Neon Empire

Publishers Weekly

“Fans of SF thrillers will enjoy this colorful high-tech mystery and its echoes of the present-day hunger for likes, favorites, and going viral.”

Kirkus Review

"Sci-fi fans will want to read this story of #SocialMediaDystopianism before it becomes a reality."

Neon Literary Magazine UK

“Hugely engaging, strange, dangerous and quite unlike anything you’ve read before. Original, techno-paranoid sci-fi at its finest.”

Praise for Neon Empire

Publishers Weekly

“Fans of SF thrillers will enjoy this colorful high-tech mystery and its echoes of the present-day hunger for likes, favorites, and going viral.”

Kirkus Review

"Sci-fi fans will want to read this story of #SocialMediaDystopianism before it becomes a reality."

Neon Literary Magazine UK

“Hugely engaging, strange, dangerous and quite unlike anything you’ve read before. Original, techno-paranoid sci-fi at its finest.”

About Drew Minh

I am a former digital advertising executive in Los Angeles, with behind-the-scenes knowledge of our current social media and data revolution. Experiences in this world opened my eyes to the potential misuse of this technology. You can read about some of my experiences (and how they shaped Neon Empire): Generation #Ad, Engines of Polarization and We're All in a Tabloid Now.

Before moving to LA, I lived in Barcelona and Paris, where I worked as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and digital consultant. I've had fiction published in 3AM Magazine, Word Riot, Litro Magazine, and other publications. I also wrote a fictional crime column for weekly newspapers in Spain.

Books

Neon Empire (CCB, Rare Bird Books, 2019)

In a state-of-the-art city where social media drives every aspect of the economy, a has-been Hollywood director and an investigative journalist race to uncover the relationship between a rising tide of violence and corporate corruption.

Nomad X (Atropos, 2012)

2003. Paris, Berlin, Barcelona & London. Neocon hysteria is pushing us to the brink of war. Unrest spreads across Europe. A mysterious guerrilla artist is subverting the masses.

Barcelona: City of Crime (Various, 2011)

Barcelona. A city famed for its beauty, feared for its legendary thieves. Larry Kovaks is the city's premier tourist detective. 19 real cases of fraud and deceit against tourists. 19 thrilling stories of bare-knuckled justice brought to the city on the Med by the one and only Larry Kovaks.

Bedroom Revolutionaries (out of print)

News

I am currently working on a continuation to Neon Empire, called Beyond Empire. It takes place one year after the events in Neon Empire, in radically new surroundings.

Led by an eccentric media magnate, a group of disillusioned influencers take over a small island in the Seychelles, hoping to create their own private, unconnected paradise. But their peace is soon threatened by outside attention, and their leader becomes paranoid and deranged, sensing betrayal in her ranks.

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Contact

Drop me a line. You can also follow some nonfiction work that I occasionally post to Medium.