Ack-Ack Macaque Out Now!

Now for Boxing Day (or December 26th as you say in the USA), there’s no better read than one containing a Spitfire-pilot monkey, nuclear powered zeppelins and a tale so fresh you’ll wonder if it’s inspiring a new sub-genre even as you read. It’s Gareth L. Powell’s Ack-Ack Macaque!

No lesser scribe than the bestselling author Philip Reeve has been raving abut the book.

A prequel tale to Powell’s Ack-Ack Macaque, "Indestructible," appear in the traditional ‘end of year’ bumper 100-page edition of 2000 AD, Prog 2013.

Here’s the blurb!

Startling, fast-paced SF from one of the most striking new voices. A cigar-chomping monkey, nuclear-powered Zeppelins, electronic souls and a battle to avert armageddon.

In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain's best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed 'Ack-Ack Macaque'. The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he's starting to doubt everything, including his own existence.

A century later, in a world where France and Great Britain merged in the late 1950s and nuclear-powered Zeppelins encircle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who butchered her husband and stole her electronic soul. Meanwhile, in Paris, after taking part in an illegal break-in at a research laboratory, the heir to the British throne goes on the run. 

And all the while, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon.

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