Wade Lucas - Honorary Staff Member


Wade Lucas is one of our Random House reps, an honorary staff member, and an all around great guy. Both MG locations would claim him, but because he can often be found recommending great books in our RB store, we'll put his picks here.







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Book List

The Steel Remains (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780345493040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Del Rey, 1/2010

I have long been a fan of Morgan's award-winning cyberpunk thrillers and after reading his first foray into epic fantasy, I firmly believe this author can do anything. I'd compare this one to the brutal sword action, shattered lands, ancient lost societies and rough characters of Conan, but with an unexpected twist. This one holds a close place in my heart as I helped the author with the "twist" part! Steel Remains is also the first in a series.


Bone Song (Mass Market Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780553590951
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Spectra, 12/2008

Ghosts and zombies in a completely new light. I'm a big fan of any supernatural fiction, so for me to be totally reintroduced to ghosts and zombies is quite an accomplishment! This is the first book set in a world that blends dark futuristic setting (almost Bladerunner) with gothic horror. Add a dash of gumshoe/pulp detective story and you have the completely awesome Bone Song.


Already Dead (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780345478245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Del Rey, 12/2005

From LA novelist, comic book writer, actor, screenwriter and all-around talented guy Charlie Huston, comes his first book in a wonderfully gritty. pulpy vampire series. If you like True Blood and you haven't read Huston, that's a problem you should fix yesterday!


ISBN-13: 9780307884879
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Crown, 8/2012

David Tennant (Doctor Who) loved this book!  Do I really have to tell you anything else?  I suppose I should.  Silver is the sequel to Treasure Island, magically told by Andrew Motion, who just happens to be the poet laureate of the UK.  No big deal.  If you are a fan of Tim Burton or Neil Gaiman, you'll love this book.  It has that dark and mystical quality that both Burton and Gaiman do so well.  I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being a movie one day.


Scar Night (Mass Market Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780553589313
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Spectra, 11/2007
The very original beginning of a dark fantasy series that covers just about every part of fantasy that I can name; epic questing fantasy, steampunk, horror fantasy, inter-dimensional nightmare fantasy... A city hanging by chains over a chasm, an immortal and insane angel, societies of assassins and warring deities. And believe it or not, I left lot out of that description!



Cloud Atlas (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780375507250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 8/2004

With the movie coming in October, I felt it would be a great time to re-visit one of my all-time favorite authors: David Mitchell.  Cloud Atlas won awards and has caused so many book discussions, you'd feel like part of a global book group after reading it.  Without giving too much away, Cloud Atlas weaves together characters in four very different time periods, including the far future.  It really is a master work of construction and storytelling that nobody else could pull off.


The Scar (Mass Market Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780345460011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Del Rey, 6/2004

Perhaps my favorite book so far from China Mieville.  The Scar is bloody, smart, and bloody smart.  China Mieville has created the most macabre, fantastical and crazily original ocean voyage of all time.  I really don't want to spoil anything so trust me, you won't ever read another book like it!