Surfing Samurai Robots: A Zoot Marlowe Mystery
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Surfing Samurai Robots: A Zoot Marlowe Mystery

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ISBN-13:
9780743479264
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
19.10.2012
Seiten:
252
Autor:
Mel Gilden
Gewicht:
122 g
Format:
172x106x18 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
"Gilden proves that you can write first-rate humorous science fiction." -The Science Fiction Chronicle

He called himself Zoot Marlowe, said he'd just blown in from Cay City, but even the wacked out surfer dudes could tell that the four-fout detective with the giant schnoz was from somewhere out of their world. Still, he could throw a mean frisbee and he said he was a private eye, and when someone decided to smash and trash all the surfing robots in Malibu just days before the biggest surfing contest of the year, Zoot was the only being around willing to track the bot beaters down.

But Zoot didn't know just how widespread a conspiracy he was about to run up against. For this first case of his Earthly career would see him taking on everything from the Malibu cops to Samurai robots; motorcycle madmen to talking gorillas; and a misplaced mistress of genetic manipulation!


Mel Gilden is the author of many children's books, some of which received rave reviews in such places as School Library Journal and Booklist. His multi-part stories for children appeared frequently in the Los Angeles Times. His popular novels and short stories for grown-ups have also received good reviews in the Washington Post and other publications.

Licensed properties include adaptations of feature films, and of TV shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210; and NASCAR Racers. He has also written books based on video games and has written original stories based in the Star Trek universe. His short stories have appeared in many original and reprint anthologies.

He has written cartoons for TV, has developed new shows, and was assistant story editor for the DIC television production of The Real Ghostbusters. He consulted at Disney and Universal, helping develop theme park attractions. Gilden spent five years as co-host of the science-fiction interview show, Hour-25, on KPFK radio in Los Angeles.

Gilden lectures to school and library groups, and has been known to teach fiction writing. He lives in Los Angeles, California, where the debris meets the sea, and still hopes to be an astronaut when he grows up.