Original New e-Short Story from Acclaimed Author Richard Kadrey Gets Readers Infernally Excited for Forthcoming Urban Fantasy Novel

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Harper Voyager publishes e-original short story, "Devil in the Dollhouse," igniting reader excitement for forthcoming Sandman Slim novel, "Devil Said Bang"

A great interlude between Aloha From Hell and the upcoming Devil Said Bang. Illustrating that things never seem to go quite right, and adding to the mythology of Slim's world. Fast, fun, and violent as a Slim story should be.

On the outskirts of Hell lies a serious problem. Just one of many that James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, a.k.a. Lucifer (after the former office-holder, Devil-damn-him, skipped town for more heavenly environs) is finding himself having to face.

In Stark’s first few days in his new infernal office, he realizes that being the new Lucifer in town gives fresh meaning to the word “Hell.” As far as Stark's concerned, the more dead Hellions, the better, but he still has to prove that no one screws with Sandman Slim. And facing creatures so terrible even Hell does not want them is no cakewalk, even for Lucifer. But Sandman Slim’s the kind of guy who will drive through highways of fire and scale burning walls of napalm to prove his worth. But this hellrazer soon finds out that there are many devils who want their due….

DEVIL IN THE DOLLHOUSE (Harper Voyager, $0.99 e-book; e-ISBN 9780062230652) is the first Sandman Slim original short story by acclaimed author Richard Kadrey. Legendary author Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) is an ardent supporter of Kadrey’s work, saying, “This bad-ass supernatural horror stuff is clearly the material he was born to write.” DEVIL IN THE DOLLHOUSE showcases Kadrey’s incendiary prose, which has reaped literary acclaim. The Austin Chronicle calls Kadrey’s writing “raw and gutter-tough, Raymond Chandler meets Lux Interior at the Whisky a Go Go at the end of days.”

DEVIL IN THE DOLLHOUSE features an advance excerpt of DEVIL SAID BANG, a new, full-length novel by Richard Kadrey (on-sale August 28, 2012 from Harper Voyager; ISBN 9780062094575 / $24.99; e-ISBN 9780062094582 / $11.99). The book continues the hair-singeing escapades of Stark as he literally raises – and razes – Hell.

About the author: Richard Kadrey lives in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, including the new digital short story “Devil in the Dollhouse,” plus eight full-length novels, including Devil Said Bang, Aloha from Hell, Kill the Dead, Sandman Slim, Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, Carbon Copy, was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. He has been immortalized as an action figure. Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics mini-series ACCELERATE, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future. He has written and spoken about art, culture and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW and Wired For Sex on the G4 cable network. He currently reviews DVDs for io9.com. He is also a fetish photographer and digital artist. His work can be seen at KaosBeautyKlinik.com (Warning: Adult Content; 18+ only!).

More information available online at http://www.richardkadrey.com.

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