Just finished reading Love And Peace With Melody Paradise by Martin Millar and wondered if he had written anything else worth reading recently. Millar is one of those writers I occasionally stumble across, whose ability to turn a deceptively simple sentence & paragraph meshes well with evocation of whimsy and paranoia. Whimsy and paranoia eh? Great bedfellows.

Anyway, having liked Milk, Sulphate & Alby Starvation a lot a bit back when, I though maybe post Melody Paradise I should search a few more out. Hello Google and Hello: Martin Scott. Millar has only written one book since Melody Paradise (his travelers masterpiece): Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me. But Martin Scott has written eight. They are as follows:

Thraxas and the Warrior Monks
Thraxas At The Races
Thraxas and the Elvish Isles
Thraxas and the Sorcerers
Thraxas and the Dance Of Death
Thraxas at War
Thraxas Under Siege

Mr Scott seems rather prolific, whilst Mr Millar has not been. This is of course, as you have guessed, because they are the same person. And while Millar may not have sold all that many of his light musings on the British counter-culture and drug taking fairies, Mr Scott seems able to make a good living. He has even won an award natch (though who knows what winning the World Fantasy Award actually means). But the idea of some light, undemanding genre fiction about a hard-drinking sorcerer cum detective does not completely repel me. And I would almost buy them just for the pulpy covers.