It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer

On Order

$15.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z

Major Karnage

by

Major Karnage Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

It has been 20 years since The War, and Major John Karnage has finally settled into retirement: locked up in an insane asylum, with an explosive device embedded in the back of his neck to curb his violent tendencies. Karnage and his troopers have been deemed unfit to live in normal society. Like a bit of old chewing gum stuck under a coffee table, the world has left The War and its scarred, unstable veterans behind. The military has been disbanded and World Peace has descended upon the Earth. Its inhabitants live happy, profitable lives under the global rule of the benevolent Dabney Corporation. All is tea and roses in this new, sanitized world... until a terrifying threat from beyond the stars rears its squiggly head! An invading armada of aliens threatens to destroy the Earth, and it's up to Major Karnage to stop them - as long as he doesn't accidentally blow his own head off first.

Review:

"In his debut novel, Zajac strives to satirize a host of familiar sf tropes but spends most of the story repeating the same punchlines. Major John Karneski (a.k.a. 'Karnage'), a veteran of 'The War,' is wasting away in an insane asylum when the imminent threat of extraterrestrial invasion prompts him to escape and save the Earth. Once out, Karnage finds himself squaring off not only against scheming 'squidbug' aliens, but also against pursuing agents of the Dabney Corporation, whose efforts to enforce world peace seem sinister. Zajac gives Karnage near-superhero powers, but the two most exercised seem to be his ability to talk scatalogically non-stop at high decibel levels and to recover from fade-to-black concussions that end most chapters. Running jokes, including a chatty 'Sanity Patch' implant that verbally warns Karnage of his escalating violence levels in the heat of combat, grow increasingly tired with each repetition.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780981374666
Author:
Zajac, Gord
Publisher:
Chizine Publications
Illustrator:
Mohr, Erik
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

Related Subjects

Business » Personal Finance
Engineering » Construction » Heavy Machinery
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Satire
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Basketball » General

Major Karnage New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.95 Backorder
Product details pages Chizine Publications - English 9780981374666 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his debut novel, Zajac strives to satirize a host of familiar sf tropes but spends most of the story repeating the same punchlines. Major John Karneski (a.k.a. 'Karnage'), a veteran of 'The War,' is wasting away in an insane asylum when the imminent threat of extraterrestrial invasion prompts him to escape and save the Earth. Once out, Karnage finds himself squaring off not only against scheming 'squidbug' aliens, but also against pursuing agents of the Dabney Corporation, whose efforts to enforce world peace seem sinister. Zajac gives Karnage near-superhero powers, but the two most exercised seem to be his ability to talk scatalogically non-stop at high decibel levels and to recover from fade-to-black concussions that end most chapters. Running jokes, including a chatty 'Sanity Patch' implant that verbally warns Karnage of his escalating violence levels in the heat of combat, grow increasingly tired with each repetition.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.