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Street thug Riko has some serious issues — memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. And the only people who can help are the mercenaries who think she screwed them over.

In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, where fusing tech and flesh can mean a killing edge or a killer conversion, a massive conspiracy is unfolding t
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Angry Robot
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Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-shelf, sci-fi
What a great surprise! I've read a lot of machine-aug SF and dirty dangerous streets fiction to get a little jaded and ho-hum, but this one has a great flavor from start to finish.

It's all about the voice... and this woman (both the author and the MC) is wickedly delicious. Do you like awesome insults? Snark? The whole UF feel all wrapped up in a shiny dangerous nano package that can eat you from the inside or completely destroy you with a complete corruption of the software? How about being on
Scott Sigler
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book unapologetically throws cyberpunk into a sweaty ménage à trios with AI madness and Cthulhu-cum-tech-zombie foul-mouthed insanity. The resultant gun-slinging, two-fisted, ass-kicking action is non-stop, as is the main character's incredibly, incredibly self-sabotaging bad attitude.

NECROTECH is so full of four-letter jabber it makes PULP FICTION sound like a church sermon. Seriously, if you're even remotely offended by Tourette's-level cursing, this one isn't for you.

We start out with a
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted at my blog: Silicon of the Internet

Title: Necrotech
Author: K. C. Alexander
Genre: Sci-Fi
Subgenre: Cyberpunk/Transhumanist sci-fi
Review by Silicon.



To say I enjoyed this book would be a massive understatement.

Do you like ass-kicking, foul-mouthed, shit-starting heroines? Fast-paced plots that just don't stop the punches? Human & tech integration with ACTUAL CONSEQUENCES and unique dangers?

Publication date is September 1st for ebook & UK, September 6th for
Michael Hicks
Nov 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Necrotech is one of those titles that left me feeling particularly divisive. K.C. Alexander included a great number of things that I enjoyed, but there were also just enough missteps to disappoint.

Perhaps my greatest problem with this book was going into it without the explicit understanding that this is the first book in a series with an overarching plot line. Alexander presents a story where the lead character, Riko, is on a mission to discover what happened to her and her girlfriend during a
Michael Underwood
Necrotech updates 80s-style neon and street attitude cyberpunk for the 21st century. This is cyberpunk with an emphasis on the *punk*. It's in your face, unapologetic, no-holds-barred asskickery. If you love the Miriam Black books, you'll love Necrotech.
Stephanie Embry
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Will review better later. For now: at first I thought this book was going to disappoint. I spotted what looked like a few tropes that had me worried, and I was anxious over how I was going to like the rest. I wanted to love it, I really did.
So--when the rest of the book totally did not at all fall into the tropes I thought I saw coming, I was Ecstatic. This book is refreshing and fun and awesome. Kace is just as fantastic here as she was when she was writing steampunk adventures; perhaps even mo
Sachin Dev
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Angry Robot has had a way of rewarding us readers with the new and the unexpected when it comes to genre fiction, fantasy or science fiction. Books that break current boundaries, set the stratospheric new heights and also define new sub-genres in that process, giving us fiction we didn't know we needed.

Necrotech is the prime shining example of good things to have come out of that process. Rebelliously, ridiculously good things that rank definitely up there among the best. Re-defining the scope
4.5* I was searching for female-written female SciFi protagonists when I stumbled across this gem. Even better: this qualifies as Cyberpunk with the emphasis on Punk, very much in the “the street finds its own use for things” kind of way.

The world is an immersive not-too-far-away future in which climate change (among other issues hinted at) have forced all humanity to live concentrated in a few protected places - mega cities. The Ozone Layer has been burnt away completely. As is usual with Cybe
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some good old school cyberpunk with a suitably large dash of the punk. We've got the usuals - deckers, fixers, runners, and the like all with suitably updated identities and new technology at their hands. The old school still shows through though with a main character's chrome cyber arm and one of the deckers, sorry, projectors having the DNI ports in his neck and back. This book takes the genre, kisses it on the mouth, and finishes with a swift kick in the balls.

It's a good book.

Cyber psychos
C.T. Phipps
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cyberpunk
NECROTECH is probably the most entertaining novel I read in 2017 and is the best way I can finish off this year. I say this as a huge cyberpunk fan and someone who has often felt the genre has suffered since The Matrix. Basically, the original cyberpunks grew up to become thirty something year old people who had to work for a living and were briefly deluded by the tech of Steve Jobs as well as the Clinton Administration into believing the world was getting better.

It took the War on Terror to re
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brutal, calculated, and violent

This is cyberpunk done right. The world is reminiscent of bleak cyberpunk of the 80s. There's nothing pretty about the world because we've screwed it all up, the corps are in control, and nothing is alright.

K C Alexander has written the best cyberpunk I've read in the past decade. In fact I had been avoiding the genre for at least five years and only picked up Necrotech on a whim. I was quite prepared to be disappointed but the let down never came. I'm completely
Matthew Marchitto
They weren't kidding when they said Necrotech reads like a punch to the gut. This book is relentless in the best way.

Necrotech has all the cyberpunk themes I love. Opulent corporate wealth versus the down and dirty world of the runners. And as you'd expect, the corps basically control the government.

