Monday, July 21, 2008

Debut Showcase: Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse (Amazon UK, Canada)

Victor Gischler (blog)


Trade Paperback



Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon's Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s.

Accompanied by his cowboy sidekick Buffalo Bill, the gorgeous stripper Sheila, and the mountain man Ted, Mortimer journeys to the lost city of Atlanta -- and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity. 

The author is making his SF debut with this one; he had previously written "hard-boiled" crime novels with titles like Gun Monkeys and Suicide Squeeze. This one looks hard-boiled and slightly zany. I was unable to find a website for the author, so I only included a link to his blog.


Joe Sherry said...

The combination of the title and "The lost city of Atlanta" has me interested.

Tia Nevitt said...

It looks like guy-lit. (Is that a genre? Believe me; that's no slam. I enjoy reading what I consider "guy-lit".)

The "lost city of Atlanta" did make me smile.