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The Vaccinator [Kindle Edition]

Michael Marshall Smith
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After a chequered and violent career, Eddie Kruger now lives in the Florida Keys.
It’s a nice, quiet, peaceful life. Apart from the kidnappings. And the aliens.

Michael Marshall Smith is the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, the August Delerth Award, the International Horror Guild Award, six British Fantasy Awards and the Prix Bob Morane, nominated for five World Fantasy Awards and CWA Silver Dagger — and the only author ever to win the BFS Award for Best Short Story four times.

Now, for the first time, his internationally-revered short fiction is finally becoming available in ebook format...

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Book Description

For the first time in the UK , two acclaimed auhtors, two sensational novellas, printed back to back for less than the price of a typical novel.

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Great reviews for these two novellas

'Moving like a wraith in an ever narrowing gyre around the very solid Andy Warhol is Ion Popescu, a vampire transplant from Romania, reborn here as Johnny Pop. Revelations leap at you from every page. You nod in recognition, you smile in wonder (in envy if you're a writer) at the marvels of interconnectedness and correspondence between Johnny Pop's '70s and the decade the rest of us survived.' F. PAUL WILSON

THE VACCINATOR by Michael Marshall Smith

'The crucial thing about Michael Marshall Smith is that he is enormously readable. Once you have started one of his books, you won't want to stop. He has the talent to become an inspiration to a generation of writers' The Independent

Not quite a parody of Men in Black, but a gently sarcastic reminder of how thta film could have been if it hadn't gone for the blurry option. By the end of the story, otherness both disguises and signalises identity. As usual, we're the aliens. As usual in Michael Marshall Smith's fiction, it's just not convenient for us to acknowledge that. At the present time.' M. JOHN HARRISON

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 157 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Publisher: ememess press (28 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007F2HUDQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #169,614 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Double vision works for me 2 Jan. 2001
By A Customer
You see, reading 'Binary 2' is like making love to a beautiful woman. You've got to take your time, savour the atmosphere, go with the flow - and when you're finished, you can turn it over and start again...
But enough of the Swiss Tony impression. Being far more familiar with Michael Marshall Smith's work than with Kim Newman's, I picked up 'Binary 2' on the basis that it offered me a fresh fix of MMS while I'm waiting for 'Straw Men' to be published. 'The Vaccinator' reads like a cross between 'Men in Black' and 'Hawaii 5-0', and as one might expect from an MMS story, it's eventful, eminently readable and cooler than Frosty the Snowman in dark glasses.
'Andy Warhol's Dracula' is a slightly different kettle of fish, being darker in tone but matching the knowing humour of 'Vaccinator'. I've only read a few of Newman's short stories, but it's clear that his favourite pastime is remodelling the twentieth century around a fictional conceit, then mixing in a variety of real and fictional characters to suit the situation. 'Warhol' presents a late twentieth century in which vampirism is not only genuine, but romanticised and even fetishised in Europe. It follows Dracula's hippest son on an odyssey to the New World and through Andy Warhol's pop art world, intercut with mock academic critique to add a depth of background flavour not often found in a novella. 'Warhol' demands more of its reader than 'Vaccinator', requiring at least a passing familiarity with the 1970s world on which Newman hangs his sleight-of-reality references, but is just as entertaining as Michael Marshall Smith's more easy-going piece.
All in all, good light reading. Not so much a literary snack as a midnight feast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smith does it again 17 Aug. 2003
By A. Howe
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Get it for Michael Marshall Smith, because if you're in any way a fan you'll want to read all of his work, no matter how short. Don't bother flipping it over and reading the other story, which should never have been combined with MMS anyway ;-)

As always, Michael's work is cutting satire, mystery and plain weirdness. Love it, can't get enough.
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By Tim
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I felt compelled to write a review after reading a 2 star review by someone else who obviously doesn't get MMSmith and doesn't seem to understand what a short story is! I really enjoyed this book. If you liked One Of Us, it's kinda similar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars marvellous 19 Jan. 2014
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Smith in top form. Love the humour with a dash of scifi and the usual action thrown in for good measure.
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3.0 out of 5 stars very readable MMSmith short. : ) 27 Dec. 2014
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If you're a fan, then you'll enjoy the wit and wisdom and eloquence of this astounding writer, but it's probably not my favourite. A nice little pass of time. Thank you Mike!
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