Necrotech and Nanoshock are brilliant, raunchy, and violent Cyberpunk that will punch you in the brain, and you’ll like it…
K C Alexander has a truly unique voice in books. I have been reading her work for years. I immediately heard that unique style in her first book series in a different genre and I knew I would recognize that unique flavor anywhere I found it. Alexander is a very accomplished story crafter, and in the midst of a deeply personal crisis, and a burst of creative rage at being told what she could and could not write, she created Riko. Lucky for us!
Riko is a street thug, with a diamond steel arm and a penchant for some of the most creative cursing I’ve seen since Miriam Black hit the scene in Blackbirds by the irrepressible Chuck Wendig. She also has a metric fuck-ton of brash and snark that never lets up whether she is fucking, fighting or fleeing. I love her in all of her mightily flawed magnificence. She is a force of her own making.
K C Alexander presents this violent, fast paced, in your face, cyber thrill ride apologetically and with a mega-grittiness aptly described as “Razor blades for your brain.” Both Necrotech and Nanoshock are whirlwinds of violence, sex, blinding color, pounding music, designer drugs, guns, knives and muscle. The author has a real gift for some well polished prose and nearly poetic sarcasm and snark.
Riko is constantly at odds with her own, self-sabotaging behavior.She is gender queer and goes after whatever she likes, women, men, and sometimes both at once. She’s relentless, angry, and when she cuts loose, it is with stellar abandon. She is also in some seriously bad straights for a mercenary who had decent amount of cred to her name. Add a hair-trigger temper that belies her true feelings and a life of pain as the best teacher, and you have one of the most memorable characters I’ve read both in and out of this genre.
Riko’s story is the epitome of cyberpunk low-life high-tech with serious life threatening, consequences, a near future of ecological destruction, and completely corrupted corporate control that creates wars within the over crowded metropolis areas with the gangs that struggle for control and cred in the roughest parts of the huge cities. Riko’s cred is in the shitter and she can’t figure out who is targeting her. She can’t remember the past 3 months. and she won’t stop till she gets the answers she needs or dies trying.
These books are a seriously fun, raunchy, cyber-ride. Highly recommended for lovers of cyberpunk that need a book that grabs your face and squeezes, really hard.
Necrotech: Street thug Riko has some serious issues—memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. And the only people who can help are the mercenaries who think she screwed them over. In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, where fusing tech and flesh can mean a killing edge or a killer conversion, a massive conspiracy is unfolding that will alter the course of the human condition forever. With corporate meatheads on her ass and a necro-tech blight between her and salvation, Riko is going to have to fight meaner, work smarter, and push harder than she’s ever had to. And that’s just to make it through the day.
Nanoshock: Being a mercenary isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when Riko’s hard-won reputation has taken a hard dive into fucked. Now she’s fair game for every Tom, Dick and Blow looking to score some cred. In this city, credibility means everything — there’s no room for excuses. She still doesn’t know what she did to screw up so badly, and chasing every gone-cold lead is only making it worse. Without help and losing ground fast, Riko has a choice: break every rule of the street on her search for answers… or die trying.
About the Author:
K C Alexander is the author of Necrotech – a transhumanist sci-fi called “a speed freak rush” by NYT bestseller Richard Kadrey and “a violent thrillride” by award-nominated Stephen Blackmoore.
She co-wrote Mass Effect: Andromeda: Nexus Uprising with NYT bestseller Jason M. Hough, Bioware’s first novelization for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Other credits consist of short stories to Fireside magazine and a contribution to Geeky Giving.
Specialties include voice-driven prose, imperfect characters, and reckless profanity. Also, creative ways to murder the deserving – in fiction. Probably. She champions mental health awareness and prefers animals to people. And she writes anything she wants to.