“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It’s Millar Time. All The Time

Why are we plugging Albedo One magazine if they’re into science fiction, fantasy and horror rather than good old-fashioned crime? Well, for starters they’ve got a sharp eye for a funky cover (exhibit A, right), which always goes down like the proverbial granite submarine at CAP. Better still, there’s a story by Sam Millar called The Barber lurking in their back catalogues. Best of all, though, Albedo One has an in-depth interview with Sam in their next issue, in which – along with yakking it up about a host of stuff ‘n’ such – Sam cuts loose about his upcoming novel, Bloodstorm, which is due in December / January and follows the fortunes of PI Karl Kane, a gumshoe with a very dark past who returns to the mean streets of Belfast with a hankering to avenge his mother’s rape and murder, more of which anon …

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