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Martin Millar



Martin Millar was born in Scotland and now lives in London. He is the author of such novels as Lonely Werewolf Girl and The Good Fairies of New York. He wrote the Thraxas series under the name of Martin Scott. Thraxas won the World Fantasy Award in 2000. As Martin Millar and as Martin Scott, he has been widely translated.

To find out more about Martin Millar, visit his website at www.martinmillar.com

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Supercute Futures

Martin Millar
Authors:
Martin Millar

'Undeniably brilliant' - Guardian 'The funniest writer in Britain today' - GQ 'A Hello Kitty-type brand dominating the global economy and bringing governments to heel feels chillingly plausible' Herald ScotlandMox and Mitsu are Supercute. They founded the global business Supercute Enterprises as teenagers, armed only with a phone, a collection of their favourite cuddly toys and a love of all things kawaii. Thanks to them, the Supercute aesthetic is now a way of life. In a world dominated by massive conglomerates, Supercute has continued to grow bigger and more powerful, morphing from an entertainment company to a ruthless organisation fighting for their right to the world's water.Now Mox and Mitsu face a choice. In a world that is tearing itself apart, who will win in the battle for ultimate control - and where will Supercute draw the line . . .Readers LOVE Martin Millar:'A bit like falling into Bladerunner via a manga cartoon. Like everything by Martin Millar it's both funny and sad.' Amazon review, verified purchase'One of the funniest books ever written' Amazon review, verified purchase'Oh my goodness, how I WISH it were real! Amazing, easy to read piece of fiction which will stay with me for a long time' Twitter user'Superb, hilarious, heartwarming, brilliant. A work of genius' Amazon review, verified purchase'I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in Cyberpunk' Goodreads review'Sex, drugs and anarchy reign - definitely not your average fairy tale!' Amazon review, verified purchase'A very British strain of understated comedy . . . a finely honed sense of absurdist whims . . . delightful' Amazon review, verified purchase'As always, Millar aligns himself with life's eccentrics, misfits and innocents in the struggle against politicians, military leaders, financiers and other idiots' Amazon review, verified purchase'Had me laughing out loud on the tube' Amazon review, verified purchase'Five Star Fab! Buy it, borrow it, steal it - but DO read it' Twitter user

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The Goddess of Buttercups and Daisies

Martin Millar
Authors:
Martin Millar
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The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf

Martin Millar
Authors:
Martin Millar

Most of the Scottish Werewolf Clan have a very low opinion of Kalix Macrinnalch, youngest daughter of the Thane. There is little sympathy for her illiteracy, her substance abuse, her self-harming, her eating disorder, her anxiety, depression and propensity for extreme violence. Safe from her clan in London, and living with two friendly students, she's been much calmer. If only she were allowed to live quietly, she might get on top of her problems.Unfortunately, that's difficult for the young werewolf. She's still the number one target for the werewolf hunters, and they're stepping up their efforts to find her. And no matter how Kalix tries to make her life more normal, there will always come a time when, under threat, her insanity and battle-madness will descend on her, and the skinny young girl will again transform into the most feared and ferocious werewolf in the country.

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Ruby and the Stone Age Diet

Martin Millar
Authors:
Martin Millar

'From now on,' Ruby says to her friend, the narrator, 'We're going on the Stone Age diet. It means we only eat the sort of healthy things our ancestors would have eaten. Raw grains and fruits and stuff like that. That's what our bodies are made for.'An admirable plan, but Ruby never eats and the narrator's attention span doesn't lend itself to routine. He's too busy pining for his ex-girlfriend, who broke up with him and left him with self-pity and a plant: an Aphrodite Cactus that, when it flowers, is supposed to seal the love of the giver to the receiver, according to Ruby. Ruby, who never wears any shoes (even in the dead of winter). Though lovelorn and lonely, the narrator's life is rich with myth, demons, werewolves, gods and goddesses; everything is imbued with a spirit. There's Helena, goddess of electric guitar players; Ascanazl, an ancient and powerful Inca spirit who looks after lonely people; Shumash the sun god; the war and sexuality goddess Astarte; the muse Clio. In fact the only thing stronger and more sustaining than the narrator's fantasy life is his friendship with Ruby - the kind of friendship a body is made for.

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The Good Fairies Of New York

Martin Millar
Authors:
Martin Millar

'I owned it for five years before reading it, then lent my copy to someone I thought should read it, and never got it back. Do not make either of my mistakes. Read it now, and then make your friends buy their own copies. You'll thank me one day' Neil GaimanMorag and Heather, two eighteen-inch fairies with swords, green kilts and badly dyed hair fly through the window of the worst violinist in New York, an overweight and antisocial type named Dinnie, and vomit on his carpet. Who they are, how they came to New York and what this has to do with the lovely Kerry - who lives across the street, and has Crohn's Disease, and is making a flower alphabet - and what this has to do with the other fairies (of all nationalities) of New York, not to mention the poor repressed fairies of Britain, is the subject of this book. It has a war in it, and a most unusual production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Johnny Thunders' New York Dolls guitar solos. What more could anyone desire from a book?Why do readers love The Good Fairies of New York? 'Pure literary gold''I can't remember the last time a book gave me as many belly laughs as this one did' 'Hilarious' 'A fairy tale tale for the new kids on the block : irreverent, subversive, sexually liberated, rich in pop culture references''Page-turning . . . intelligent, but never overdone' 'Off-beat and quirky, but it's also a tale with a beating pulse and moral warmth. Martin Millar is an incredible addition to the paranormal scene - he dirties the genre, roughs it up and screams a story that rings in your ears long after the last page'

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Curse Of The Wolf Girl

Martin Millar
Authors:
Martin Millar

Scottish teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch tries to settle in London though she still struggles with anxiety, depression, and self-abuse. Her new friends support her as she goes to college to learn to read and write, but her old enemies won't leave her alone. Many powerful werewolves want Kalix dead, and the Guild of Werewolf Hunters is still dedicated to wiping out the entire Werewolf Clan.Life might be easier for Kalix if her werewolf family were to help, but her sister the Enchantress needs all of her sorcerous powers to locate the perfect pair of high heels, her brother Markus is busy in Scotland organising an opera, and her cousin Dominil is engaged in her own merciless vendetta with her enemies. The MacRinnalch Werewolf Clan has problems of its own, from angry Fire Elementals to uncooperative fashion editors, leaving Kalix to struggle on alone. Kalix finds it's difficult enough for a young werewolf to pay the rent, without struggling against werewolf hunters and college exams at the same time.

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Lonely Werewolf Girl

Martin Millar
Authors:
Martin Millar

As teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is pursued through the streets of London by murderous hunters, her sister, the Werewolf Enchantress, is busy designing clothes for the Fire Queen. Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, the MacRinnalch Clan is plotting and feuding after the head of the clan suddenly dies intestate. As the court intrigue threatens to explode in all-out civil war, the competing factions determine that Kalix is the swing vote necessary to assume leadership of the clan. Unfortunately, Kalix isn't really into clan politics - laudanum's more her thing. But what's even more unfortunate is that Kalix is the reason the head of the clan ended up dead, which is why she's now on the run in London . . .