Dinner at Deviant's Palace by Tim Powers

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Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award: In a nuclear-ravaged California, a humble musician sets out on a dangerous quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of a soul-devouring religious cult
In the twenty-second century, the City of Angels is a tragic shell of its former self, having long ago been ruined and reshaped by nuclear disaster. Before he was in a band in Ellay, Gregorio Rivas was a redeemer, rescuing lost souls trapped in the Jaybirds cult of the powerful maniac Norton Jaybush. Rivas had hoped those days were behind him, but a desperate entreaty from a powerful official is pulling him back into the game. The rewards will be plentiful if he can wrest Urania, the official’s daughter and Gregorio’s first love, from Jaybush’s sinister clutches. To do so, the redeemer reborn must face blood-sucking hemogoblins and other monstrosities on his way to discovering the ultimate secrets of this neo-Californian civilization. One of the most ingeniously imaginative writers of our time, Tim Powers dazzles in an early work that displays his unique creative genius. Alive with wit, intelligence, and wild invention, Dinner at Deviant’s Palace is a mad adventure across a dystopian future as only Tim Powers could have imagined it.  This ebook features an original introduction by the author.

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Tim Powers is the author of numerous critically acclaimed novels, including "Declare, Last Call, Expiration Date, Earthquake Weather, " and "The Anubis Gates". He is a past winner of the World Fantasy Award and lives in San Bernardino, California.
Published July 30, 2013 by Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy. 256 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The film Mad Max (1980) seems to have inspired many of the images in this rundown world, such as "an old but painstakingly polished Chevrolet body mounted on a flat wooden wagon drawn by two horses."

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We humans may not be able to put up a fight against the Great Old One, but maybe some fictional characters could give old squid-face a run for its money.

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