T.R. Napper

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T. R. Napper is an award-winning short story writer. His work has appeared in annual Year's Best Anthologies, and in highly respected magazines in the US, the UK, Australia, and Singapore. His work has been translated into French, Hebrew, German, and Vietnamese.

T. R. Napper is also a former diplomat and aid worker, having lived and worked throughout Southeast Asia for over a decade delivering humanitarian programs. He is a scholar of East and Southeast Asian literature, and has a creative writing doctorate in Noir, Cyberpunk, and Asian Modernity.

He does not own a cat.

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"Cyberpunk reimagined from an angle we haven't seen before. Wildly imaginative, starkly realised, and deeply human."
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"Bringing together twelve bleak, powerful short stories into a single volume, this paints a suitably, at times harrowingly grim picture of a not too distant future. Across a deliberately jumbled, back-and-forth timeline Napper explores tales of des..." Read more of this review »
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"I was given this ARC of Neon Leviathan by the editor of Grimdark Magazine, for whom I write some reviews under my own name for his magazine blog. I am publishing this review under my own brand, and my affiliation with Grimdark Magazine as an unpai..." Read more of this review »
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""Everything is memory, save the thin edge of the present."

I was kindly given an eArc of this book by Adrian at Grimdark Magazine. This in now way affects my review of the book.

I've always thought the generations born in the 20th century are a litt..." Read more of this review »
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The book has some interesting ideas, some of them way ahead of their time. But this does not make up for the stultifying dullness of the novel.

The protagonist - Alvin - is neither well-developed or interesting. Even if he did engage the reader (he
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