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Bob Fingerman

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Recent releases are From the Ashes, a satirical "speculative memoir" set in post-apocalyptic New York (IDW, March 2010) of which The Onion wrote, “As a blitz of astringent satire, an unabashed love letter to his wife, and a love-hate manifesto aimed at the whole human race, From The Ashes is a gem; as an addition to the often-staid canon of post-apocalyptic pop culture, it’s a revelation… A

In August 2010 my second novel, Pariah (Tor Books), a Pinteresque zombie tale, was released. It rec'd a starred review from Publishers Weekly and an A- from Entertainment Weekly and was Fangoria's Book of the Month selection. The mass market pocket edition came out in 2011.

My most recent release is the deluxe oversized hardcover collection Maximum Minim
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Average rating: 3.73 · 5,135 ratings · 494 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Pariah

3.54 avg rating — 984 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Bottomfeeder

3.65 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2006
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Maximum Minimum Wage

4.03 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Beg the Question

3.59 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Minimum Wage, Book One: Foc...

3.12 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Recess Pieces

3.27 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2006
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Minimum Wage: Book One

3.68 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1997
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Minimum Wage: Book Two

3.72 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1998
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White Like She

3.57 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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