This book is a bit of a departure for me. I wanted to try writing a plotted novel with a conventional structure. The book is a retro cyberpunk book. I know cyberpunk is supposed to be dead, but I had some fun getting around this. I wrote a book that appears to be penned in about 1981, with all of the usual futuristic predictions of that era’s great science fiction, which of course never happened. So it’s chock full of flying cars, robots, intelligent computers, memory implants, and huge Japanese corporations that rule a world that has rebuilt after a nuclear war with the still-existing Soviet Union. It’s a dark comedy, full of my usual brand of absurdism, but it’s also a solid noir thriller.
I’ve got a page with a description and all of the details here. Go grab your copy here:
A preview is available on the Kindle and on Smashwords. I also sent out a slightly longer preview of the first chapters to my mailing list. Didn’t get it? Maybe you should subscribe.
Thanks to everyone who helped me with this, especially John Sheppard and Joseph Hirsch, who beta-read and edited for me. I hope you enjoy this! And if it’s not your cup of tea, don’t worry. I’m already 30,000 words into another absurd and bizarre book that gets back to my usual brand of writing.