Grudge Punk by John McNee is a highly-satisfying collection of interrelated short stories.
In the Grudge, people are machines and the city is alive. These stories are filled with squid-men and sentient sewers, but they also deal with human issues like unattainable beauty, political corruption, labor relations and religious faith.
This genre-defying collection evokes Raymond Carver, H.P. Lovecraft, Philip K. Dick and Geoffrey Chaucer. McNee has developed a rich and fascinating world without losing sight of the human (or whatever they are) stories at the heart of this collection. [subscribe2]