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AJCarrington

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« on: (09:33:08/06-01-19) »
Figured I'd create a separate thread to pull all the links for various parts of this series as they come out:

The Frame Job, Part 1: Yu


THE FIRST SHADOWRUN FICTION SET IN THE SIXTH WORLD EDITION OF THE GAME!


FIVE RUNNERS. ONE JOB. AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE...

It should have been a simple walk in the corp. Stroll into a mid-level corporation disguised as a nameless mid-level manager in a suit, deliver an unknown data package to an isolated network, and stroll out again.

But nothing is ever simple in the shadows.

Now five shadowrunners are on the run themselves. Framed by their employer, the mysterious Mr. Johnson, and marked for termination by every hired cop, corp security, and fellow shadowrunner in Seattle, the team must find out who set them up, why they did it, and figure out how to deliver payback—without getting killed in the process.

The Frame Job, Part 1 is the first in a brand-new, six-novella story set in the gritty, dark future, magic-and-machine world of Shadowrun. This ZIP file contains both the Kindle (.mobi) and the ebook versions of the story.

The Frame Job, Part 2: Emu


PART TWO OF THE ORIGINAL SHADOWRUN SIXTH WORLD EDITION NOVELLA SERIES!

FIVE RUNNERS. ONE JOB. AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE...

Now that the shadowrunning team knows they've been double-crossed by one of the largest megacorps in the Sixth World, they've got two jobs to do: clear their name and deliver payback with a vengeance.

While hiding out on the outskirts of Seattle, Aussie rigger Emu begins taking steps toward that exact plan by trying to find out who set them up with Knight Errant, but she's also got other problems; juggling an outstanding mob debt and handling a side courier run for a friend in exchange for intel on the corp Johnson.

However, even the best laid plans can go wrong, and Emu has to find a way to accomplish all all three jobs while staying one step ahead of her enemies...and their bullets.

Note: This ZIP file contains both the ebook and Kindle (.mobi) versions of this story.

The Frame Job, Part 3: Rude


PART THREE OF THE ORIGINAL SHADOWRUN SIXTH WORLD EDITION NOVELLA SERIES!

FIVE RUNNERS. ONE JOB. AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE...

After being double-crossed by one of the largest megacorps in the Sixth World, the shadowrunner team sets their own plans in motion: clear their names and deliver payback with a vengeance.

Rude didn’t have much planned after the Telestrian run…sleep in and wait for his share of the payday. But when Zipfile calls asking him to run stealthy back-up on Yu’s meet with the Johnson for payment, the troll heads to the warehouse district to keep an eye on things…and finds a lot more than he bargained for.

Now, after fighting his way through the high-level ambush that nearly killed Yu, Rude hits the streets looking for information on who tried to kill them…and who hired them to do it.

But in Seattle, it’s always good to remember that the streets can hit back…and often do…

This ZIP file contains both the ebook and the Kindle (.mobi) editions of the story.

AJCarrington

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« Reply #1 on: (08:31:13/07-27-19) »
Part 6 just dropped...series is now complete ;D

Shadowrun: The Frame Job, Part 4: Frostburn


PART FOUR OF THE ORIGINAL SHADOWRUN SIXTH WORLD EDITION NOVELLA SERIES!

FIVE RUNNERS. ONE JOB. AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE...

After being double-crossed by one of the largest megacorps in the Sixth World, the shadowrunner team sets their own plans in motion: clear their names and deliver payback with a vengeance.

Before they can put their plans into action, Frostburn needs to check on her family to make sure they haven't been targeted by the megacorp for payback. But her complicated relationship with the rest of her family is strained even further when a relative falls under the sway of a charismatic activist who has dark designs on Frostburn and her family...and will go to any lengths to get what he wants—including sacrificing idealistic kids to a doomed run against a corporation.

Before the night is over, Frostburn will have to draw on every bit of magic and street smarts she has to both save her relative and survive...

This file contains both the Kindle (.mobi) and the ebook versions of the story.

Shadowrun: The Frame Job, Part 5: Zipfile



PART FIVE OF THE ORIGINAL SHADOWRUN SIXTH WORLD EDITION NOVELLA SERIES!


FIVE RUNNERS. ONE JOB. AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE...

After being double-crossed by one of the largest megacorps in the Sixth World, the shadowrunner team sets their own plans in motion: clear their names and deliver payback with a vengeance.

While everyone else is running around in the real world, the team’s resident decker, Zipfile, takes to the Matrix to find out all she can about who set them up and who that Johnson was working for. If she can get those answers, they’ll be one step closer getting their sweet revenge.

