Katja, like everyone else stuck on the work island they call home, wants to get to the mainland by any means necessary. Shooting her boyfriend and stealing a chemical vial is one way to ensure her safe passage; the only problem is, she’s not the only one who wants it, and the freedom it will bring. There’s Nikolai the joystick junkie; Aleksakhina, Katja’s parole officer; Vladimir Kohl, the small-time chemical dealer, and his boss Szerynski; the rival chemical lord Dracyev, and his lover, Ylena. And there’s the Man In Red, ready and waiting for whoever is (un)lucky enough to end up with the vial.
Katja from the Punk Band is Jackie Brown meets the Sex Pistols, a fast-paced industrial crime-thriller that weaves multiple storylines and timeframes, from the author of Pretty Little Things to Fill Up The Void, Nothing Is Inflammable, and I-O.
“Sequel to 2012’s Katja from the Punk Band, [Get Katja] sees the eponymous character emerge from hiding to front her punk band once more, an ill-considered decision that attracts the close attention of the startlingly diverse assortment of people with a grudge against Katja. . . . Logan handles his large cast with skill, flicking from person to person, from plot to plot and back and forth through time to create a fast paced madcap caper story. . . . Energetic and amusing, this is a worthy sequel to the original.” —Publishers Weekly
“Logan is a stylish transgressor for the next evolutionary moment. He reminds me of Harlan Ellison at his most daring and dangerous raw, fearless, unpredictable, disturbing, and much needed. . . .” —Jack O’Connell, author of Word Made Flesh and The Resurrectionist
“Like a combination of David Bunch and J. G. Ballard, Logan tells tales of a wounded humanity that has lived so long with its mechanical adjuncts that ‘nature’ is a meaningless term. . . .” —Paul Di Filippo, author of Wikiworld, and The Steampunk Trilogy
“A visionary in the genre’s midst. . . .” —Asimov’s
“What is impressive about Logan is his distinctive milieu, his command of tone and atmosphere and his deftly sketched selection of characters. Logan wants, and probably deserves, his own genre. . . .” —Martin Lewis, SFSite.com