The Plutonium Blonde

The Plutonium Blonde

by John Zakour, Lawrence Ganem

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ISBN-13: 9781625670489
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 06/04/2014
Series: Nuclear Bombshell , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 407,360
File size: 674 KB

About the Author

John Zakour is a humor/sf/fantasy writer with a Master's degree in Human Behavior. He has written thousand of gags for syndicated comics, comedians, and TV shows (including Rugrats and The Tonight Show). John currently writes his own syndicated comics, Working Daze and Maria’s Day, for Universal Press. He also has been a contributor to Nickelodeon magazine, writing Fairly Odd Parents, Rugrats, and Jimmy Neutron comic books. John also writes Simpsons comics for Bongo Comics. John has written seven humorous SF novels for Daw Books (the first, The Plutonium Blonde, was named the funniest SF book of 2001 by The Chronicle of Science Fiction), three YA books, four humorous self-help books and three books on HTML.

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Plutonium Blonde 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Trance More than 1 year ago
I'm a IT person and this book is hilarious, imaginative, and funny as all get out. The writing is top notch, the character development is great, and the tech teams make this a must for techies.
harstan More than 1 year ago
By 2057, technology enables people to drive hovercrafts and teleport to different places. The last private detective in the world Zachary Nixon Johnson, knows that HARV is a computer projection. However, that does not stop him from playing backgammon with it, talking with it or listening to it.

When HARV informs Zach that they need an infusion of capital to pay the rent, he reluctantly takes on the case of BB Star, ex stripper and now the CEO of ExShell, one of the most powerful conglomerates in the world. BB has a doppelganger named BB-2 an artificially intelligent android that is angry, psychotic and dangerous. She has a plutonium core, which makes her a powerful weapon that must be deactivated if BB is to survive. Even knowing that the press will hounded him, thugs will beat him, and he will look like a fool, Zach takes on the case rather than face living on the street.

Abbott and Costello meet a futuristic crime noir is the context underlying the amusing THE PLUTONIUM BLONDE. When HARV and Zach are talking to each other, especially during their numerous crisis, readers will laugh until they cry. It is impossible to believe HARV, the real star of the book, is only a hologram projected by Zach¿s computer because he seems so human. The mystery is fun too, but the entertainment and uniqueness of this tale are the relationship between the two stars (that is Zach and HARV not BB and BB-2).

Harriet Klausner