No Dogs in Philly

Special Sin

Book 1
June Day Press
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"This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read in some time.  It is in the running for one of the top 5 books for 2015.  I know the year is not even half over, but the book is that good." -Word Refiner

An OpenBooks science fiction best seller of monsters, Gods, and aliens, unlike anything you've ever read.

Philadelphia. Elzi on every corner, cops just itching to crack a skull, and the Gaespora lordin' it up in their high towers while the rest of the filth dribbled down the sewer. Saru had a way out. All she had to do was find the girl, one skinny stray with blue, blue eyes--bluer than anyone had ever seen--and ten million fat bucks were hers. Except someone was killing blue-eyed girls, and they were A-list, major-league, cold-sweat effective. And something about the end of all existence if she failed.
 
No Dogs in Philly is a Lovecraftian Cyberpunk Noir with aliens, monsters, extra-dimensional death Gods and a hardboiled female protagonist. It tackles questions of existence and the role humans play in this particular universe.

Rated R for strong language, mentions of sex, and graphic violence. Contains intense horror and potentially disturbing imagery.

No Dogs in Philly may appeal to fans of H.P. Lovecraft, Neal Stephenson, China Mieville, Dan Simmons, Gyo, Tank Girl, Swamp Thing, Spawn, science fiction, horror, cyberpunk, absurdism, urban fantasy, new weird, weird fiction, slipstream, and speculative fiction.

Keywords: dark books, gritty books, noir books, horror books, weird books, strange books, unique books, different books, controversial books, challenging books, surprising books, unsettling books, disturbing books, bizarre books, unusual books, scary books, absurd books, crazy books, violent books, bloody books, gory books, books like sandman slim, books like snowcrash, books like neal stephenson, books like neil stephenson, books like lovecraft, books like william gibson, books like gibson, books with dark covers, books with female heroines, black humor, quick reads, weird book series, books that make you think, gritty thrillers, dark thrillers, sci fi thrillers, weird thrillers, alien books, monster books, metaphysical books.
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About the author

Andy Futuro is an American writer of speculative fiction, which has been variously categorized science fiction, cyberpunk, horror, noir, metaphysical, absurdist, and dystopian. Futuro's Special Sin series follows a strong female protagonist as she battles aliens, AIs, clones, corporations, psychics, and mutants, on a quest to avert the apocalypse. Futuro's influences include Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, H.P. Lovecraft, Neal Stephenson, Stephen King, Alan Moore, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert, and Hugh Howey. Futuro seeks out and devours the best new books on Amazon, especially dark, gritty, and weird stories. His favorite pastime is browsing free books by indie authors and discovering future classics. When he isn't writing or reading, he is preparing for the alien invasion.

 

The goal of No Dogs in Philly: A Lovecraftian Cyberpunk Noir is to serve readers craving something different and surprising. No Dogs in Philly combines metaphysical horror with gritty cyberpunk and science fantasy elements. A strong female lead replaces the male lead in classic hardboiled noir. The futuristic dystopian setting follows the rules of absurdism. The alien invaders are truly alien. The monsters are truly monstrous. The Gods are truly God-like. And underneath it all is the sense that humans might not be so powerful.

 

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Publisher
June Day Press
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Published on
Jun 8, 2014
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Pages
168
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
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The sequel to the OpenBooks science fiction best seller of monsters, Gods, and aliens, unlike anything you've ever read.
Well, that could’ve gone better. Saru had found the blue-eyed girl alright, but she’d blown up half of Philadelphia in the process. Whoops. Now she was a fugitive, robbed of her implants, relying on her “wits,” hunted by aliens, Gods, and the monstrous spawn of fornicating universes. It was a crap deal, but it wasn’t all bad. She’d stolen a plane, a luxury model with a fully stocked minibar. And she had company, a rogue Gaesporan named John. And there was something strangely liberating about having screwed up so badly you couldn’t really do worse.

Cloud Country is A Dark Sci-Fi Fantasy Thriller with aliens, monsters, extra-dimensional death Gods and a hardboiled female protagonist. It explores the absurdity of human existence through grotesque satire.

RATED R for strong language, mentions of sex, and graphic violence. Contains intense horror and potentially disturbing imagery. Contains brief scenes of torture and animal cruelty.

Cloud Country may appeal to fans of H.P. Lovecraft, Neal Stephenson, China Mieville, Dan Simmons, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Clive Barker, Akira, Alien, Gyo, Tank Girl, Swamp Thing, Spawn, Rick and Morty, Warhammer 40k, Grimdark, science fiction, horror, body horror, cyberpunk, absurdism, urban fantasy, new weird, weird fiction, slipstream, and speculative fiction. 

