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Length: 79 pages

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  • File Size: 187 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00457XJHU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Derek J. Canyon is a young adult and science fiction author living in the perilous wilderness east of Seattle.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Patrick Daily on December 28, 2010
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All three of the stories were great reads. "Angel" was good and fast with a twist at the end. "Gift Horse" was an excellent story of double-cross and revenge. "Money is Everything" is a nice introduction to Mr. Canyon's main character in the novel "Dead Dwarves Don't Dance", Noose, the dwarven Cyber-merc. The title of the last story made me laugh after reading "Gift Horse", you'll understand when you read it. All together these three give you an idea of what the world is like in this cyberpunk future. I'd say it feels like Shadowrun without magic, if you get my drift. That's a good thing. I love the genetic engineering aspect and hope to see much more of this world in the near future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D on December 15, 2010
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I actually read Dead Dwarves Don't Dance before reading this one, so I found it to be a perfect follow up. The 3 stories here are interesting and also different from each other, all while existing in the same universe and being loosely connected. Quite a feat!

Probably "Angel" was my favorite of the three, but both it and the second one "Gift Horse" kept me burning through the pages.

It's a good appetizer that sets up the main course (Dead Dwarves Don't Dance) very nicely.

I have the same complaint about both books though, they ended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By xsquid on April 25, 2011
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Years ago a was a fan of the Shadowrun series and searching for that brought me to this collection of stories. Overall I'd have to give them a thumbs up with a 4.5 stars but rounding up it has to be 5. Each story led into the next with an introduction of future characters, what was unique to me was the characters selected to carry the storyline. The first, Angel, was very interesting until the end when I have to admit I lost track of what occurred, this story I'd have to place at 3 stars or "ok". The second story, Gift Horse earns 5 star and brought a new meaning to the expression "revenge is a dish best served cold". The third, Money is Everything, was the best, also clocking in at 5 stars. This gave us a lead into the authors future protagonist Noose, a hard nosed dwarf or "gimli" to use the non polite term. Lumped together these stories open the doors to a new future cyberpunk world where neohumans are bred for specific purposes for the benefit of their corporate masters. I've already grabbed the followup novel "Dead Dwarves Don't Dance" of which there was a sample with this short story collection. If you aren't a fan of cyberpunk but do enjoy action in your story this will still work for you I think, overall the cyber augmentation of the characters doesn't seem to be as in your face as the old Shadowrun universe. Enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Yu on December 22, 2010
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Good stuff. Good writing, good editing. I like the cover art too. A quality piece of writing. The author plunges you into a bright and dark world of the future. The images are still burned in my head. Grisly and vivid.
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Just finished Canyon's collection of short stories/novellas Dead Dwarves, Dirty Deeds. First off the volume is going to cost you a paltry 99 cents so it's a great bargain for what you get. The stories read incredibly fast, and the stories i felt got better as we dug deeper into this world that Canyon was attempting to explore. That being said if you are unfamiliar with the Shadowrun/Cyberpunk world then some of what you read is probably going to soar right over your head.

Canyon's world seems to have such potential but it just rushes by you in the fast lane over what few pages he is able to spend per story. He really seems to hit his stride in the final story and i finally felt like i was getting to see the gritty side of the Atlanta Metroplex Archology that he had been hinting at for the last several stories. His character, Noose is your typical dark future character. He knows it all, he's seen it all, and he's done it all. I enjoy that guy in my books some may not. I am a bit unfamiliar with the Shadowrun world as I preferred Cyberpunk to the magic enfused world of SR, but i enjoyed what i read, and enjoyed the sample of Canyon's sequel/full length book Dead Dwarves Don't Dance

Looking forward to reading it, and think that with more of Canyon's stylish take on Shadowrun, and the Dark Future I could really get into this author.
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By D. V. Wasson on November 24, 2012
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The Atlanta underworld of this storyline is interesting. I didn't like the characters. They were too cold-blooded and mean-spirited. The prison break story's end I didn't see coming. That is unusual because I have read sf and f, all my life and I generally can predict the end. The interplay and conflict between the characters was normal for underworld stories.
The idea of genetically engineered dwarves was interesting, I never found out why. Reviving someone a death's door to return to the life of a crimelord is a new one.

The character of Noose continues into DEAD DWARVES DON'T DANCE. I didn't like him well enough to finish reading the novel which follows him on his quest for revenge on the deaths of the dwarves at the nightclub. I may get curious later on.
If you like very dark and nasty noir this is the book for you.
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By BAARDA on February 27, 2012
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Short ebook that is interesting reading and as usual I'm rating this ebook ***** the same as all ebooks I like. If you agree with me or not, buy this ebook, rate it and write your review. Your opinion is important as the ratings are measure of how the common people like you and I, apreciate the ebooks offered by Amazon. Have a nice cool day.
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