Friday, 8 February 2013

The Collected Señor 105

Facebook aside, I never quite got around to banging on about my Señor 105 novella, Señor 105 y el Pueblo del Gobernador Demente - or The Grail if you really need the English title. It's been available since October and seems to have gone down reasonably well with the eighteen people who proved themselves able to cope with the prospect of 24,000 words about a mystery-solving Mexican wrestler and a narrative which takes the apparently controversial view that perhaps not all modern television is quite so brilliantly brilliant as it could be.

I know. I know. I'm like Sid Vicious or one of those punky singer men with the swearing and saying "bollock" and the two fingers at the Queen and that...

Anyway, Señor 105 y el Pueblo del Gobernador Demente costs an entirely reasonable two quid for your Kindle eReader contraption and can be downloaded from Manleigh Books, and Richard Wright on Goodreads had this to say about it:

Once again, a series that I'm not wholly unbiased about. Just so you know, before you absorb my opinion as absolute fact (though, of course, they are the same thing to all intents and purposes). With Cody Quijano-Schell having laid the groundwork for this new pulp series in Señor 105: The Gulf, Burton is freed up to play. And play he does - this is a four-colour misadventure in which Señor 105 investigates the improbable heroics of his former colleague El Jefe, all of which occur in the world's most perpetually invaded village. There's a lot of good humoured poking at the modern incarnations of Doctor Who on display here, right down to the pervasive and sometimes intrusive musical accompaniment everybody has to suffer, but the wit and hijinks run much more broadly than that. Where The Gulf handled the introductions, The Grail invites you to settle down and get cosy, while it capers for your amusement.

If you're feeling particularly adventurous, Manleigh Books have just squirted out their first electronic Señor 105 collection comprising my novella along with Cody Quijano-Schell's Señor 105 y el Cráter Misterioso and Blair Bidmead's Recuerda, which, at a mere five quid, provides your best value for money in Two-Fisted Weird Fiction. Basically, you would have to be clinically insane to miss out on this amazing offer.

Oh, and Faction Paradox get a mention too...

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