When Gravity Fails

George Alec Effinger
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When Gravity Fails


Set in an alternate Earth where the great powers had collapsed and left the world split into small warring states. In the Budayeen, the red-light district of an unamed Arab country a murderer (or two?) stalks the street.

A cyberpunk Raymond Chandler novel that obviously influenced Jon Courtney Grimwood's Effendi trilogy and which would would have impressed me more had I read it first.