Back in 2018 I wrote a novel called New Clone City, which was published by The Wild Word:
“New Clone City is Literary Cyberpunk for Today’s Dystopian Era
An urban fiction thriller set in a cyberpunk world, New Clone City tells the story of a down-at-heel metropolis. A melting pot of tribes, technology, poverty, and chaos. New Clone City is a rollicking compulsive read, as queer and captivating as its inhabitants.This is a slipstream world where a refugee crisis looms, the environment is in chaos, and an authoritarian political movement threatens the very fabric of the city. These dark forces battle a colourful cast of heroes, from anarchist rednecks to genderfluid sex workers. Mike Hembury’s prose is urgent, sexy and “unprecedented”. Sharp and poetic, compelling and passionate, the political and environmental themes resonate for these troubling times. This is a novel to be read today.“
You can find more of the publisher’s background info here.
I’m also very happy to say that the book was also included in Exberliner Magazine’s list of Hot Summer Reads.
Here’s an audio excerpt from New Clone City. This chapter is about a refugee camp and is called “Fuji City”.
Reactions to New Clone City:
“A hell of a ride“
“New Clone City is a lush, multi-layered rollercoaster through an alternate reality—one populated by genderfluid sex workers, anarchist rednecks, and worshippers of the Church of Kali. It’s surreal, unprecedented, and hot as hell.“
Jane Flett, Author of Mashnotes
“Bladerunner meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo—but with a sense of humanity and humor that’s very much the author’s own. A vivid and compelling exploration of important themes that resonate in our current semi-apocalyptic era. An Amazonian-trans hero, CGI panthers, and steamy sex …oh my! Readers, you’re not in Kansas anymore.“
Maria Behan, Writer and columnist
“A wild ride through a perfectly crafted world. If action is your love, this is a book for you, if intrigue is what you like this is a book for you, if you are a sci-if fan this is your book. Throw in a dash of Eastern mysticism, add a dose of politically important persuasion and you have New Clone City.“
Tim Clark, Writer and blogger