bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: the extra /
Subscribe via RSS 
The extra
Shea, Michael
Adult Fiction SHEA

Comments  Summary  Excerpt  Reviews  Author Notes

From Publishers' Weekly:

World Fantasy Award-winner Shea takes his 1987 short story of the same name and turns it into a trilogy of which this is the first cataclysmic volume. Imagine the Roman Coliseum expanded to encompass the whole of Rome with the Christians replaced by thousands of "extras," who volunteer in search of enough wealth to escape their poverty, and with gladiators replaced by animatronic "aliens." All the action in this artificial set designed by the head of Panoply Studios, Val Margolian, is filmed continuously and turned into mega-grossing "vid" entertainment for the masses. Attempting to survive the chaos and reap bonuses dropped by payboat pilots for alien "kills" are L.A. book lovers Japh, Curtis, and Jool. They're aided by a group of pilots, who are secretly sabotaging Margolian's spiderlike machines. SF fans and thriller readers alike will go for the furious action on the ground and in the air, with carnage galore, hairbreadth escapes, and heroic sacrifices. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog

more titles about

recent comments
hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS