Kill City Blues (Sandman Slim Series #5)

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Another day, another apocalypse

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall?a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched ...

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Overview

Another day, another apocalypse

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall—a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods—and natural-born killers—on his tail.

But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.

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Newly risen from Hell, James Stark is back in Los Angeles, but certainly no closer to heaven. The former Lucifer best known as Sandman Slim wants to restore his powers, the absence of which might spell the end of humanity as we know it. Not content to admire Tinsel Tower scenery, Stark begins a hunt that leads him to a dangerous abandoned shopping mall that harbors a dead man with just the one thing that he most needs. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

Cory Doctorow
“One of the great horror setups of all time.… If there’s one thing Kill City Blues demonstrates, it’s that Kadrey’s still got a ton of material for Sandman Slim. I can’t wait to read it all.”
John Scalzi
“Hot damn, a new Sandman Slim novel! I will fight you for it if I have to.Yes, the series is just that good (P.S., I will fight VERY VERY DIRTY).”
San Diego Union-Tribune
“The series is part fantasy, part gothic horror, part crime noir. It’s filled with knowing winks about pop culture and told at a breathless pace that can’t be bothered with actual chapters.”
Booklist
“A deft mixture of urban fantasy and light comedy, the fifth Sandman Slim novel is sure to appeal to the author’s growing fan base, not to mention readers of such writers as Jim Butcher, P. N. Elrod, and F. Paul Wilson.”
Locus
“We can savor every insight from a grand master of the blunt exposition.”
Library Journal
James Stark (that is, Sandman Slim) finds himself in Los Angeles, having turned his back on hell. But the older gods are after a weapon he managed to misplace, and for help he must find a dead man somewhere in an alternate L.A. Sandman's in good shape, though; film rights have been optioned, the last title in the series was a New York Times best seller, and previous titles have received best book and Indie Next nods. With a 75,000-copy first printing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062094599
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Series: Sandman Slim Series , #5
  • Pages: 383
  • Sales rank: 173,939
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kadrey

New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published nine novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Dead Set, Butcher Bird, and Metrophage. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story "Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye" was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award, and his novel Butcher Bird was nominated for the Prix Elbakin in France. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco, California.

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