'Beerlight was a blown circuit, where to kill a man was less a murder than a mannerism … Crime was the new and only artform.'
A book with its own nervous system, Slaughtermatic follows Dante Cubit through the streets of Beerlight as he hunts for a crime mentor, tangling with Chief Henry Blince and the hitman Brute Parker on the way.
Real satire amid the bomb zombies, scary clowns and needle bars of the city. Gun karma navigated. Hassle with the locals, breaking our man in half.
After robbing a bank with the aid of a painkiller-guzzling, trigger-happy Kid and attempting to escape by killing his own recent-past self, Dante soon realises that there is no escape from a trap that expands with you.
Winner of the Jack Trevor Story Award and shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award
'A dizzying cyber-coaster of a novel ... Is this the future of fiction?'
'Not only conceptually brilliant and satirically walloping, but stylistically innovative ... either a boffo prose poem or a transcendent obscene phone call. You decide.'
Paul DiFilippo, Asimov's Science Fiction
'Wickedly funny futuristic pulp thriller. As far from Agatha Christie as you can get.'
Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph
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