reviews
The House of the Rising Gun (Easytown #4) by Brian Parker Book Review 06, Aug

4/5

THE HOUSE OF THE RISING GUN by Brian Parker is the fourth installment of the Easytown series that I an exceptionally fond of. The premise is in the near-future, New Orleans has regained its reputation as a place of debauchery with a cyberpunk twist. If you want to be robot, cyborg, or human prostitutes then this is the place for it. Designer drugs and virtual reality fantasies are alongside the more traditional stuff. Detective Zach Forrest has Easytown as his beat and struggles to stay ahead of the high tech crimes he often finds himself dealing with.

West End Droids and East End Dames (Easytown novels #3) by Brian Parker Book Review 20, Sep

4/5

The Easytown series by Brian Parker is one of the most underrated cyberpunk series presently in production. Cyberpunk hit its heyday in the late 80s/early 90s with William Gibson popularizing the genre with Neuromancer before the Matrix sequels effectively killed it. Actually, I have another theory that technology, the internet, black hat hackers, corporate control, government surveillance, and tranhumanism made the subject no longer science fiction but just an accurate description of 21st century life.

Tears of a Clone (Easytown novels #2) by Brian Parker Book Review 26, Aug

4/5

TEARS OF A CLONE is the second book in the Easytown Novels, which chronicle the adventures of a Deckard-esque detective named Zach Forrest as he does the Homicide Beat in a future New Orleans' Red Light District. I really enjoyed the first novel, THE IMMORALITY CLAUSE, and while I have some issues with the sequel, I think it's quite entertaining throughout.