A Post-Apocalyptic Comedy Features Ninjas Fighting Mimes

Nick Harkaway's first novel, The Gone Away World, proves that you can only talk about the really important things in the world by resorting to science fiction. At the heart of this silly, horrifying romp is a brilliant science fictional conceit for talking about the senselessness of war: a super-weapon that isn't just… » 12/01/08 3:23pm 12/01/08 3:23pm

Should Ninjas Mingle with Mermaids on the Battlefield?

If you like gooey, surreal prose about a future world destroyed by a semi-satirical war, then you'll be leaping out of your knickers with glee at the U.S. release this month of Nick Harkaway's The Gone-Away World » 9/16/08 8:00am 9/16/08 8:00am. The novel is a weird swashbuckler about truckers in a post-apocalyptic world putting out a fire and…