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3 books in series: Audran Sequence

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When Gravity Fails
by George Alec Effinger

Series: Audran Sequence
Book 1 of 3
In a decadent world of cheap pleasures and easy death, Marid Audrian has kept his independence the hardway. Still, like everything else in the Budayeen, heís availableÖfor a price. For a new kind of killer roams the streets of the Arab ghetto, a madman whose bootlegged personality cartridges range from a sinister James Bond to a sadistic disemboweler named Khan. And Marid Audrian has been made an offer he canít refuse. The 200-year-old ďgodfatherĒ of the Budayeenís underworld has enlisted Marid as his instrument of vengeance. But first Marid must undergo the most sophisticated of surgical implants before he dares to confront a killer who carries the power of every psychopath since the beginning of time.
future world where many characters are trans
transgender, queered culture, race, class, Middle Eastern 1987 Adult

A Fire in the Sun
by George Alec Effinger

Series: Audran Sequence
Book 2 of 3
Marid Audran has become everything he once despised. Not so long ago, he was a hustler in the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized future Earth. Back then, as often as not, he didn't have the money to buy himself a drink. But he had his independence. Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the Budayeen, a man whose power stretches across a shattered, crumbling world. During the day, Marid is a policemanÖand Bey's personal envoy to the police. His new position has brought him money and power which he would abandon in a moment if he could return to a life of neither owning nor being owned. Which, unfortunately, isn't one of his options. It's also not an issue. For something dark is afoot. Something that is sending the city into chaos. Helping a child-mutilator to avoid arrest. Sending a killer to murder Marid's partner. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their remains. Signs point to the hand of Abu Adil--the one man in the city whose power rivals Friedlander Bey's. Whatever happens next, it's not going to be good news for Marid AudranÖ
diverse future, most characters are trans
transgender, queered culture, race, class, Middle Eastern 1989 Adult

The Exile Kiss
by George Alec Effinger

Series: Audran Sequence
Book 3 of 3
MarÓd Audran has risen from hustling on the streets of the decadent Budayeen ghetto to being the right-hand man of one of the Maghreb's most feared men. As an enforcer for the powerful Friedlander Bey, MarÓd is just beginning to enjoy his newfound wealth and privilege, when he and Bey are betrayed by a rival and accused of murder. Sentenced to exile and abandoned to die in the vast Arabian desert, MarÓd and Bey must somehow survive the searing sands and make their way back to the now-hostile Budayeen--and, then, take their vengeance.
diverse future, most characters are trans
transgender, queered culture, race, class, Middle Eastern 1991 Adult

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