A lifelong fan of science and science fiction, Carlyle Edmundson is a blogger and aspiring filmmaker from North Carolina. His first book, The Arcology, launched the Lance Canela series, which hits on modern social issues with a dystopian, cyberpunk style.
Who are your favorite authors?
As a huge sci-fi buff, a lot of my favorite authors come from that genre. William Gibson, Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke... but I also enjoy hardboiled detective classics as well, like Raymond Chandler.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing long-form stories in the 7th grade, but obviously those weren't very good. I do credit them with giving me a lot of experience, however, and I doubt I could have reached this point without all the practice that provided. I actually hated writing in elementary school, oddly enough; I've always chalked that up to being forced into writing according to narrow prompts that left little room for creativity. Not how I'd go about fostering a love of writing in children.
The adventures of a noir-obsessed private detective in the dystopian future city of Kindred. Can old-fashioned tactics triumph against dangerous hackers, megacorporations, and massive Arcologies, or will Lance have to embrace new ideas and revolutionary philosophies to aid the city's victims?
To find a gamer's killer, private detective Lance Canela must login to the Augmented Reality Game, Resonance. But even in a virtual world, the machinations of the megacorps are always in motion. What secret lies within the game’s servers, and how does it relate to the strange girl waiting for her murdered friend to return? Find out in The Resonance Enigma, Book 3 in the Dystopian Detective series.
When P.I. Lance Canela's contact, Wyatt, is driven underground by the followers of the crusading hacker Eidolon, he figures it's karma. Until Wyatt calls in a favor—digging up dirt on his enemies. An unpleasant task, made worse when Lance is stuck working with a clickbait blogger in search of controversy. But as Lance gets to know what Eidolon stands for, he's less certain he's on the right side.
In the corporate-dominated future, it's hard to get by on your own, but Lance Canela is determined to live up to his hardboiled heroes from a century past. That is, until he's dragged into the colliding worlds of the ultra-rich atop the Arcology and the exploited poor at its base, where Lance must face the realities of a rough-and-tumble life... or a missing girl may be lost forever.