James Nicoll Reviews

Home > Reviews > By Contributor

Reviews by Contributor: Kadrey, Richard (1)

Friends of Mr. Cairo


By Richard Kadrey  

8 Nov, 2022

Terry Carr's Third Ace Science Fiction Specials


Richard Kadrey’s 1988 Metrophage is a stand-alone cyberpunk dystopia. Metrophage was the ninth book in Terry Carr’s Third Ace Science Fiction Specials. Like the other Third Ace Science Fiction Specials novels1, Metrophage was Kadrey’s novel-length debut.

Jonny Qabbala sets out on a simple errand: locate fellow reprobate Easy Money at HoloWhores, Easy Money’s place of work, and shoot him in the head. This will be retribution for Easy Money’s murder of Jonny’s quasi-friend and drug source, Raquin.

Johnny will never realize most of his goals, including this one.

Read more ➤