Interview with and reading by Richard Kadrey for Devil Said Bang

Rick Kleffel says:
Richard Kadrey read from Devil Said Bang at SF in SF and afterwards I spoke with him about the novel. He told me that he originally wanted to write some hard-edged noir like Jim Thompson or Richard Stark with a supernatural aspect. Since he'd sold one book to the publisher, he figured he could sell more, and as the series spun out, his original close vision expanded. "I didn't start out with the intention of re-writing the history, like I said, of reality," he told me.

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Previously: Devil Said Bang - Sandman Slim finds it's lonely at the top


  1. I’m a big Kadrey fan, and very pleased that he’s doing so well with Sandman Slim. Still, I can’t help feeling that the universe of “Butcher Bird” – a book that he has described as a kind of ‘trial run’ for Sandman – was somehow richer, more vivid and more satisfying than the Sandman Slim universe. I almost wish he’d spun that off into a 4-book series, instead of leaving it as a standalone and focusing all his energy on Sandman Slim.

  2. I really hope the publisher fixes the e-book version soon. Downloaders of the book (myself included) from Amazon have been up in arms over the entire middle third of the book missing from all ebooks. Got halfway through before I realized, now I’m high and dry. Like licking the scoop off of your ice cream cone right into the sand.

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