The Failed Cities (Definitive Edition)
In 2006 The Failed Cities Monologues debuted as a weekly podcast fiction series. Six years and over a million downloads later this stunning work of dystopian futurism has been collected, for the first time, in an omnibus edition ebook featuring brand new stories and extra content. Return to the streets of the Failed Cities or walk them for the first time. In either case... enter at your own risk. More
Eight lives. Two cities. One story.
In a hardboiled dystopian future, one major American city has been divided in two. Separated by much more than a river, one side is an unfinished technological marvel populated by mega-skyscrapers where the wealthy live, work, and play. The other is a forsaken wasteland where order is strictly maintained by a rogue group of cleric soldiers known as the street preachers.
But this dichotomy is about to change. Slowly, quietly, clandestine forces are working to undermine the small piece of redemption the street preachers have brought to their concrete flocks. In the face of watching their second chance crumble to dust, some will fight to stop it. Others will kill to make it happen.
A bold experiment in fiction, THE FAILED CITIES MONOLOGUES are told from the shifting perspectives of the characters who inhabit this world, twisted noir archetypes and cyberpunk warriors. Their lives and their stories are linked together by conspiracy, fate... and blood.
In its original incarnation as a weekly podcast fiction series, THE FAILED CITIES MONOLOGUES garnered a battalion of diehard listeners and fans as well as numerous award nominations. Since its first episode those fans have been clamoring to read the story of the Failed Cities on the page.
After six years their demands have finally been met, and the original, unabridged monologues have been collected into an omnibus edition ebook featuring brand new, never-before-released fiction as well as an array of extra content that will take readers behind the story.
THE FAILED CITIES (DEFINITIVE EDITION) is the ultimate experience for longtime fans as well as new readers walking the streets of the Failed Cities for the first time.