Science Fiction Michael Marsh Smith Spares

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Spares

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Suppose for a moment you're Jack Randall. You're a loner, an ex-cop, the dangerous veteran of a savage war. All you've held dear has long ago been destroyed. For the last five years you've been hiding out on a Spares Farm, working at the only job that will still have you: guarding people who have never seen the outside world and can't even spell the word 'escape.' In short, your luck has run out. You might think things couldn't get any worse. You'd be wrong. Because Jack Randall has a talent for attracting trouble: the kind most people run screaming from. But Jack Randall is not most people. That's part of his trouble. Now he's on the run with seven of the Farm's inmates (well, six and a half), and the people who own them will do anything to get them back. All Jack wants to do is score enough money to disappear with his human contraband. But things aren't as simple as that. For Jack Randall, they never are. Jack is on a head-on collision course with the man responsible for all this misery -- a cold-blooded killer with one purpose: to cancel Jack once and for all. Now Jack has a decision to make: keep running or even the score?

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Imagine a future--next year, perhaps?--in which the wealthy clone themselves at birth to provide spare parts for their bodies as they become needed. Drop into that scenario a tough but compassionate ex-cop who decides to liberate seven "spares" from the farm where they're being kept until needed, and you've got a lively, very moving combination of genres that has already been bought for the big screen.

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The Overlook Connection Press is proud to bring you this novel in the author's preferred text in hard cover for the first time. With "first" publication of "The Lost Chapter" from Spares, and three short stories that relate to the novel. Guest introduction by Neil Gaiman (author of The Sandman, Neverwhere, and Stardust) and an afterword by the author, Michael Marshall Smith. Now it's your turn. . . Have you been Spared?

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