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The Sharp End

THE SHARP END is a book many people tell me is one of their favorites; they’re generally surprised to learn I don’t have a high opinion of it myself. I’ve given various reasons for my ill feelings, all of them … Continue reading

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The Complete Hammer’s Slammers – Volume 3

This volume contains the last two Hammer Novels: The Sharp End (1993) and Paying the Piper (2002) as well as new artwork, and a new Slammers story, “The Darkness.” Volume 3 features an introduction by Barry Malzberg and includes Jim … Continue reading

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The Sharp End

Did you take the plot of THE SHARP END from Kurosawa’s Yojimbo or from Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars? No, I took the plot from Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett, his first novel (a fixup from novellas he’d written for … Continue reading

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