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Cities of the Red Night (original 1981; edition 1981)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312278462, Paperback)
While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus. An opium-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of Naked Lunch is the first of the trilogy with The Places of the Dead Roads and his final novel, The Western Plains.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:51 -0400)
Clem Snide, a private detective, has to solve a case of ritual murder. In the Gobi Desert 100,000 years ago, a red virus has erupted. And in the 18th century, gay pirates have set up their own republics in South America and are at war with the conquistadors. All three stories are merged at the end in a giant trans-time, trans-space battle.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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