Lucifer Jones is back--and Subterranean’s got him!
After his Adventures in Africa, his Exploits in Asia, and his Encounters in Europe, everyone’s favorite man of the cloth is back to tell you about the Hazards he encounters in South America. They include the terrifying Island of Annoyed Souls, the discovery of the Lost Continent of Moo (spelled correctly for a change), a battle with safari ants that even Charlton Heston wouldn’t want any part of, and a pair of Bird Girls who live in matching Chartreuse Mansions.
You’ll meet some old friends such as Capturin’ Clyde Calhoun, old heartthrobs such the Scorpion Lady, old rivals such as Major Theodore Dobbins and Rupert Cornwall, an old nemesis (the remarkable Erich von Horst), a pair of naked high priestesses (or goddesses, take your choice), the sinister Dr. Mirbeau, the incredibly wealthy and incredibly undesirable Baroness Schimmelmetz, and a score of others–-including Bubbles, an anaconda with an attitude.
And making his way through these hazards is the irrepressible Right Reverend Honorable Doctor Lucifer Jones. So come along–you don’t want to miss the fun!
Limited: 1250 signed hardcover copies
From Publishers Weekly:
"The likable scoundrel's mix of lust, chicanery and naïveté moves the action along nicely, and though Resnick pokes fun at pulp adventure tales and the arrogance of early 20th-century imperialism, he never lets mockery interfere with good storytelling…Jones's engaging narrative voice will endear it to fans of lighthearted adventure stories."
From Library Journal:
“A winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, Resnick is not only a talented and passionate sf novelist but also a raconteur in the grand style of picaresque tales featuring one-of-a-kind quasiheroes whose roguish qualities often mask a softer side. Fans of the series or the author will enjoy this cavalcade of adventure straight from the annals of pulp fiction and the mind of a true literary genius.”
From The San Francisco Book Review:
“The stories are funny and fast-paced, exploiting their generally absurd premises and then zipping along before they wear out their welcome. Jones, who narrates in first person, is an enjoyable protagonist, often absurdly ignorant but possessed of enough low cunning to survive the situations his folly gets himself into. Hazards is a fine book for anyone with an affection for the material being parodied, or who enjoys humorous adventure stories.”
- Bob Eggleton
- Mike Resnick
- 276 pages
- United States
- Subterranean Press
- Out of Print