Further near-future science thriller from Schroeder, featuring the return of Gennady.
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A fascinating exploration of where current fascination with online RPG, avatars, MMORPG, cosplay, and augmented reality could lead
As the story comes to a conclusion and the pieces drop into place, the science thriller becomes more SF, and delivers a rewarding read.
Richard A. Lovett. The Sands of Titan. A well trodden trope (can tropes be trodden?) : a lonely spaceman (almost invariably a lone male) finds himself stranded on the moon/a moon/a remote planet, and has to use his ingenuity and scientific knowledge to extricate himself from his predicament. Will he succeed? Almost invariably, yes. Lovett […]
Courtesy of a plane journey, and a lengthy delay on a train, initially caused by a lineside fire, and then a ‘suicidal person on the platform’ (presumably made so by yet another delay), a lot more reading has been done over the past few days. Lee Goodloe. Damnded If You Do… Whilst off-piste skiing, Chad […]
Shane Tourtellote. Trial by Fire. A third in a series in which criminals can have their errant ways overlayed with a mind-wipe from the brain patterns of an upstanding member of society (‘A New Man’ Oct 2003, ‘Acts of Conscience’ March 2005). Tourtellote ratches it up a notch, which is a bit of a surprise, […]
Karl Schroeder. Queen of Candesce. Pt I of IV. First part of a serialisation. Amy Bechtel. Trucks. Amy Bechtel’s name against this story caused a horrid flashback for me, back to the April 2004 issue of Analog, specifically the cover. Normally having a cover illustration specific to your story would be a cause for celebration […]
The content pretty much left me unmoved.