#12: Cyberpunk Noir Detective Stories With Author Austin Dragon

Austin Dragon writes several sci fi series, including his cyberpunk detective series Liquid Cool. He describes this story as Blade Runner meets The Maltese Falcon.

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Show Notes: What You’ll Find in Episode 12

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Interview With Cyberpunk Author Austin Dragon

When it comes to his favorite works in the cyberpunk genre, Austin Dragon prefers the term “cyber noir”, so in this episode we talk through that. Austin also shares why he’s played homage to popular cyberpunk books you will recognize when naming books in this series, and much more.

Here’s a list of questions I asked Austin:

  • In this show, we discuss “the punks”, and today we’re talking about cyberpunk. Since everyone has their own take on the term, how do you define it and what do you consider in-bounds?
  • On a related note, in this interview, we’ll be talking about your cyberpunk detective series. Tell us a little more about this awesomeness and how you feel cyberpunk detective stories are distinct from other detective stories.
  • Take us through your cyberpunk titles, for anyone who hasn’t jumped in with your work yet. What can readers expect from your books?

Austin’s book list!

  • You have some really fun titles that play off of popular or well-known stories in this genre. Can you give us a bit more detail on those, or talk about why you chose this approach or how you’ve played homage to stories from writers like Philip K. Dick?
  • Take us through your creative process for your cyberpunk works. How is it different (if at all) from your process for non-cyberpunk genres?
  • Why do you feel more people need to be reading cyberpunk right now? Is there anything you hope to see in the cyberpunk community, in 2018 or beyond?

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