Marauder and Dead Boy Dagon return to 1994 from a circumnavigation of the universe in the starship "Sardanapalus". His mission, to exterminate Meta, the cyborg-creating virus, and all the Dead Girls infecting human life.
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Third in Calder's sometimes fascinating but, latterly, disgusting trilogy about the robot-vampire plague of Meta; strange to say, the publishers quote Kirkus's remark ``a thoroughly unpleasant piece of business'' (on Dead Boys, p. 30) with approval. Still, the nastiness--ahem, ``post-cyberpunk''--continues as Iggy Zwalch, now called Dagon, the sexless, fanged-angel Elohim, completes his trip through space and time and returns to Earth. Somewhere, there's a Reality Bomb. It may or may not have been implanted in Dagon by Dr. Toxophilous, the Cartier toymaker who created the first dead-girl vampire automata. It may or may not explode after Dagon has lived a thousand years--and he may or may not already have lived this long, thanks to his extended space-time jaunt. The bomb, if it ever explodes, will create a universe where Meta is impossible. Perhaps, then, Dagon may awaken as Iggy and reflect that, metaphorically at least, it was all a dream. Obsessive, murky, horrid; the only thing missing is the government health warning. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Library Journal:
Completing his dark trilogy (Dead Girls, LJ 4/15/96, and Dead Boys, St. Martin's, 1996), Calder again couches his story in dense prose sprinkled with literary and cultural allusions and fills it with images of death and sex. Here, Gabriel returns to Earth to eliminate the Meta plague by destroying the infected teenage girls. For collections with the earlier books.
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