it, also. The colours are perfect.

Scott said...

I like the cover a lot. I picked up Sandman Slim in paperback but I have not had a chance to read it yet.

Unknown said...

Guy Jean Genevier Creative Photography.

I am the author of the photograph's cover. I made this image in Paris - France ten years ago. A view,from my window flat in the 9th section of Paris, on the old roofs of the city at the end of the day. The shooting was digital and I worked the image on computer, I obtained a monochrome orange for the sky, the rest of the image being against day, thus dark. The publisher changed the tone of the image in darker towards the green, what gives an interesting depiction in agreement with the narrative.

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