One-Eyed Jack by Elizabeth Bear
A Promethean Age Novel
The One-Eyed Jack and the Suicide King: personifications of the city of Las Vegas—its history, mystery, mystical power, and heart...
When the Suicide King vanishes—possibly killed—in the middle of a magic-rights turf war started by the avatars of Los Angeles, a notorious fictional assassin, and the mutilated ghost of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel—his partner, the One-Eyed Jack, must seek the aid of a bizarre band of legendary and undead allies: the ghosts of Doc Holliday and John Henry the steel-driving man; the echoes of several imaginary super spies, decades displaced in time; and a vampire named Tribute, who bears a strikingresemblance to a certain long-lost icon of popular music.
All stories are true, but some stories are truer than others.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. With the exception of seven years in Faerie, or perhaps Las Vegas (they are not so different, really) she has been a New Englander all my life—Connecticut, Vermont, and now Massachusetts. The author of a number of novels and short stories in the science fiction and fantasy genre, she has received a good deal of recognition for her work including two Hugo Awards, the John W. Cambell Award for Best New Writer (2005), a Sturgeon Award, a Locus Award, an Asimov’s Reader’s Choice award, a Spectrum Award, and an honorable mention for the Philip K. Dick Award. I have also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the British Science Fiction Award, the Lambda Award, the Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award, and several others. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Polish, and Portuguese, among other languages. Her partner is a fantasy novelist who lives in Wisconsin. Find out more at www.elizabethbear.com
Buy from one of these retailers