RARA-AVIS: Re: Automatic Detective

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


Each of the first two trades have gone to mass market paperback

The third will in August


in September he has a fifth trade hitting the stores, _Too Many Curses_.

I'd say he's on a roll.

I haven't seen this quick activity from Tor in the five or so years I've been following stuff like this.

Do you like bandwagons?

And, yes, he's cross-genre: humor/noir/fantasy.

When he wrote it, he was just trying to have some fun writing. That's what he told me and others. I know folks in his original writers group (still in it) and they love him.

--- 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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