I have got some good reviews for Automatic Assassin. Here’s a roundup. Read, then head to the Zizek Press book page to buy on Kindle/iBooks
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In Horne’s cunning for weaving social commentary into his plot…we see a contemporary beat writer at work, through brief, stark observations (on the cold logic of the free market, for instance) and broad sweeping story arcs (the beauty and slavery of Earth, the origin of blackwarps and so on) that add depth and intelligence without ruining the sense of fantasy and adventure.
‘Automatic Assassin’ has everything: black humour, death, un-death, resurrection, philosophy, technology – even a tiny hint of sex. It is a voyage of fun and repulsion, egomania and altruism… and so many other contradictions that you will disembark knowing that you love Xolo whilst never really understanding why. – beatentrackpublishing.com
Extremely funny and wild and poetic science fiction story. Lots of wit, interesting characters, wild locales, fantastic imagery, using and abusing (in the best way possible) old and tried science fiction clichees, while coming up with a lot of new ones. Like the main character’s brain bomb, I couldn’t help fall a little in love with the character and the story and the hilariously difficult circumstances he constantly finds himself in, and which he somehow manages to get himself out of. – Berit Ellingsen, Author of The Empty City
This book is a wildly inventive bed-time story told by a savvy poet to a precocious space-monkey.
It’s got fast-plot adventure, whimsy and outright piss-taking shot through with gorgeous observations and fabulous horrordreams of future. It’s a cool ride with an unnerving end.
Marc Horne delivers hilariously cheeky sentences, like this:
‘The panties of victory started to ride up over the waistband of retreat’
and casually and persistently drops beauties, like this:
‘Enormous bloated seconds passed like whales.’
Automatic Assassin is Far Out – ”Outside (the outside of the inside of the underside of the real side) …” - Penny Goring, author of The Zoom Zoom