Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

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Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

By Victor Gischler

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781416552253, 324pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2008

Description
Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. "Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse" begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon's Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s.
Accompanied by his cowboy sidekick Buffalo Bill, the gorgeous stripper Sheila, and the mountain man Ted, Mortimer journeys to the lost city of Atlanta -- and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity.


About the Author
VICTOR GISCHLER s novels include GUN MONKEYS (Edgar Award Best First Novel finalist), SHOTGUN OPERA (Anthony Award nominee), GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE, VAMPIRE A GO-GO, and the crime fiction cult hit, THE DEPUTY. He also recently published an epic fantasy novel called INK MAGE. Gischler created the infamous DEADPOOL CORPS for Marvel comics and spent two years writing Marvel s bestselling X-MEN title. He is the season ten writer of ANGEL & FAITH in Joss Whedon s Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe for Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned comics include KISS ME, SATAN and CLOWN FATALE from Dark Horse comics and SALLY OF THE WASTELAND from Titan Comics. SHOTGUN OPERA, GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE and THE DEPUTY are in development for feature film adaptation. Gischler earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He lives in Baton Rouge as a stay-at-home-writer/dad with his college professor wife and son.


Praise For Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

"Part Christopher Moore, part Quentin Tarantino, Victor Gischler is a raving, badass genius." -- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Map of Bones and Black Order



"Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse is funny, mordant, crazed, riveting, sardonic -- and despite all that, it's got a plot. Bravo for Victor Gischler." -- Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Mike Resnick