Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Daily Kindle Bargain - Codename Prague by D. Harlan Wilson

Codename Prague by D. Harlan Wilson is available on Kindle for just 99 cents.


Since he assassinated the Nowhere Man, Vincent Prague hasn't been the same, haunted by the ontological impossibility of the kill. His celebrity status has skyrocketed, however, and everybody wants a piece of him. The MAP (Ministry of Applied Pressure) promotes him to Anvil-in-Chief, the catbird's seat of special agents. Under the so-stupid-it's-genius alias of "Vincent Codename Prague," he works a case that leads him to the Former Czech Republik's Prague, a dark cirque du city where androids run wild, femme fatales chronically manhandle him, and a mad chef named Doktor Teufelsdröckh has created a Hitler/Keats/Daikaiju hybrid that would make Frankenstein's monster sing like a Von Trapp ... In an overtechnologized world of constant reckoning, all Vincent has are his wits, his weapons, and a briefcase full of replaceable extremities to crack a mysterious code that, he soon discovers, resides within himself.

From the Reviewers:

"In this second installment of his scikungfi trilogy (after "Dr. Identity"), Wilson ups his creative ante with new bursts of stream of cyber consciousness prose to rival Gilbert Sorrentino ("Mulligan Stew") and William Burroughs ("Naked Lunch"). With the cinematic feel of "Pulp Fiction" and a sound slap at modern culture, this should attract a select audience that appreciates metafiction and pulp action."

—Library Journal

"By the time Codename Prague dukes it out with the monster at the Bruce Lee Funpark, staffed with Bruce Lee androids ranging from Teletubby BLs to those “with Doc Oc tentacles,” complete with a “West Side Story finger-snapping sequence in silhouette,” readers will conclude that their bewilderment means (if anything in fact means anything) that they need to read this book again.

About the Author: 

D. Harlan Wilson is a novelist, short story writer, literary critic, and English professor. In addition to Codename Prague, his most recent books include a short novel, Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance, and a work of literary criticism and theory, Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction. Visit Wilson online at and

Follow John Sundman on Twitter: @dharlanwilson.

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