European science fiction author Ryan A. Span is the creative mind behind the popular online cyberpunk serial Street. The first two installments, published by Gryphonwood, are Empathy and Clairvoyance. Ryan runs the Woods writing group on the Gryphonwood forums, and aside from reading and writing he is a dedicated (and deadly!)sport fencer. Visit him online at www.streetofeyes.com.
In the future, telepathy is no longer a fantasy; it's a job. Gina- just Gina- is a woman with no future, trying to make her living along the Street of Eyes, where people go to hire the desperate and the suicidal for their unique services. She is one of the sellers, the new underclass, who use "third eye" or "Spice"- a powerful drug that gives them the ability to read minds- as their way of making ends meet. The drug has only one downside- it drives the user insane. Gina no longer cares about the risks and is content to go on the way she has for years, not knowing fate has something very different in store for her when she accepts a mysterious job from an unusual buyer. Before she knows it, Gina finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mystery, hunted by gangs and madmen, consorting with hackers and assassins, and all the while trying to keep her mind from coming apart at the seams. Street: Empathy is the first volume of the acclaimed online series STREET.
While cyberpunk fans wait for the next Neuromancer or Blade Runner to get excited about, Street may be something to pique their interest. And who knows... in twenty years, somebody may write a cyberpunk novel or film a movie based on Street. -- Cyberpunk Review, March 27, 2008
Buy Street- Empathy
Stranded in a hostile country, separated from her friends, and haunted by terrible visions, telepath Gina Hart is in a bad position. Worse, she might be the only one capable of stopping an all-out war between the people who want her for their own purposes. Now it's just a question of how much more she can take. The acclaimed STREET trilogy continues in this thrilling second installment.
Buy Street- Clairvoyance