Before there was Sandman Slim, there was Richard Kadrey's classic, groundbreaking cyberpunk debut novel Metrophage, a Terry Carr Ace Special (the same line that gave us Neuromancer) — now it's back in print.
Kadrey and I did a little email interview to introduce the new edition, which is beautiful. And as Kadrey notes, the original has "been AWOL for 300,000,000 years." He signed the entire first run. What a Christmas gift for the cyberpunk in your life!