Riko is a great character, broken in all the worst ways but still one of the best at her job. There's a constant sense that she's in it only for her self, except when her friends are involved--unles
Liz Neering
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Riko is just the unrepentant, angry, vicious bitch I needed right now. She takes a beating and keeps going. She lives fiercely, and on her own terms. She defends her companions tooth and nail. She makes mistakes and owns the consequences. So must we all, now more than ever.
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
NECROTECH is Killjoys starring Miriam Black, hold the space and magic, add in a side order of crazy-WTF cybernetics. It's crass, violent, and gloriously, unapologetically fun.
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reads like Resident Evil turned up to eleven with no fucks to give. You've got a street thug who had established herself the hard way waking up to find that where she's used to being full of piss and vinegar, now she's got a big, fat hole in her memory and all these irritating feelings. In addition, somewhere in that hole is the reason that she's got a dead teammate and a crew that wants her dead. Riko's tough, but that dynamic hurts to read. She copes by kicking the shit out of people who get i ...more
Carolyn F.
Aug 07, 2017 marked it as could-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I got to page 47 and found all kinds of excuses not to pick up this book. I'll give it a try at some later date.
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed at Thoughts Stained With Ink:

**Copy of Necrotech by K.C. Alexander graciously sent in exchange for an honest review by agent Lisa Rodgers of Jabberwocky Literary Agency**

And honestly, I think the best summation of this book is simply this: holy shit. What a whirlwind of emotions this book takes you through. Though I didn’t empathize with Riko–and gladly didn’t, because I can’t imagine surviving the hell she went through in my own life, nor being as much of a hard-earned badas
Dec 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
I had very high expectations because of this:
And I was very disappointed at first. The main character is clearly female (and good at that). A badass fighter, a casual fuckbuddy with no gender preferences, tough and full of dirty jokes. Maybe I don't expect a certain behaviour because of "parts", maybe I've read enough books with exactly that kind of heroine, maybe I just missed some hints here?
Whatever, it was a solid cyperpunk novel with a poor start, bu
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
I...didn't expect this book to hit me nearly as hard.

I can't tell if I was just fascinated by the HARD edged female protagonist that acted a lot more...I dunno. On the edge? Over the edge? Than I expected her to? Or if it was something else, but I got sucked into this one really hard.

LoveLOVED the worldbuilding. All that stuff about nanoshock, necrotech, the corporations and the difference between living in the slums and living in C-land?

Loved it. Can't wait for book 2.
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it
It's not that this is a bad book per se, but it was not one that I could really connect with. Too much like the OG cyberpunk stuff, but without the shock of the new.
Lisa Shininger
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
Placeholder review but short version is I LOVE IT
Adrian Collins
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Originally posted on Grimdark Magazine. Review by GdM staffer Durand Welsh.

While Necrotech is ostensibly cyberpunk, its darkness and violence are enough to earn it a place in the grimdark sci-fi category. The protagonist, Riko, is a violent, vulgarity spewing “splatter specialist” in a dystopian near-future. She’s got moral ambiguity and her world is a gritty urban hellhole where the tech in your body is as likely to turn you into a monstrous abomination as it is to give you the edge on your com
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
A cybernetics-enhanced mercenary wakes up with no memory of the past few months, in an unknown facility, and as a dangerous situation is about to erupt that costs the
life of her girlfriend. While trying to piece things together, she finds that her own reputation is in the toilet and has to do her best to uncover what happened.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through a giveaway on Goodreads. I don't think it affected my review.

Okay, this is a book in the subgenre of cyberpunk. And I shou
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Fun! Hoping there’s boning in the second book.
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, sci-fi
Necrotech puts the punk back in cyberpunk. It had everything you could want: big bad corporations, bad ass heroine, cybernetic appendages, and tech out the wazoo. It’s fast paced, action packed and even has something new with the corruption aspect of said tech.

Im usually okay with unlikable characters in my fiction but Riko really grated on me. She was full of complete non-stop attitude and anger. So much so that I actually started to sympathize with the other characters in the book for having
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Vampire Book Club and based on a copy provided by the publisher.

In the world of Necrotech, everyone has nanos that allow them to survive the pollution and radiation in the city. When children are conceived, their nanos carve a SIN, a social identification number kind of like a VIN number on a car, into their brain. The SIN provides them access to jobs and health care, but also allows them to be tracked and monitored. Some people choose to have their SIN removed and live o
Rachel Noel
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Free book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is definitely not for everyone. There is an intense amount of colorful language, even more colorful metaphors and violence. That being said, I loved this book! I read all 400+ pages in one day, never wanting to put the book down. If I'd had the right soundtrack playing in the background, I probably would have read it quicker. This is one of those books that hooks me in quick and keeps me guessing. Even after completing the book,
Fraser Simons
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book gives you exactly what you'd expect from the back of the book. It's a cyberpunk action thriller. The protagonist, Riko, wakes up with time missing and has to unravel the mystery of what's happened to her.

It's gritty, it's vulgar all the time. And it's extremely fun. Riko is fleshed out very well. She's a walking, talking mess of contradictions and her humanity shines through brilliantly in a world filled with high-tech cybernetics, nano machines, and augmented reality. She gets beat d
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
I once knew this guy who saw a couple of Kurt Russell movies in the 80's and decided to be a tough guy. He started wearing tank tops. He carried a butterfly knife for protection in the mean hallways of his private school. He took to turning chairs around and straddling them rather than just sitting in them. He then began coupling the chair straddle with pulling out his zippo lighter, flicking it open and lighting it with one smooth motion. He had obviously practiced. A lot.

He was trying too hard
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