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Deathmaster: Adventures in the Uncharted 39th Dimension

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Kent Hill's exciting follow-up to his breakout novella Alien Smut Peddlers from the Future is a glorious valentine to the straight-to-video awesomeness of the 80's. Bob Dragon is a reluctant hero who finds himself whisked away to do battle with a evil Overlord in a realm with beautiful women, cyclopean wizards, talking mutants, swamp zombies, mystical warriors and a sorcer ...more
Kindle Edition, 98 pages
Published January 30th 2014 by Riot Forge (first published January 1st 2013)
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Dan Schwent
Feb 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, lendable
A loser named Bobby Dragon is plucked from his old life and into the middle of a dimension-spanning war. Can he fill his father's shoes and become The Deathmaster in time to save the girl and the cosmos?

If I have one weakness, and that's a big 'if,' it's for shitty science fiction and fantasy movies. Deathmaster throws all the schlock favorites from the science fiction and fantasy section of the video store into a blender, dispensing forth cheesy gold.

Bobby Dragon is a coward and a smart ass a
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Rich Jr.
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kent Hill’s latest contribution to bizarro fiction, namely “Deathmaster: Adventures in the 39th Uncharted Dimension,” targets two of my least favorite genres, specifically quest fantasy and space-based sci-fi. But that’s okay with me.
Because, like I mentioned, Mr. Hill actually targets these genres. He targets them through parody and satire, much like Mel Brooks and Seth MacFarlane tried to do with Star Wars via “Space Balls” and “Blue Harvest,” unrespectively. But where Brooks and MacFarlane fe
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Jamie Grefe
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bizarro-fiction
Any book dedicated to Jim Wynorski is automatically going to put a smile on my face and demand that I read it. I still have my VHS copy of "Hard to Die," still remember the feeling of renting "Deathstalker 2" all those years ago and how it stuck with me, so when I heard that Kent Hill was working on a valentine to some wicked 1980s sword-sorcery/sci-fi flicks, I knew I had to read it.

There's a stylized play that comes through Hill's writing, the feeling that you're in the company of someone who
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Yemic
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I tried to like it but, na. There was a time I would have finished this type of book in days. I could not follow it, I guess I kept putting it down for weeks.
Rodger Nelson
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: space-opera
A strange book but quite entertaining. Dude can't get laid. Those purple dudes keep butting in.
Kevin Candela
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of 80s sf/fantasy, Bizarro fans
Author Kent Hill’s first release for Riot Forge, DeathMaster, is a heartfelt homage to his deep roots in 80s fantasy. His hero, adaptive paradigm-hopper Ben Dragon, benefits from mysterious help from little purple aliens who – for reasons not fully disclosed – seem to feel he needs to be jostled around from one wildly imaginative setting to the next in order to resolve titanic conflicts for which he seems remarkably ill-suited. Along the way he manages to not get laid just about as efficiently a ...more
John Bruni
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For anyone who caught Kent Hill's first book, ALIEN SMUT PEDDLERS FROM THE FUTURE, one would expect a certain degree of lunacy from his second book. All one has to do is look at the dedication page--to Jim Wynorski, the guy responsible for CHOPPING MALL, THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING, SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE 2 and GHOULIES 4--to realize the ride they're in for. This one is reminiscent of the old John Carter books, but it's definitely skewed beyond belief. Take a womanizing, foul-mouthed physical tra ...more
John Gibbons
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story from Kent Hill. He has a unique way of writing that sounds literary at times, but doesn't come off as pretentious. There's humor, adventure, and sex, well attempts at sex. This story was indeed like watching a B-Movie from the 80's and Hill captured that feeling well. Having read a few of his other stories, I've come to see Mr. Hill as that crazy Australian who someday might save the Universe. If he failed at least his attempts would be hilarious. There, another spoil ...more
Richard Cabe
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book...is pretty good ...but in a very non-traditional way. It's the equivalent of a self aware b movie inspired by 80's fantasy and sci fi but in book form. I happen to love those types of films however I'm not used to reading them. I was almost taken aback by that. Be warned however some casual readers who may not know what they're getting into and who don't catch the references, well, it might not be they're cup of tea. But if can turn your critical brain off reading this the way some ca ...more
Melissa Levine
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I ended up listening to this story because it was performed/narrated by one of my favorite narrators, the great, Scott Bennett.

I'm not even sure where to start. This story was completely different from anything I've ever read or listened to. It's a weird, random filled, funny, what-the-hell-am-I-listening-to, laugh-out-loud, kind of story. It was good! Since I'm a fan of toilet humor, this was such a fun listen to while I was out driving.

Having listened to several audiobooks by Mr. Bennett, the
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Victoria Haugen
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a child of the 80's, I loved this story, filled with 80's references from a zillion things/movies from the 80's you'll surely remember. It brings me right back there! To a time when I was much younger and much more fun and a lot less achy :) What a ride!! You'll scream WTF a lot but it's a crazy and fun ride and I loved it!! It's long a long book but it's packed with great stuff and crazy characters. I LOVE J. Scott Bennett's narration on many books, and this was a great example of his work. ...more
Toula
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Have it in audio
This is a first from the author for me. It’s a story full of fantasy, taking out of this world. The narrator is great . I have listen to Scott Bennett a few times, his voice is deep and clear. He plays the parts perfectly.

This is about the hero that has a wild imagination, wishing that he is right in the middle his fantasy . Bobby the hero is a $ex crazed young man . He is thrown into a dimension where the women are willing and satiny him. Bobby then is thrown into another dime
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I couldn’t listen to this story without pausing it periodically to laugh. It was hilariously entertaining, and a little bit twisted too. I kept picturing it being written by a group of college kids sitting around brainstorming with the help of acid or mushrooms. Yes, it was that out there, both literally and figuratively; after all, it is set in the 39th uncharted dimension.

This is a must get for your next road trip (adults only). I loved it and think anyone with any sense of humor will too. Dea
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J.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Jul 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: own
Serious weak sauce so far. Wanted to give it a shot because I'm always looking for another John Dies.

Okay, less than a 1/4 in and I'm calling it. Every line is groan inducing. I like some out there books occasionally, but this is just so weak.

The narration was really the only thing it had going for it.
Deedra
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a seriously funny send up of all the kitsch from the 1980's.Full of inside jokes,it's a fun ride!J.Scott Bennett was the perfect narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.
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KENT HILL is the “new”, thinking-man’s Jean Claude Van Damme. He has been known to fight in desperate battles against impossible odds against hordes of imaginary foes. He has been known to volunteer for suicide missions, and has been witnessed shooting fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse. He is the author of Alien Smut Peddlers from the Future (StrangeHouse Books), DeathMa ...more