Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thanks, Brian!

I'm a few dates late to the party on this one, but I would like to express my appreciation for this snazzy review of Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse.

Much obliged!

And just to be fair and balanced, here's a young lady that thinks Go-Go "sort of sucks."

She thinks I wrote the book on whiskey sours. Gong. Any other guesses?


Anonymous said...

That was a pretty funny review and even funnier that you replied. In other good news, I spotted a copy of Go-Go at my local Borders, right outside of Atlantic City, NJ. It was in the science fiction section which is what it's being marketed as (at least that's what it says on the book.) I wanted to place it in the crime fiction aisle where i think it would fair better. Even the horror section. Anywhere but the SF/F section and I read SF/F, but I think it's a bad place to discover the book if you're not familiar with it. Swierzy doesn't get shelved in the SF section even though alot of his novels have SFnal elements. I'm'a gonna have a talk with your publishers.

yrs in health,
Class of Nuke 'em High

Victor Gischler said...

Nuke 'em,

When you talk to my publishers, make sure you shake your finger at them. Publishers love that. Glad to hear the book is represented in New Jersey ... whatever shelf it's on.


Jeff Shelby said...

To be fair - you do giggle into your hand a lot.

Victor Gischler said...


Only when I'm up to my eyeballs in whiskey sours.


Neil said...

You wrote it on coffee and wine. You write everything on coffee and wine. Sometimes, mixed together.

John D. said...

Cormac McCarthy wrote The Road on Mad Dog 20/20 and Ovaltine. True story.

Jennifer said...

Ok, I've now edited my mental image of you--delete the whiskey sour, add in you w/ mussed hair at 3 a.m. in front of your computer frantically scrolling through pages and pages of google search to find a mention of go go girls of the apocalypse.
And when you finally do, you are appalled that the book's informal review is nestled between mentions of dogs and handbags.

Seriously, though, how on earth did you find my blog?

And, needless to say, your comment is one of the more surreal moments of my life and blog.

Victor Gischler said...


Believe it or not, my publisher doesn't pay me enough to hire a crack team of market researchers to remain at my beck-n-call. So I actually do google myself time to time to see how the book is doing. And since a good number of people seem to really dig the book, I don't mind the occasional person who doesn't quite get it.

But whiskey sours? Blech.


Kieran said...

Hey! I thought I was part of that crack team of marketers and market researchers? God damn Gischler Corp. downsizing. (Grumble, grumble.)

Victor Gischler said...


You the only one who's agreed to be paid in Pabst Blue Ribbon and pretzels.


Kieran said...

burrrp. and who says this book is fiction?

Gerard Saylor said...

I used to drink whiskey sours a lot when I was in college.