The Final Programme (The Cornelius Quartet 1) by Michael Moorcock

michaelmoorcockIf director Guy Ritchie’s 1960’s themed “The Man from UNCLE” film didn’t float your boat, why not tried this underground British sci-fi novel first published in the 1960s – The Final Programme by author Michael Moorcock.  Titan Books is reprinting the adventures of rock star scientist Jerry Cornelius.

First, if you’re a little unfamiliar with Michael Moorcock’s writing style, the meanings and so on, writer John Clute intros the character Jerry Cornelius and his thoughts on British sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock’s 4 book collection.  Jerry Cornelius’s brother Frank and the sexy evil Miss Brunner have concocted a plan to build the world’s ultimate super computer.  Jerry Cornelius is the key to all this and his unique family background keeps things interesting.

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Sex, Drugs and Superpowers is Death Sentence

deathsentenceThe G+ Virus gives humans superpowers!  Writer Monty Nero and artist Mike Dowling deliver an off-beat mature-audience superhero book in “Death Sentence.”  In this world, the G+ Virus is like the AIDS virus that has spread across the globe affecting the general population.  The G+ Virus is transmitted through unprotected sex, but the virus gives humans superhuman powers.  There is a catch though, once you get it, you will ONLY have 6 months to live.  Now what will you do with 6 months on the planet?  What kind of superhuman power(s) will you get?  And what will you do with your superpowers?

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Borderline by Lawrence Block

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The sizzling pulp novel “Borderline” by prolific American crime author Lawrence Block sees the printed pages once again after 50 years of being out of print.  Four lives intersect on the border towns of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.

Marty is a smart professional gambler always looking for a good card game in Juarez.  After a couple of years spent in a failed marriage, Meg is looking for some fun and action.  The beautiful blonde Lily is looking to make money and get out of the border towns.  The insane killer running from the law, Weaver is looking for his next bloody victim.  These 4 characters ultimately cross each others’ lives in “Borderline.”  The book also includes 3 Lawrence Block short stories:  1) The Burning Fury (1959); 2) A Fire At Night (1958); and 3) Stag Party Girl (1963).

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