Keywords: dark books, gritty books, noir books, horror books, weird books, strange books, unique books, different books, controversial books, challenging books, surprising books, unsettling books, disturbing books, bizarre books, unusual books, scary books, absurd books, crazy books, violent books, bloody books, gory books, amoral books, books like sandman slim, books like snowcrash, books like neal stephenson, books like neil stephenson, books like lovecraft, books like william gibson, books like gibson, books with dark covers, books with female heroines, black humor, quick reads, weird book series, books that make you think, gritty thrillers, dark thrillers, sci fi thrillers, weird thrillers, alien books, monster books, metaphysical books, body horror, biological horror, organic horror, visceral horror, venereal horror.
The sequel to the OpenBooks science fiction best seller of monsters, Gods, and aliens, unlike anything you've ever read.
Well, that could’ve gone better. Saru had found the blue-eyed girl alright, but she’d blown up half of Philadelphia in the process. Whoops. Now she was a fugitive, robbed of her implants, relying on her “wits,” hunted by aliens, Gods, and the monstrous spawn of fornicating universes. It was a crap deal, but it wasn’t all bad. She’d stolen a plane, a luxury model with a fully stocked minibar. And she had company, a rogue Gaesporan named John. And there was something strangely liberating about having screwed up so badly you couldn’t really do worse.

Cloud Country is A Dark Sci-Fi Fantasy Thriller with aliens, monsters, extra-dimensional death Gods and a hardboiled female protagonist. It explores the absurdity of human existence through grotesque satire.

RATED R for strong language, mentions of sex, and graphic violence. Contains intense horror and potentially disturbing imagery. Contains brief scenes of torture and animal cruelty.

Cloud Country may appeal to fans of H.P. Lovecraft, Neal Stephenson, China Mieville, Dan Simmons, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Clive Barker, Akira, Alien, Gyo, Tank Girl, Swamp Thing, Spawn, Rick and Morty, Warhammer 40k, Grimdark, science fiction, horror, body horror, cyberpunk, absurdism, urban fantasy, new weird, weird fiction, slipstream, and speculative fiction. 

Keywords: dark books, gritty books, noir books, horror books, weird books, strange books, unique books, different books, controversial books, challenging books, surprising books, unsettling books, disturbing books, bizarre books, unusual books, scary books, absurd books, crazy books, violent books, bloody books, gory books, amoral books, books like sandman slim, books like snowcrash, books like neal stephenson, books like neil stephenson, books like lovecraft, books like william gibson, books like gibson, books with dark covers, books with female heroines, black humor, quick reads, weird book series, books that make you think, gritty thrillers, dark thrillers, sci fi thrillers, weird thrillers, alien books, monster books, metaphysical books, body horror, biological horror, organic horror, visceral horror, venereal horror.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds.

In his youth, Richard “Dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia.

One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived.

In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls.

But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem . . .

Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.

Seeking Sirius, #1 of the Crystal Ceres Time Travel books 

2001 Space Odyssey meets the metaphysics of Interstellar 

240 pages


Alexa Jane Alden is about to claim her happily-ever-after. But before she can complete plans for her wedding on a Bahamas beach, she is hijacked—to a thousand years forward in time and a planet far, far away. 

There is a way back from the future, but only if Alexa can locate a specific mystical Master of Masters. The challenge is finding a master of the universe who keeps his location unknown, and has a habit of vanishing into thin air at will—maybe for forever.

While searching for her way home, Alexa realizes the package entrusted to her care is attracting dangerous attention. The very key for accomplishing her heart’s desire is also one that an ancient murderous computer—with minions desperate to do its bidding—is willing to maim and kill to possess. 

A suspenseful SciFi adventure, woven with metaphysical secrets, Seeking Sirius is all about self-trust, in the midst of chaos.



Interview with the Author: 

Q - Why seeking Sirius? 

A – After consulting with the world-class astronomy department at the University of Texas in Austin (where I studied astronomy as an undergraduate student) I chose the star Sirius because it is 8.6 light years away from Earth and is in the right direction for Alexa to show up on Adalans. Only later did I discover that many cultures through time have considered that star special in metaphysical terms.


Q - How did a certain robot in this story become so advanced?

A - The robot’s creator in the early twenty-first century included instructions for it to continue improving his/its programming and its physical appearance.


Q – In what order should I read the books? 

A – The series does follow a logical thread because the protagonist is on a quest, but each story turns on its own plot. Here’s the sequence: 


Seeking Sirius

Jaguar Transit 

A third novel is in progress, to complete the story


Q - So, why should readers give these books a try? 


A – Seeking Sirius and Jaguar Transit (book #2) are a mix of Science Fiction, Time Travel and Metaphysical genres, with a little romance thrown in. There’s also suspense, as well as action and adventure, to keep you on the edge. 



Seeking Sirius eBook Categories: 


- Time Travel Science Fiction Series

- Science Fiction Suspense Series

- Metaphysical Science Fiction Series

- Action and Adventure Romance Series  

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