Pet Spotlight: Andrew Martin ‘s Pets He Near...

When I was nine, my parents bought me a kitten for my birthday. It was a stunning surprise, and very touching, since my parents had divined that I wanted a kitten, even though I hadn’t gone on about it very much. It was not that I never whined, just that I never whined about that particular subject, since there was no history of pet-owning in my family, and my father especially gave the appearance of being anti-animal. The arrangement of the surprise was perfectly executed, which was also uncharacteristic of our family, since we never went in for the sentimental theatricality even of candles on cakes. I had been subtly kept away from the...

Pet Spotlight:Richard Kadrey’s Aces & E...

Names: Aces and Eights Breed: A couple of SPCA mutts Age: 2.5 months How did they come to be a part of your life? Richard Kadrey: A few months after our cat Isotope died, my wife and I discussed getting another cat. However, we knew it wouldn’t be easy. Even as an adult, Isotope was an energetic and eccentric cat. She loved stealing food, and I lost more than a few egg rolls to her. She also liked sleeping behind my iMac and popping her head over the top to see what I was working on. It was great having her in the office. When we decided to look at other cats, we realized that only a young cat would have the energy and touch of madness that...

The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey Reviewed

THE EVERYTHING BOX Richard Kadrey 2016 Harper Voyager One of my fondest memories is sitting down and interviewing Richard Kadrey. I wasn’t in the best of places at the time and almost backed out. I’m glad I didn’t. One thing I’ve in life I’ve found to be very rare, is to be able to have a conversation with somebody who knows certain songs or has had the exact same film scenes imprinted on the lives. I could have talked to him for hours. The interview was based around the release of one of the Sandman Slim novels. That series is bad ass. I’m not going to go on about that here. If you don’t know those...

Author Work Spaces: Richard Kadrey

Editor’s note: In the time we have been looking at the offices/work spaces of authors, we have seen some interesting stuff. Some very plain, some chocked full of this and that. But I don’t think anything is quite like what we have today. Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim novels, has been kind enough to give us a glimpse into his own rather unique pad.      I’ll admit it. My office is complete chaos. But I like it that way. I’m one of those people who loses track of everything the moment I try to make my space clean and logical. I think I write that way too. I have a million ideas floating around in the clutter...

Richard Kadrey: Tour dates for KILLING PRETTY Jul21

Richard Kadrey: Tour dates for KILLING PRETTY

On July 28th, Sandman Slim returns for a seventh time in KILLING PRETTY, the new novel by Richard Kadrey. Richard will hit seven states as he presses the flesh to pimp this killer book. Slim is a hard drinking, smoking badass that seems to constantly be protecting the world, even though most of it’s inhabitants annoy him. Sandman Slim investigates Death’s death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he’s come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill...