Description: Getting out of hell is just the beginning
What do you do after you’ve escaped Hell, gone back, uncovered the true nature of God, and then managed to become the new Lucifer?
Well, if you’re James Stark, you have to figure out how to run Hell while also trying to get back out of it . . . again. Plus there’s the small matter of surviving. Because everyone in Heaven, Hell, and in between wants to be the fastest gun in the universe, and the best way to do so is to take down Lucifer, a.k.a. James Stark.
And it’s not like being in L.A. is any better—a serial-killer ghost is running wild and Stark’s angelic alter ego is hiding among the lost days of time with a secret cabal who can rewrite reality. Starting to care for people and life again is a real bitch for a stone-cold killer.
About The Author: Richard Kadrey is a writer living in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus five novels, including Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, “Carbon Copy,” was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget.
Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics miniseries Accelerate, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future.
He is written and spoken about art, culture, and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW, and Wired for Sex on the G4 cable network.
He is also a fetish photographer.
He has no qualifications for anything he does.
In a recent interview, Kadrey notes, “Nick Cave and Tom Waits’ songs are mentioned in the books and they’re two of my favorite singer/songwriters. I also enjoy dark ambient musicians such as Lustmord. I still listen to some old school punk, along with garage compilations such as the Nuggets sets. I’m also a fan of 60s-era French girl pop through the Ultra Chicks and Pop A Paris collections. And, of course, “lounge” performers such as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman.”
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