The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl (Paperback)
Bantam Books, 9780553383386, 402pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2005
As night manager of Santa Cruz's quirkiest coffeehouse, Marzi McCarty makes a mean espresso, but her first love is making comics. Her claim to fame: The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl, a cowpunk neo-western yarn. Striding through an urban frontier peopled by Marzi's wild imagination, Rangergirl doles out her own brand of justice. But lately Marzi's imagination seems to be altering her reality. She's seeing the world through Rangergirl's eyes literally--complete with her deadly nemesis, the Outlaw.
It all started when Marzi opened a hidden door in the coffeehouse storage room. There, imprisoned among
the supplies, she saw the face of something unknown and dangerous. And she unwittingly became its guard. But some primal darkness must ve escaped, because Marzi hasn t been the same since. And neither have her customers, who are acting downright apocalyptic.
Now it's up to Marzi to stop this supervillainous superforce that's swaggered its way into her world. For Marzi, it's the
showdown of her life. For Rangergirl, it's just another day....
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Praise For The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl…
"Tim Pratt's The Strange Adventures of Ranger Girl is a two-fisted meta-fiction of old west mythos and modern day -- sharp writing, cool characters, fascinating ideas, and the courage to have fun. Readers of comics and classics and both will enjoy this novel." -Jeffrey Ford, author of The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque
"Rangergirl is a fine blend of imaginative and engaging -- a tale well-told." --Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing and author of Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
"Quirky and fun."--Rocky Mountain News