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The Tobacco-Stained Sky

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Noir meets its grim future in a post-apocalyptic Melbourne infested with all manner of hard-boiled dames, grifters and gumshoes. Concocted by a motley crew of writers and comic book artists, The Tobacco-Stained Sky is a sordid, unforgettable journey into the perfect storm.
Paperback, 227 pages
Published August 30th 2013 by Another Sky Press
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Josh
Oct 16, 2013 Josh rated it it was amazing
Within the stories of THE TOBACCO-STAINED SKY therein lies Deviants, Seekers, The Dome, milk, Floyd Maquina, and other such familiars depicted against an inner city backdrop that really encompasses all the nooks and crannies of a city that's become it's own world.

The narrative is kept fresh by diversifying the stories and adding a splash of comic book inspired storytelling. Everything about this collection oozes the familiar while bringing something new and exciting to what already is considere
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Gordon
Oct 15, 2013 Gordon rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
What I find most fascinating about this anthology is the amount of crossover in equal measure with originality. Each story inhabits the same fictional universe established in Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, but that source novel obviously still left enough to the imagination to allow for all the variations you’ll find here. There are always Deviants pursued by Seekers (and we ride along with characters on both sides of the law), and always the haves and have-nots who either inhabit the Dome or en ...more
Christopher tm
Sep 30, 2013 Christopher tm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sharp anthology of tales - in both prose and "Sequential Art" (comic) format - all connected to or expanding upon the world created by Andrez Bergen in Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat. A high percentage of the stories are hit right out of the park ...or whatever the equivalent Cricket metaphor would be... which would make this one on the more successful multi-author collections I've read in quite a while.
Guy Salvidge
Jul 13, 2013 Guy Salvidge rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I had the pleasure not only of writing a story for this anthology but of editing the prose fiction too. If you enjoy noirish tales set in a gritty near future, then you'll love The Tobacco-Stained Sky.
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Jul 22, 2013 Nina Phunsta rated it it was amazing
Finished this morning, a sizzling adventure into futuristic noir.
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