Austin Dragon : These Mean Streets, Darkly (Cyberpunk Short Story): A Liquid Cool Prequel

These Mean Streets, Darkly (Cyberpunk Short Story): A Liquid Cool Prequel

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fiction & Literature

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science fiction thrillers, mystery detective thrillers, Michael Crichton, Hugh Howey

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59 pages





Publication Date

July 31, 2015



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THESE MEAN STREETS, DARKLY the prequel to the cyberpunk detective series, Liquid Cool.

It’s a world of colossal skyscrapers. Hovercars fly above in the dark, rainy skies and gray people walk below on the grimy, hard streets in the “Neon Jungle.” Uber-governments and megacorporations fight for control of the supercity, but so does crime.

An average woman, Carol—hardworking and decent in every way— loses her daughter to the psycho Red Rabbit. Can Police Central find the girl in time—alive? And is it really a random, senseless kidnapping in the fifty-million-plus city?

There are a million victims and perpetrators in this High-Tech, Low-Life World. This is one of those stories…before we meet our private eye (and unlikely hero), Cruz, in the debut novel, Liquid Cool!

Editorial Reviews


'In this fascinating short story, Dragon draws a picture of a future "MegaCity ", drawing on current trends (or what people think are currently trends) drawn out into their logical escalation. He writes in a very familiar and affectionate style, reminding me of Ohenry.' Michael Wood

'This should be in movie or mini-series form it is a twist on film noir and sci fi I loved it.' Kindle Customer

'Short intro does a great job setting up an immersive world. Mr. Dragon is very descriptive author and I look forward to finishing this story in the full novel.' Jeremy

'Cyber Punk fantastic. Energetic fast paced exceptional good read. Kept you want more and busy.Loved the book' Cheryl Nichols

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