Shadow of a Dead Star
Praise for Shadow of a Dead Star:"Call it TechNoir. Call it CyberPulp. Just so long as you call it original." - William Vitka, Writer & Journalist"A nightmarish world of synthetic humans, hard-talking hackers and the kind of technology you thought only existed in Blade Runner." - Icy Sedgwick,... show more
Praise for Shadow of a Dead Star:"Call it TechNoir. Call it CyberPulp. Just so long as you call it original." - William Vitka, Writer & Journalist"A nightmarish world of synthetic humans, hard-talking hackers and the kind of technology you thought only existed in Blade Runner." - Icy Sedgwick, independent reviewer"Something different and refreshing. It pulled out emotions long forgotten in reading piles of similar books, and reminded me of why it's important to take a chance on something new every now and then." - Jessica, Goodreads reviewerOverview:Shadow of a Dead Star is the first installment of cyberpunk trilogy, The Wonderland Cycle, its high-tech setting shot through with much older, classic detective noir DNA to form something fiercely unique that has been exciting and surprising reviewers left, right and centre. More Praise for Michael Shean:"Shean's writing rips you out of your comfortable chair and hurls you directly into the story. It is one thing for a writer to write a story about a dark and brooding place, it is something entirely different when the reader can actually feel the coldness and the despair emanate from the page." - Karen DeLabar, independent reviewer"A futuristic crime thriller that hits the ground running and never pauses for breath. It reminds you of Blade Runner and Shadowrun, but never comes off as derivative, having a unique and well rounded take on a genre." - Joshua Bumgarner, Amazon ReviewerFans of cyberpunk, classic noir and crime thrillers alike will want to seek out these other titles by Curiosity Quills Press:Bone Wires: Set in the same Wonderland Cycle universe as Shadow of a Dead Star, a CivPro detective pursues the elusive Spine Thief.Redeye: Stay tuned for the exciting sequel to Shadow of a Dead Star, due later this year!The Stein & Candle Detective Agency: For lovers of detective noir with a horror twist, search out Michael Panush's "zombie noir" series.The Zona: For those who like their dystopias laced with moral ambiguity and religious zealotry, Nathan L Yocum's post-apocalyptic action-adventure will satisfy your appetite.
Publish date: December 1st 2011
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
Series: The Wonderland Cycle (#1)
“Shadow of a dead star” is the first book in the “Wonderland cycle” series and it had me gripped on the first page. Set in a Cyberpunk future Seattle 2078- Michael Shean’s classic noir style of writing and flowing descriptions bring that dystopian world alive vividly. The author holds nothing back i...
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 3boobs:2bombs:3bondage: 2blasphemy: 3I bought this book based on the reader reviews here at GR. In retrospect, I agree with most of the points that John Peters wrote on 27 April 2012. However, I would have liked to see a lot more sex and violence. I'm just that kind of read...
If you're a fan of detective stories, but feel like every single one is the same as the one before, welcome to your answer. I'm not sure whether to call Shadow of a Dead Star cyberpunk, tech noir, or a crime thriller. What I can say without a doubt, is that it's wonderfully original! Ready to step o...