Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .
Kabbalah is true, all patterns are meaningful, and the world runs on a combination of strained analogy and wordplay. Big Silicon Valley corporations copyright the Names of God and make a killing. International diplomats transform the ancient conflict between Heaven and Hell into a US-Soviet proxy war. An autistic archangel and his eight-year old apprentice laboriously debug the laws of . . .
In the near future, New Zealand is the Free Republic of Oceania. In a world of mega-corporations, where mankind has harnessed the computational power of the human brain, a golden new age of utopia is but a few elusive steps away. This is the story of the Agency that is working to stop it. . . .
The megacity of Throne has the highest mortality rates in all of Oeuvre. Neon-lit signs replace torches and gaslamps. Concrete monuments and soaring glass obelisks replace wizard’s towers and grand mansions. Bars and nightclubs replace taverns and inns. In the Third Age, Tekhnika Era 2077: 1st of Nymph, begins the story of two strange creatures bound together by . . .
Soon after cybernetic neural implants became mandatory for all StratosCorp citizens, the Weedly computer virus was unleashed. Allegedly designed by an underground anti-Cybernetics cult, Weedly swept the nation, turning anyone equipped with neural cybernetics into an Infect–a mindless killer drone. Now, the remaining population of the world huddles behind the Firewalls, areas of the globe designed to keep Weedly . . .
Static Breaker is a series of episodic short stories set in a near-future China. Caleb Wenright is being observed. Someone known only as Lucidity has shown an interest in him. He has no idea why – he’s just a normal 16 year old – but he intends to find out. Is Lucidity a hacker, a corporate thief, or something completely . . .
A serialized cyberpunk blog novel, The Know Circuit by Gary A. Ballard is the sequel to Under the Amoral Bridge. Artemis Bridge is the connection for all your illicit needs. But when his bodyguard’s grandmother goes missing in a mysterious explosion in Boulder, Colorado, Bridge is forced to ditch his self-interest to help a friend. But as they approach the . . .
An augmented Corruption Bureau accountant, whose hobby is participating in the semi-illegal competitions known as Running, gets caught up in a fight between megacorporations. . . .
In the wasteland of commercial culture that is future America, police are operated not by government but by private companies. In Seattle, that role is filled by Civil Protection, and Daniel Gray is a detective in Homicide Solutions. What used to be considered an important – even glamorous – department for public police is very different for the corporate . . .
A proto-cyberpunk thriller set in near-future Seattle. Kara is an assassin for a dominant Seattle gang, with some unique physical attributes. Her real eye, long since lost to her, has been replaced with a mechanical upgrade that makes her unique and especially deadly. In a city beginning to decay she eliminates her targets as a loyal gun-for-hire, but after discovering . . .
It’s 2042 in the California Free State metroplex of Bay City. Kat and Mouse are a pair of ronin—guns for hire—trying to eke out a living. They have the skill. They have the will. And they have the bad habit of getting in over their heads. Which usually means run-ins with rival ronin, punkergangs, the mob, the . . .
The Starwalker is a starship with an experimental star-stepping drive. Designed to use the gravity wells of stars to fold space, she can travel between star systems faster than FTL. That is, if they can get it to work. She is run by a sophisticated AI who doesn’t always follow her programming. She has only just been born, and . . .
Street is a fast-paced online/print cyberpunk thriller about a woman alone in a dystopian future, Gina, working to make ends meet like the rest of the new underclass — by taking a powerful drug that gives her telepathic abilities. She skirts the edges of sanity when she takes a job she knows she really shouldn’t, and finds herself embroiled deeper . . .
Oct 8, 2009: I enjoyed Kat and Mouse. Fast. Funny. Lots of blood between paragraphs. Read it while liveblogging at The Dispatch. Kept me entertained.
Abner Senires has the skills. The chops, as they say in the biz. Writing reads snappy. Characters a little on the diptzy side, though. Lots of action. Good light reading. Very little commas.
Hard to imagine it as a book.
May 1, 2016: I was drawn to this first by the title and then the first couple of paragraphs in the description, though I admit I stopped reading the summary because I was worried it might give too much away. While we’re inundated with zombies, I like the idea of techno-zombies and this just made me like the title even more.
The first episode does a nice job of introducing the dramatic situation and ends with a suitable hook to ensure you keep reading. [more . . .]