Nylon Angel

Nylon Angel Book Cover

Book 1: Parrish Plessis Series

While trying to send her sadistic boss to death row, Parrish Plessis finds herself sheltering a suspect in the murder of newsgrrl Razz Retribution.

In a world run by the media, the truth isn’t relevant-it’s bad for ratings. Which is why Parrish finds herself tagged for the murder-and up to her tricked-out leather tank top in trouble.


Aurealis Award 2004 Finalist – Best Science Fiction Novel, 2004


“Marianne de Pierres is best known for her excellent Parrish Plessis novels set in a dangerous and dirty post-cyberpunk Australia where Mad Max would last about ten minutes.”

Jon Courtenay Grimwood in SFX

“Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres. The setting is a safe distance in the future. Parrish Plessis lives in the Tert (think of slums with attitude) under the ‘protection’of Jamon Mondo (not really a nice guy). When she sees an opportunity to escape from his protection, Parrish goes for herlife. An enthralling read – you’ll want to grab all the others in the series as soon as the library opens.”

– ACT Public Library, Canberra.”

Action? Check. Adventure? Check. Quick, trashy and fun read? Double check. It’s post-apocalypse in Australia and the world is a dirty, nasty place. Gangs, corporations, and even the media vie for domination and control of what’s left of civilization: often treading upon the miserable masses for a bigger piece of the proverbial pie. Enter Parrish Plessis, our scruffy, temperamental and unlikely heroine. This kick-ass mercenary finds herself the property of a gang lord, and she doesn’t like it one bit. Sick of being a pawn for power players, she designs a plan for her freedom: Little does she know that this simple quest will find her accused of murder by the media, have the police hunting her with all the technology and manpower they can muster, and lead her straight into an epic-scale turf war. The first in a series, Nylon Angel is a raucous romp through an atypical cyberpunk universe. Add a few unexpected twists and turns, and you’re in for an engaging read.’

– Mysterious Galaxy Bookshop, San Diego.”

“…an action-packed, roller coaster ride…. and a lot of fun.”

– The Australian

“an exciting, adrenalin pumping read.”

– The Sydney Morning Herald

“Parrish is one of the most vivid characters science fiction has produced in years: brazen, intense and unstoppable.”

– Warpcore

“A compelling blend of Mad Max and Dark Angel.”

–Melbourne Age

“a fevered romp”

– Vector

“A kick-ass cyberpunk action heroine.”

– Starburst

“Gang warfare in a world with clear lines of wealth and poverty but less clear lines of what is and what isn’t human demands a well-defined, confidently-drawn character to lead us through it … In Parrish we get that. And like Lara Croft, she’s damn sexy, too!”

– LadsMag

“Violently independent, game for a go, as tough as the titanium in her boots, but with a rich vein of compassion for the underdog and oppressed: she’s the Aussie action hero…”

– The Courier Mail

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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