RARA-AVIS: Re: Automatic Detective

From: Chuck ( chuckelp@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 25 Feb 2008

Well, Tor doesn't print a 4th Trade Paperback for a writer who doesn't sell............

I have met him twice @ Con's. He's one crazy guy. And a nice one.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> I just saw this paperback on the new release table at Borders. Judging
> by the blurbs, A Lee Martinez is a pretty big name in SF/Fantasy. The
> basic premise seems not unlike Pinocchio in that a robot wants to become
> a citizen. However, the jacket copy, and title, makes it seem like a
> hardboiled novel or pastiche or homage or parody or something. The
> voice used in the first few paragraph certainly seems to be going for a
> jaded PI tone.
> Anyone read it, or past works by him? Is it or he any good?
> Mark

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