Richard Kadrey is a novelist, freelance writer, and photographer based
in San Francisco. Kadrey's first novel, Metrophage, was published in
hardcover in 1988 by Victor Gollancz Ltd., and went on to various other
American and foreign printings in paperback. Mac Tonnies' Cyberpunk/
Postmodern Book Reviews calls Metrophage "one of the quintessential
1980s cyberpunk novels," going on to describe "a gritty acid-trip through
an ultraviolent L.A. where nothing is what it seems… .
Those who appreciate ginseng—either for its supposed medicinal qualities,
or for its distinctive flavor—are willing to pay inordinately high
prices for it.
In the Southern Hemisphere of Paquin, about eighty kilometers east of
the Scar (in the high foothills of the Napala chain) is a long, meandering
forest called Runaround, full of oaks and sugar maples. It is the best
place in the 'verse to find—or grow—the herb called panax, red berry,
tartar root, and ginseng.
Fede was 18 when Tony got roo'd. He'd been prepping for early college
admission with late-night com-classes, goggled in and finger-cramped
over nasty circa-2009 C++ code examples while longing to toss it in for
time to scan some flashy Java virii. Tony had been gone from his life for
at least a couple years, five years his senior and a failure, as far as their
folks saw it.
Jim Munroe is a Canadian science fiction author, who publishes his
works independently under the imprint No Media Kings. Munroe was
managing editor at the magazine Adbusters in the 1990s, before publishing
his debut novel Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask in 1998.
The novel was put out by a major publishing company, and Munroe so
disliked the experience that he launched No Media Kings as a venue for
publishing and promoting his own works independently, and a guide to
self-publishing for other prospective writers...
T SEEMED they had argued for years as they were arguing tonight.
The man paced back and forth chain-smoking cigarettes; the woman
sat motionless, watching him. They glanced at their watches with fearful
eyes. They heard, with acutely alert ears, the goings and comings of
people in the hall; heard the shattering blast of rockets in the sky above
the city. And they argued.