Kalix MacRinnalch Books In Order
- Lonely Werewolf Girl (2007)
- Curse of the Wolf Girl (2010)
- The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf (2013)
- Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation (1987)
- Lux the Poet (1988)
- Ruby and the Stone Age Diet (1989)
- The Good Fairies of New York (1992)
- Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving (1994)
- Tank Girl (1995)
- Love and Peace with Melody Paradise (1998)
- Lux and Alby Sign On and Save the Universe (1999)
- Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me (2002)
- Goddess of Buttercups & Daisies (2015)
- Kink Me Honey (2016)
- Supercute Futures (2018)
- Simulation Bleed (2020)
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While teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is being pursued through the streets of London by murderous hunters, her sister, the Werewolf Enchantress, is busy designing clothes for the Fire Queen. Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, the MacRinnalch Clan is plotting and feuding after the head of the clan suddenly dies intestate. As the court intrigue threatens to blow up into all out civil war, the competing factions determine that Kalix is the swing vote necessary to assume leadership of the clan. Unfortunately, Kalix isn t really into clan politics laudanum’s more her thing. Even more unfortunately, Kalix is the reason the head of the clan ended up dead, which is why she s now on the lam in London…
This expansive tale of werewolves in the modern world friendly werewolves, fashionista werewolves, troubled teenage werewolves, cross dressing werewolves, werewolves of every sort is hard edged, hilarious, and utterly believable.
Kallix, a morose, laudanum addicted, unschooled, slightly anorexic werewolf is still on the run. The youngest daughter of the Thane of the MacRinnalch Clan of werewolves, held responsible unfairly for the death of the Thane, and justifiably responsible for the deaths of a great many other werewolves, remains prohibited from returning to Scotland in order to maintain the uneasy peace that temporarily prevails in court, despite the endemic debauchery and degeneracy always threatening to again spiral out of control. Frankly, things aren t much better for her in London than in Scotland. The love of her life is in hiding and her enemies increase in number by the day. Strong as she is when enraged, it’s becoming ever more dangerous to be her. Daniel and Moonglow, her two human friends, do what they can to keep her hidden in plain sight who would look for a werewolf in a remedial program for high school dropouts? and keep her fed. Millar is a true world creator, populating Curse of the Wolf Girl with a universe of characters: fashion designing werewolves, cross dressing werewolves, and neurotic, psychotic, and erotic werewolves, as well as fairies, Fire Elementals, and good ole humans whipping them in faster and faster revolutions with his thrilling, vertiginous rollercoaster narrative.
There’s a megalomaniac professor digging a hole outside his flat. His small stake in the amphetamine market in Brixton is being threatened by a mysterious Chinese man. And the Milk Marketing Board has taken out a contract on his life. Welcome to the bizarre, obsessive world of Alby Starvation.
Alby s doctor refuses to believe he s allergic to just about everything which he is, especially milk. But when Alby soon discovers that his ongoing ailments are directly linked to the consumption of said product, he gives it up and is cured. Only thing is, he goes on to suggest this remedy to a number of other people suffering from milk allergies. In Millar s surreal backyard, the Milk Marketing Board sees sales slump to an alltime low. So there s only one thing left to do: put out a contract on Alby Starvation. Now Alby must save both his life and his precious comic collection.
In Martin Millar s surreal tale of the urban counterculture a world full of shoplifting, deaththreats, paranoia, and video game arcades Alby s frantic struggle to avoid being shot falls somewhere between Irvine Welsh and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
There is something about Lux. He’s a thief and a liar; he is selfish and self absorbed and hopelessly vain. But while he looks like Lana Turner and romances like a true Casanova, Lux is actually more like a bumbling, oblivious Mary Tyler Moore.
Amid shouting mobs, police shields, and the hurled bricks of the 80s Brixton riots, Lux is searching for Pearl the love of his life. Her home has been burned down by a stray petrol bomb, and she s searching for sanctuary along with her friend Nicky. Nicky is traumatized after having killed her computer her best friend and is herself being followed by Happy Science PLC. It is their plan to breed a superior next generation by implanting the sperm of genius men inside beautiful women. She knows too much about the plan. Lux is helped in his quest by Kalia, a castaway of Heaven attempting to get back in God s good graces by performing one million good deeds over countless lifetimes. There s also a thrash metal band, a riot party, past lives, and KY. Lots of KY.
‘From now on,’ Ruby says to her friend, the narrator, ‘We re going on the Stone Age diet. It means we only eat the sort of healthy things our ancestors would have eaten. Raw grains and fruits and stuff like that. That’s what our bodies are made for.’ An admirable plan, but Ruby never eats, and the narrator s attention span doesn t lend itself to routine. He s too busy pining for his ex girlfriend Cis, who broke up with him and left him with self pity and a plant: an Aphrodite Cactus that, when it flowers, is supposed to seal the love of the giver to the receiver, according to Ruby. Ruby, who never wears any shoes even in the dead of winter. Though lovelorn and lonely, the narrator s life is rich with myth, demons, werewolves, gods and goddesses; everything is imbued with a spirit. There s Helena, goddess of electric guitar players; Ascanazl, an ancient and powerful Inca spirit who looks after lonely people; Shumash the sun god; the war and sexuality goddess Astarte; the muse Clio. In fact the only thing stronger and more sustaining than the narrator s fantasy life is his friendship with Ruby the kind of friendship a body is made for.
Dinnie, an overweight enemy of humanity, was the worst violinist in New York, but was practicing gamely when two cute little fairies stumbled through his fourth floor window and vomited on the carpet…
When a pair of fugitive Scottish thistle fairies end up transplanted to Manhattan by mistake, both the Big Apple and the Little People have a lot of adjusting to do. Heather and Morag just want to start the first radical fairy punk rock band, but first they ll have make a match between two highly unlikely sweethearts, start a street brawl between rival gangs of Italian, Chinese, and African fairies, help the ghost of a dead rocker track down his lost guitar, reclaim a rare triple bloomed Welsh poppy from a bag lady with delusions of grandeur, disrupt a local community performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and somehow manage to stay sober enough to save all of New York from an invasion of evil Cornish fairies.
If they can stop feuding with each other, that is.
A racy and irreverent novel by Martin Millar, winner of the World Fantasy Award.
The travelling community to which Melody Paradise belongs has become horribly fragmented by a series of mysterious and chaotic happenings. Her mission is to emotionally reunite them. She organises a festival to bring them together, during which an amazing story unfolds, often funny, sometimes sad, always compelling, and with a twist in the tail!
Glasgow, 1972. All the coolest kids in town are lining up for Led Zeppelin tickets. Overhead, a Zeppelin approaches. Its passengers Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Hank Williams think it’s worth leaving heaven to see the greatest rock band in the world. Even the fairies are fans. Meanwhile, nerdy Martin and his equally nerdy best friend Greg have overactive imaginations. When they aren t fighting the monstrous hordes of Xotha, they are competing for the attentions of a popular read: unattainable girl named Suzy. She s not likely to ditch Zed, the hippest boy in the school, for the likes of them, is she? Then again, with Led Zeppelin on the way, it feels like anything can happen. Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me takes readers on a ride through Martin s angsty and fumbling youth, when Led Zeppelin comes to Glasgow and rocks Martin s world, and through his angstridden and fumbling adult years, when he learns what can t be denied: love may break your heart, but Led Zeppelin will never let you down.