Posted earlier on MTV Geek, Warren Ellis’ “Gun Machine,” his new novel from Mulholland Books, now has a trailer to entice you into picking up your very own copy. If anything about this seems familiar to, it should: the voice in the trailer? Wil Wheaton. The illustrations? Ben Templesmith. The madness of it all? From the depths of Ellis’ mind, and all with direction by Jim Batt.
I’ve yet to really dig deep into my copy of the book, but I did get a copy yesterday. It’s already climbing up the charts on Amazon, having almost immediately sold out and with stock being diminished to a mere four copies before quickly being replenished. Really, it’s Ellis, so you can just about guarantee it’ll be incredibly entertaining and deranged. You can pick it up at your local shop, Amazon and digitally, if that’s your paritcular bag.
Here’s the book blurb from Mulholland:
After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose.
Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he’s walked into a veritable deal with the devil. An unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan’s most prominent captains of industry. A hunter who performs his deadly acts as a sacrifice to the old gods of Manhattan, who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City’s history.Continued below
Warren Ellis’s body of work has been championed by Wired for its “merciless action” and “incorruptible bravery,” and steadily amassed legions of diehard fans. His newest novel builds on his accomplishments like never before, announcing Ellis as one of today’s most daring thriller writers. This is twenty-first century suspense writ large. This is GUN MACHINE.