My delight in editing the book review section for The Brooklyn Rail is finding smart, emerging writers like Ben Pfeiffer, who, in the March issue, has this to say about Warren Ellis’s powerful new novel GUN MACHINE: “(The novel) takes the reader into several ghost maps laid out over New York City like superimposed squares of vellum…(T)he book (is) chiaroscuro—a collection of bold contrasts made with alternating pools of light and darkness—as opposed to classic noir. Or, to put it another way, Gun Machine is noir at light speed.”  Read it here.