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It's Only With the Heart That You Can See Rightly

Anton Strout
24 January
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The Simon Canderous urban fantasy series Get thee to a bookery!

The anthologies

Here's what people are saying about the Simon Canderous urban fantasy series

“Simon Canderous is a reformed thief and a psychometrist. By turns despondent over his luck with the ladies (not always living) and his struggle with the hierarchy of his mysterious department (not always truthful), Simon’s life veers from crisis to crisis. Following Simon’s adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it’s well worth the wear and tear.”
-Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series that HBO'sTrue Blood is based on

"Simon Canderous is the kind of guy who can do magical things with his hands…literally. With only his wry sarcasm, self-deprecating humor and preternatural 'talent' for Psychometry to keep him out of trouble, Simon navigates the supernatural underbelly of New York City with a style and panache worthy of a thousand sequels."
-Amber Benson, author of Death's Daughter and co-author of the Ghosts of Albion series

"Urban fantasy with a wink and a nod. Anton Strout has written a good- hearted send-up of the urban fantasy genre. Dead To Me is a genuinely fun book with a fresh and firmly tongue-in-cheek take on the idea of paranormal police. The laughs are frequent as are the wry smiles. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next."
- Kelly McCullough, author of Cybermancy, Webmage, Codespell and MythOS

Dead to Me is a wickedly weird debut from a writer who makes being dead sexier than it's ever been before. And who doesn't love a debonair divination-having, ghost-seducing, cultist-abusing detective in New York? Imagine Law and Order, but with hot ghostly chicks, rampaging bookcases, and a laugh track.”
-Carolyn Turgeon, author of Godmother and Rain Village

"Part Ghostbusters, part Men-in-Black, Strout’s debut is both dark and funny, with quirky characters, an eminently likable protagonist, and the comfortable, familiar voice of a close friend. His mix of (mostly) secret bureaucratic bickering and offbeat action shows New York like we’ve never seen it before. Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going to want to keep this one!"
-Rachel Vincent, author of Stray and Rogue

The spiffy looking unofficial fansite, Undead Approved, is here:

The Deader Still Sessions (Interviews)
The kind and twisted folks at SFRevu got to me http://sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=8737T
The Scifi Chick gets a hold of me, restraints used: http://scifichick.com/2009/02/19/anton-strout-interview/

The Dead To Me Sessions (Interviews)
My overlord at Penguin (meaning my Ace editor) puts the screws to me


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