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Richard Kadrey

USA flag (b.1957)

Richard Kadrey has published five novels, including Sandman Slim, Butcher Bird and Metrophage, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, and his short story “Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye” was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Sandman Slim
   1. Sandman Slim (2009)
   2. Kill the Dead (2010)
   3. Aloha from Hell (2011)
   3.5. Devil in the Dollhouse (2012)
   4. Devil Said Bang (2012)
   5. Kill City Blues (2013)
   6. The Getaway God (2014)
   7. Killing Pretty (2015)
   8. The Perdition Score (2016)
   9. The Kill Society (2017)
   10. Hollywood Dead (2018)
   11. Ballistic Kiss (2020)
   12. King Bullet (2021)
   Metrophage (1988)
   Kamikaze L'Amour (1995)
   Butcher Bird (2007)
   Dead Set (2013)
   The Grand Dark (2019)
   The Pale House Devil (2023)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Suspect Zero (2013)
   Across the Dark Water (2021)
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Richard Kadrey recommends
Chlorine (2023)
Jade Song
"Ren Yu is a fierce young woman who's dreamed of mermaids ever since she can remember - dreams so vivid that the first touch of water in a swimming pool alters her life forever, sending her down a path that's both beautiful and frightening. Chlorine isn't just a coming of age story. It's the tale of transformation from human to something wilder and more transcendent. It's about love and longing and the willingness to do anything to become who you truly are."
The Spite House (2023)
Johnny Compton
"In The Spite House, Johnny Compton introduces us to a family with secrets and a house as mean and hungry as any in horror. The book is a work of great imagination and humanity, showing both love and terror in a world as real as the dust in the attic of a terrible old house."
Number One Fan (2022)
Meg Elison
"Number One Fan is a tense ride from the start as we're introduced to one of the most deeply unsettling villains I've encountered in a long time. It's about fighting for who and what you are when it would be easier to simply give up and be someone else's idea of you. It's about pain and resilience and redemption. In short, it's terrific."

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Anthologies containing stories by Richard Kadrey
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022)
(Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, book 3)
edited by
Paula Guran

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