Sherem is brilliant.
She's Ethiopian. She's travelled the world. She speaks a dozen ancient
and modern languages, including Fan-Girl. And she can use--or
improvise--a hundred weapons from around the globe or of her own
Quite the list of accomplishments for a 25 year old.
Or is that 2500?
When best friend/roomies Hamza and Yehat, two Gen-X brainiacs
too smart for their own good, meet Sherem during the heat of
summer, they take one look at her and expect sparks to fly.
They just don't expect them to come from the edges of blades.
Minister Faust's first foray into astonishing adventure, pop culture
craziness and Africentric awe, The Coyote Kings, Book One:
Space-Age Bachelor Pad is already a cult classic that had readers,
critics and even Hollywood fluttering with excitement.
WRITERS AND CRITICS HAIL THE COYOTE KINGS
BOOKLIST [starred review]: "Interwoven narratives and fascinating
characters with strong voices…make for a fantastic contemporary
NALO HOPKINSON, author of Midnight Robber: "Off the freakin
hook. Funky… with heart, style, humour, and attitude to spare."
TANANARIVE DUE, author of The Living Blood: "Incredibly
imaginative and bulging with pop culture and political references, this
is a trip unlike anything you've ever read. Endlessly entertaining."
ROBERT J. SAWYER, Hugo and Nebula Award winner: "A stylistic
tour de force. The characters are unforgettable, the slang infectious,
and the whole thing is just incredibly charming."
RICHARD MORGAN, author of Market Forces: "Outstanding, like
nothing I've ever read in the genre . . . in fact Minister Faust has
pretty much invented his own genre. Full of surprises, caring and
heartfelt. I'm kind of envious of what he's done here. Really edgy
unpleasantness . . . up there with the best of them."
ERNEST DICKERSON, director, Juice, Demon Knight, Never Die
Alone, The Wire: "Minister Faust is Samuel Delaney, Harlan Ellison and
Ishmael Reed all rolled into one. His writing is biting, insightful and
COREY REDEKOP, author of Shelf Monkey: "Alive with vitality and
verve, a jumping jive of energy juice that never stops moving. I
loved every moment of it."
CHARLES SAUNDERS, author of Imaro: "A few pages in, I was hooked
- not only by the quality of the prose, but also by its sheer
audacity.... In the Minister's hands, Edmonton becomes as lively and
lethal as New York and Los Angeles put together.... A brilliant first
novel..... Minister Faust... is shaping up to become a one-man New
Wave in the SF genre."
THE NEW YORK TIMES: "A jumpy, hold-nothing-back style…. Faust
anatomizes [the Edmonton setting] with the same loving care Joyce
brought to early-20th-century Dublin…. fresh and stylish
KIRKUS REVIEWS and THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: "Like Kevin
Smith as if he'd grown up in an African immigrant neighbourhood-just
as comic- and pop culture-obsessed but with a dose of righteous
ethnic minority fury."
ASIMOV MAGAZINE: "Defies all expectations.… A very interesting new
voice, bringing perspectives well outside the usual assumptions of
genre SF to his work. Faust is obviously someone to watch."
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE: "As if Faust channelled Mark Twain to write
a Neal Stephenson novel.... Explodes off the page as an intelligent,
fun-filled pop-culture adventure."
THE OTTAWA CITIZEN; NATIONAL POST; CANWEST NEWS
SERVICES: "The most exciting Canadian debut in decades."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "The dense writing, the ponderings on the
nature of reality and a complex plot that all comes together at the
end… will remind some readers of Neal Stephenson [and] represents a
sharp-edged new voice in the genre."
SCI-FI DIMENSIONS: "If Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, William S.
Burroughs and H.P. Lovecraft were to collaborate on a novel, the
result might be The Coyote Kings. Pick up a copy. You'll be glad you
LESTER SPENCE, author of Stare Into Darkness: "A combination of
Nas, Octavia Butler, and Gary Gygax."
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The Philip K. Dick Award (2004)
The Locus Best First Novel Award (2004)
The Compton-Crook Award (2004)
A TOP TEN BOOK OF 2004 FOR:
January Magazine, fiction
Barnes & Noble, SF&F
SF Site, SF&F, Editor's Choice
A LOCUS NOTABLE BOOK
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