Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Book Spotlight: Demon Hunters (The Pyshce Diver Series)
by Baku Yumemakura
Book 1 of the Psyche Diver Series
The Psyche Diver Series launched the career of Baku Yumemakura, with ideas predating The Matrix, Paprika, and Inception by 20 years.
Originally published in 1984, Baku Yumemakura’s Psyche Diver series paints a fantasy world filled with eroticism and ultra-violence, crafting story that deftly manages to combine pulpy Sci-Fi Fantasy with historical intrigue.
Demon Hunters is everything we love about Baku Yumemakura’s writing: pulpy violence and intense sexuality; a fantasy world filled with sex hungry, blood drinking, kung-fu fighting monks, incredible battles, and a man that kills a bear with his hands. Baku Yumemakura’s works are defined by a reverie for feeling: the experience of love, violence, anger, empathy and yearning–the feel of a freshly opened wound. Baku Yumemakura is a master of intensity.
Demon Hunters: Desires of the Flesh is a book that Bikoo fought hard to release. We fell in love with the balance of the title: the violence and sexuality is palpable, but never reaches the level of exploitation. Underneath the blindingly fast pace is a deep, real historical foundation. The history of Kukai (Kobo Daishi), sexual Buddhism, martial arts, underground culture, and fantastic battles are things that excite us as readers.
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