by Time of Assassins Literary Guild

CHEAP LIVES AND HARD DRIVES is a collection of groans cloaked in the cyberpunk genre. This is a response towards the menacing future matured by the dangers of capitalism and the Information Age. In “The Cyberzone,” the people dream to be unshackled. A violent dissonance between modernization and revolution boils at the heart of the “The Woman Who Had Two Pistols.” The cruelty of a police state is imagined in “The Manila That Was.” Beauty reduced to mere commodity is pondered upon in “Iam Android.” The idea of a future in a state of fatigue is explored in “It Took The Night For Us To Believe.” These stories by The Time of Assassins reflect the rough facets of a bleak tomorrow nearing its arrival— or forever arriving in a shattered present.