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IT'LL TAKE MORE THAN ANGELS AND DEMONS TO STOP HIM.
Reporter Spencer Finch is a journalist embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and mysterious monks. At the same time, he's trying to make sense of the legacy left him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be pulp magazines from the golden age of fantasy fiction. Following his nose, Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving a lost Greek play, secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes - and an entire hidden history of mankind. It's like The Da Vinci Code retold by the Coen brothers in this blockbuster blur.
File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Conspiracy! | Angelic Mysteries | Pulp Fiction | Blow Your Mind ]
Reporter Spencer Finch is embroiled in the hunt for a missing book. While trying to make sense of the pulp fantasy magazines left to him by his grandfather, Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes--and an entire hidden history of mankind. Original.
About the Author
Chris Roberson is obsessed with superhero comics, pulp fiction, puppetry, animation, history, and science, and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Arts Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, 1992. His books include the novels Here, There & Everywhere, The Voyage of Night Shining White, Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, X-Men: The Return, Set the Seas on Fire, End of the Century, Iron Jaw and Hummingbird, The Dragon's Nine Sons, Three Unbroken,
and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
, and the comic book mini-series Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love
. His short stories have appeared in such magazines as Asimov's Science Fiction, PostScripts, and Subterranean.
Along with his business partner and spouse Allison Baker, he is the publisher of MonkeyBrain Books, an independent publishing house specializing in genre fiction and nonfiction genre studies. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times--twice for publishing, and once each for writing and editing--twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Short Form (winning in 2004 with his story O One), and the 2009 Sidewise Award winner for his novel The Dragon's Nine Sons. The author lives in Austin, Texas.