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Vaz Anzai

Urban Cyberpunk Author

What Is A Serial Story?

Sequential Installments Of A Much Larger Story

The city of Dust is a massive place with many heroes and villains waiting to have their stories told. This couldn't be accomplished in one book. Each episode is an encapsulated storyline having to do with an overall arc for the season. You can read stories out of order, although you may run into characters who have already had story progression within another episode. Each story is meant to be a short, exciting glimpse into the world of Dust. 

Dust Omnibus

Complete Dust Omnibus

All 5 "Strange Tales From The City Of Dust" Episodic Adventures in 1!

The Dust Omnibus comes with all 5 of the episodes below, plus 3 City Of Dust short stories not available anywhere else! Additionally in the Omnibus you'll receive all of my author notes, things I left out of the book & scrapped ideas, character sheets & notes, commissioned artwork & more!

Strange Tales From The City Of Dust

Clockwork Deus

Alice, a "Tinkerer" for the Wonderlust brothel has discovered a Prostibot that has become self-aware. Together, they will uncover the secret behind a shadowy organization in Dust's abandoned zone, The Blooming Fields.

The Darkest Part

Laila, a mysterious Saudi Arabian woman, has escaped an event known as "The Opaque", a consuming void that destroyed her former city. Now in Dust, she must face the darkest part of herself before she unleashes a new cataclysmic incident.

Pinned Butterflies

A new serial killer has surfaced in Dust dubbed "The Sleeper". Several women's bodies have begun to appear in alleyways, their arms crossed and skin cut from their backs to form wings from their shoulders. Who would commit such a horrific act? The answer may surprise you.

Neon Pentagrams

A curse has overtaken the inhabitants of Dust.
Selected at random, people have become bloodthirsty, preying on the innocent. Deep beneath the city, a darkness is preparing its armies to swarm the streets.
Dust has been warned.
The Nightfallen are here.

Prisoner Of The Night

With the Nightfallen in full control of the city, Alice and her friends will face off against the creator of the Dead Letters Prophecy. Now, in Dust's final hours, the darkest of decisions will need to be made. Who will sacrifice themselves as the prisoner of the night?

Agony In The City Of Dust

Omnibus Short Story Exclusive!
Kilroy and Misfit are an expert duo in the craft of hacking and stealing for profit. This time, they've found themselves in possession of something they weren't prepared for. How far would you go to hold onto the ones you love?

Solace In The City Of Dust

Omnibus Short Story Exclusive!
Alyssa has brought someone home for the evening. Yet behind Roman's handsome exterior lies something much darker.

Once inside, Roman learns the simple office girl may be more than she appears...

Relic In The City Of Dust

Omnibus Short Story Exclusive!
An unnamed man in a hazmat suit with his face hidden under a glass dome has hired a specialized team to find a relic within the old ruins of Dust. As their quest becomes darker with every turn, Draxx learns the unnamed man might be someone with ominous intentions.

Necropolis - Ambient Literature

Necropolis is short literature based on the music of both Cryo Chamber and Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse.

Necropolis is hosted on Medium, and may require a Medium account to access each story.
Ambient Literature is meant to be read while listening to Ambient Music. Headphones are suggested for the most immersive experience.

Nightfall Monolith

Based on the song Devourer by Dronny Darko, Nightfall Monolith will take the reader on a journey through the rotting chambers of a crumbling structure standing near the entrance to the Necropolis.

Final Transmission

Based on the song Quiet Days On Earth on Cryo Chamber, this tale continues the reader's evolving path through the Necropolis as you reach a tower of bone with a radio transmitter.

Silent Audience

Based on the song Victory by Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse, Silent Audience takes the reader up a massive hill where the forsaken dead have been left to witness the upward struggle of a path to nowhere.

Of Marrow And Dust

Based on the song It Gets Worse by Iron Cthulhu Apocalypse, Of Marrow And Dust brings the reader to a valley of marrow where two gigantic walls of stone sit facing each other from opposite ends.

Candid Taboo

Candid Taboo is a series of articles on Medium with Vaz Anzai where he interviews individuals about their personal lives. From oddities to dark desires, Candid Taboo is sure to intrigue and lift some eyebrows.

Author, Horror Lover, Cyberpunk Enthusiast

Vaz Anzai


I grew up reading horror, consuming books by Dean Koontz and John Saul. Cerebral horror has always been my preferred subgenre. Cyberpunk themes have intrigued me throughout the years, ever since I first saw Blade Runner and The Running Man.

"Strange Tales From The City of Dust" is my cyberpunk look at future Pittsburgh. It involves themes of LGBTQ relationships, medical monstrosities, occultism, mental health, artificial intelligence, and more.

"Strange Tales From The City of Rust" is my necropunk look at future New Orleans. It involves themes of occultism, suicide and depression, paganism, cyber-voodoo, and soul transference.

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