Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond's first novel, KOP, was published in 2007 and is now available in paperback. Its sequel, Ex-KOP, is due to hit shelves in October of 2008. Currently, he is writing KOP Killer, the third book in the KOP series.

Late last month I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
For anybody who has read my writing, you know that my two great loves are crime novels and science fiction, but I do like to dabble in other genres from time to time, and lately I've been dabbling. In no particular order, here are some of the books I've read over the last few months.

Carrie Vaughn - Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Just plain fun. An underappreciated quality in the literary world.

Joe R. Lansdale - Sunset and Sawdust - "This Lansdale fella's got a way with words and such," I say with a Texas drawl. Seriously, if you've never read Lansdale, you need to start.

Mario Acevedo - The Nymphos of Rocky Flats - Vampires. Aliens. Nymphomaniacs. What's not to love?

Matthew Jarpe - Radio Freefall - SF, drugs, and rock and roll! I'm holding my Bic lighter up to the rafters, waiting for an encore.

Daniel Abraham - A Betrayal in Winter - Like all the best fantasy, Abraham drew me in so deep that he left me longing for the fact that his world's not real.

K.W. Jeter - Dr. Adder - This one's hard to find, but wow is it twisted. And I thought I was dark!
David Drake, bestselling author of Hammer’s Slammers and Lacey and His Friends, said of Hammond's debut:
"KOP is about as good as noir crime gets since Dashiell Hammett stopped writing. Yes, I know what I just said."
The Page 99 Test: KOP.

Visit Warren Hammond's website.

--Marshal Zeringue