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Duane Swierczynski

Duane Swierczynski(1972- )
Duane Swierczynski was born and raised in Frankford, Pennsylvania. He and his brother Gregg were named for the Allman Brothers. In addition to crime novels and mysteries, Swierczynski writes for Marvel Comics. He has written stories for The Punisher, Cable, The Moon Knight, Deadpool and Bloodshot. In 2011 he began writing for the revived Birds of Prey. He has named his son Parker in honor of Peter Parker, of Spiderman fame.
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Expiration Date: On the Edge

Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski

[In our Edge of the Universe column, we review mainstream authors that incorporate elements of speculative fiction into their “literary” work. However you want to label them, we hope you’ll enjoy discussing these books with us.]

Mash up a mystery, a graphic novel sensibility and a fantasy time travel novel, and what have you got? The Edgar-nominated Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski, a novel so compelling that you’ll want to read it in a single sitting.
Mickey Wade is a journalist in a time when newspapers are disappearing right and left (that is, in the present), so it’s not surprising that his alt-weekly newspaper has just given him the heave-ho. That means that Mickey can’t pay his rent in Philadelphia’s fan... Read More