But the infinite pixels of the Matrix only lead to more questions at first, until the resourceful dwarf approaches their problem from a new angle…that nearly gets her and another team member killed.

Before their run is over, Zipfile uncovers even more danger in the neon sprawl of the Matrix…and those bits and bytes of data could prove more deadly than anything in the meat world…

This file contains both the Kindle (.mobi) and the ebook versions of the story.

Shadowrun: The Frame Job, Part 6: Retribution



THE THRILLING CONCLUSION OF THE FRAME JOB SERIES!

Double-crossed. Ambushed. One, and possibly two megacorps out for their heads...

Yu, Emu, Rude, Frostburn, and Zipfile have been through a lot in the last few days. Their backs are against the wall. And when that happens, there’s only one thing left to do—come out swinging (or in Rude’s case, shooting).

Their recon and data-gathering has all paid off. They know who to hit, where to hit them, and how. Now all they gotta do is infiltrate a heavily secure corp building in a busy business area of Seattle in broad daylight and bring it down…from the inside. And all that stands in their way is Mr. Johnson himself, corp security, and another hundred and one things that could go wrong…

And, assuming they can pull this mission off, there’s still the matter of the second Johnson who hired them…and who might want to ensure there are no loose ends after this job. Will the Frame Job be the team's last one, or will they use everything they have to find a way to come out on top?

This file contains both the Kindle (.mobi) and the ebook versions of the story.

Katanarchist

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« Reply #2 on: (11:05:46/07-27-19) »
I'd been waiting for this to all be released before I started reading, as I wanted to make sure there wouldn't be any downtime once I began.

Picked up part one last night. I'm only about a third into it, but so far it's interesting.

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« Reply #3 on: (16:54:31/07-27-19) »
Are there any plans to collect these in one volume?

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« Reply #4 on: (17:28:49/08-20-19) »
Are there any plans to collect these in one volume?
I'm also waiting for a single volume... plus the idea of paying $24 for all the individual shorts is a bit steep for me.
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« Reply #5 on: (18:53:15/08-21-19) »
Nothing that I’ve heard of, but one never knows. If they do, I would not expect it anytime in the near future.

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« Reply #6 on: (18:03:25/09-21-19) »
Complete series is now available as a print compilation:



The Complete Frame Job
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« Reply #7 on: (14:33:49/09-24-19) »
Sweet. Purchased.

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« Reply #8 on: (14:35:52/09-24-19) »
XXX...really?

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« Reply #9 on: (14:56:03/09-24-19) »
XXX...really?

A really poor attempt to create a 30th anniversary logo.

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« Reply #10 on: (15:30:12/09-24-19) »
Yes, why don't we put the international symbol for smut on our cover...

Critical glitch identified.

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« Reply #11 on: (16:01:42/09-24-19) »
what's wrong with the also widely known number 30 in Roman numerals? Worked for the Superbowl 30 logo, works for the Shadowrun anniversary logo thing.

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« Reply #12 on: (16:39:58/09-24-19) »
what's wrong with the also widely known number 30 in Roman numerals? Worked for the Superbowl 30 logo, works for the Shadowrun anniversary logo thing.

1)  XXX is literally the international symbol for adult content, meaning nudity.  Is that what this is?  No.
2)  The Superbowl is literally the only example I can think of that counts past 20 in roman numerals.  It's extremely uncommon.  A quick Google search is all you need to see how ubiquitous the usage of xxx is.
2.5)  The Superbowl is known to have counted their way up in roman numerals.  This just has xxx slapped on out of nowhere.

Is it a huge deal?  No.  Is it at all helpful to the company to use that as a logo?  Not in the least.  That's why I consider it an extremely intelligent design *atomic eyeroll*

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« Reply #13 on: (16:43:30/09-24-19) »
It also doesn't help that it is in pink neon ... but XXX is the proper Roman numerical for 30
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« Reply #14 on: (17:50:12/09-24-19) »
does it help? No.
does it have to help? No.
does it hurt? No.

Are there plenty of things that have had usage of the roman numeral for 30 that aren't the allegedly widely used notation for adult content? Definitely. Wrestlemania 30 is another example.

And while XXX has been used as a marker of adult content since the late 60s, it's actually more common now to find materials simply labeled as "adult" or with a specific age limitation than for them to say XXX.

So again, I am left wondering what the big deal about a neon pink stylized 30 on a product is.