The Haikasoru gang spotted Richard Kadrey’s latest book at Comic-Con last week. It’s a petite-trim, sharp little thing called Sandman Slim and I’m happy to report that the novel is already getting good notices from people like Cory Doctorow and William Gibson.
You may be wondering why we’re promoting Kadrey’s book on a blog about Japanese science fiction. The reason is simple: he’s one of us. Years ago he spent time under our circus tent editing manga. If memory serves me right, he briefly helmed Video Girl Ai, Beet the Vandel Buster, Descendants of Darkness and Angel Sanctuary before leaving to pursue his own personal muse.
And back when Haikasoru was just a hopeful glimmer in our eyes, Richard was nice enough to share his wisdom and give us counsel. We assembled a loose confederacy of science fiction experts to help guide us toward launch, and much of what he told us helped focus our publishing agenda. Richard’s a good guy. Go out and buy Sandman Slim today.