Wednesday, June 04, 2008

What is Warren Hammond reading?

The latest featured contributor to Writers Read: Warren Hammond, author of the KOP series.

Two of the books he mentions:
Joe R. Lansdale - Sunset and Sawdust - "This Lansdale fella's got a way with words and such," I say with a Texas drawl. Seriously, if you've never read Lansdale, you need to start.

Mario Acevedo - The Nymphos of Rocky Flats - Vampires. Aliens. Nymphomaniacs. What's not to love? [read on]
Hammond's first novel, KOP, was published in 2007 and is now available in paperback. Its sequel, Ex-KOP, is due to hit shelves in October of 2008. Currently, he is writing KOP Killer, the third book in the KOP series.

Publishers Weekly on KOP:
"A corrupt policeman, an overgrown jungle city that gets only five hours of sun between 17-hour nights, and battling crime gangs set the extremely noir scene for Hammond's solidly constructed, fast-paced SF debut. Offer[s] rewards to fans of both crime novels and science fiction."
Visit Warren Hammond's website.

The Page 99 Test: KOP.

Writers Read: Warren Hammond.

--Marshal Zeringue