Okay, this is too funny not to mention. I offered to send some signed books to Kurt Busiek—the writer who put Jennifer Government in Clark Kent’s hands in..." />
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Max Barry wrote the novels Syrup, Jennifer Government, Company, Machine Man, and Lexicon. He also created the game NationStates and once found a sock full of pennies.

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May
2006

Superman Redux

Jennifer Government Superman stops trainOkay, this is too funny not to mention. I offered to send some signed books to Kurt Busiek—the writer who put Jennifer Government in Clark Kent’s hands in Action Comics #838—and he kindly sent me some of his stuff in return.

Included in the stack of goodies that arrived on my doorstop was a signed copy of that issue—with this modified cover.

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Machine Man subscriber Calaquin (#2434)

Location: United States
Posted: 3740 days ago

That has to be the best issue of Superman ever published.

Janet (#2030)

Location: California
Quote: "There are three kinds of people in this world: Those that can count and those that can't. Which one are you?"
Posted: 3740 days ago

That is funny...really...There's no sarcasm.

But it's cool^_^

Rue (#2001)

Location: NY, NY
Quote: ""But in eighteen dimensions, it's all perfectly clear.""
Posted: 3740 days ago

Awesome... Way to go, Max! XD

Rod McBride (#688)

Location: Gardner, KS
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Posted: 3740 days ago

I'm green with envy.

Jeffrey (#2286)

Location: Right here
Quote: "Mathematics is a powerful language. Just look at how mathematicians destroyed the housing market."
Posted: 3740 days ago

I believe it.

Kat (#1658)

Quote: "Vampire lollipops suck back."
Posted: 3740 days ago

Too cool. But surely it wasn't only that issue?

Colette (#324)

Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Quote: ""The good Earth — we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy" -- Kurt Vonnegut"
Posted: 3740 days ago

That's just awesome.

Kristen (#1157)

Location: Jersey
Quote: "Insert quotation here."
Posted: 3740 days ago

That is cool beyond words.

Kalle (#1278)

Quote: "Sex is herital. If your parents never had it, chanses are you'll never have it either."
Posted: 3740 days ago

Lol Max...are you getting it framed or just having it tattooed on one of your body parts?

Yubi Shines (#1664)

Location: Canada
Quote: "HOPE RIDES ALONE!"
Posted: 3740 days ago

...that's so good it has to be fattening.

Phill Sacre (#1822)

Location: London, UK
Quote: "Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows."
Posted: 3739 days ago

That is sweet :D

Jay (#1892)

Location: New York
Posted: 3739 days ago

Superman finally catches up with the best fiction reading around, finally! Great for the book Max.

Rick (#2406)

Posted: 3739 days ago

That's hilarious.

Kate (#2426)

Location: London
Quote: "If you're being chased by seventeen horses, an ostrich and a tiny fire engine with a madly-ringing bell - get off the merry-go-round."
Posted: 3738 days ago

Oh, that's brilliant!!

Al (#2419)

Location: Toronto
Quote: "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."
Posted: 3738 days ago

That's very cool Max!

BTW I just thought you should know, I tried to buy a copy of Jennifer Government from both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. They had none in stock. I had to buy a copy from an Alibris reseller. This may explain your low numbers in Canada. Happily, the copy I purchase was a First Edition. I'm looking forward to finally reading it!

Machine Man subscriber Ian Chafee (#2437)

Location: Chicago, IL
Posted: 3738 days ago

Its nice to see that Superman has at least some taste. His taste in women certainly leaves a lot to be desired.

Yu Jian Wu (#2441)

Location: In front of the Computer
Quote: ""Man is by Nature a Political Animal" Aristotle"
Posted: 3737 days ago

Awesome.

Ada Rell (This Girl) (#2463)

Quote: "There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't. Tee Hee."
Posted: 3725 days ago

OK, I signed up JUST to tell you this, Max. I have had millions of occasions when I really wanted to join but didn't, but this is great. I was entering my doll in a contest (long story full of inner rings, & hard-to-understand terms) when I noticed that one of the other entries had a bar code on. (It was a robot contest.)
So, you've started a new trend in tattoos.
If you want to see go here: http://www.fainelloth.de/, find the robot contest, and look at number 20.

Caroline (#1667)

Location: www.freewebs.com/davidorth
Quote: "Does the Walker Choose the Path, or the Path the Walker?"
Posted: 3663 days ago

I love Superman. All the more reason to love him more. Way to go Max. Keep it up. More people have now been exposed to your work.

York Penguin (#2661)

Location: UK
Quote: "Shut up Bignose"
Posted: 3643 days ago

That's pretty cool, if you like comics. A bit random as I couldn't find a more generic forum type bit, but I just followed the links to think about buying Jennifer G, as NS is quite fun and the Max Blog hints at a nice chap, whose book might be OK. Amazon UK provide a bunch of suggested other titles. Included in those for JG is this..."Shane Warne, my autobiography. by Ian Botham" Two points - 1. What has this to do with JG at all? 2. Why would the AUTObiography for a mostly 90's Aussie cricketing legend be written by a mostly 80's English cricketing legend. I followed their links in case it was a bizarre typo, but no, it seems they think it was written by Beefy. Odd. Could it be a new marketing ploy, hence suggested from looking for JG?

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