- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (6 Dec. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765323907
- ISBN-13: 978-0765323903
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.9 x 21 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 739,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Money Shot (Heavy Metal Pulp - Netherworld) Paperback – 6 Dec 2010
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About the Author
Christopher Rowley is a prolific science fiction and fantasy writer, author of "Bazil Broketail" and "Starhammer." Rowley lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Interior artist Justin Norman's design for graphic novels includes the critically acclaimed Elephantman comic series. Norman lives in Seattle, Washington. Cover artist Gregory Manchess has produced covers for "Time, National Geographic, "and "Atlantic Monthly, "as well as spreads for "Playboy, Omni, Newsweek, "and "Smithsonian."
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After a page or two of an intriguing metaphysical opening, the heart-gripping action starts and doesn't stop. This is so real, so clearly seen, heard, felt and smelled that you can't get out of it anymore than Rook Venner can. You're trapped till it's over. There's no time to catch your breath. Every minute of the battle is accounted for; you might as well be in it. And things are never all right. It's one nightmare after another. The weaponry is staggering - among them, robot armies of Thunderclaws that look like seven-foot-tall praying mantises, and ten-ton steel monsters with feet the size of cars. Miss Julia the Dominatrix, might be the most frightening weapon of all, if you're a man. Plesur is a pleasure to watch, assailing the enemy on the strength of a military "ex-plant".
Through it all, the human element is always there - peoples' passions, regrets, loves and hates.
And the underlying story, not revealed until the very end, is so all-encompassing, frightening, horrifying and relevant that it will keep you forever on the look-out for signs of it in our own version of netherworld. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
Only this time it is all/out battle with troops, bombs, robots, missiles and more. Great science fiction battle scenes featuring a small group of desperate battle-hardened warriors and "mods" against a while army battalion of soldiers and robots.
The main characters of this series include a policeman-Rook Venner, a dominatrix- Julia, and a pleasure mod who is so fresh out of the box that she is merely called Pleasur. A mod is a kind of genetically engineered, factory grown person but in this case, the mod has crazy battle skills and has secrets embedded in her mind that can save what's left of the free world.
This is a quick-reading, action-packed, futuristic story pitting a tiny band of freedom fighters against a despotic government. It's definitely a good read.
Some minor irritants are there. These books have a number of tiny drawings in them but I fail to see how they add to the story. The Drawings are not particularly good and if you are looking for Pamela Anderson you will not see her. The pleasure model does in fact not look like her at all. Also you would expect that a book filled with the existence of moving sex toys would contain a lot of sex? No, almost nothing and when there are a few lines it is nothing like you would expect from Heavy Metal. You could in fact replace the pleasure models with refugees from a war thorn country and the story would be the same.
But, it is not bad, just not what at least I expected.