I’d been contacted by Tor to see if I was interested in checking something new and innovative coming out, known as an “illustrated novel.” I’m always interested in see what the publishing world tries to do in changing the dynamic of book publishing. The book in question of Pleasure Model by Christopher Rowley.
This is the first book in a trilogy and represents a partnership between Heavy Metal magazine and Tor books. “Heavy Metal Pulp will partner the top illustrators and designers from the iconic fantasy magazine with today’s most talented science fiction authors, blending the sensuous artistic style and graphic imagery of Heavy Metal with classic noir storytelling.” After seeing the cover, I don’t want to make any assumptions (even though my mind unavoidably already has).
Also received a couple books coming out at the end of March from Night Shade Books: The Best Horror of the Year Volume Two edited by Ellen Datlow, and The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four edited by Jonathan Strahan.