A chilling literary dystopia for those who love Iain Banks and J.G. Ballard.
Simon Ings is the author of six previous novels and two non-fiction titles and has been published by both genre and literary lists. His debut novel HOT HEAD was widely acclaimed. He writes non-fiction for Faber, contributes to NEW SCIENTIST and is the editor of ARCFINITY magazine. He was born in 1965 and lives in London.
"Ings' return to full-throttle SF is a cause for celebration. His gift for edgy slipstream fiction makes comparisons with both JG Ballard and William Gibson apposite. Bleak, brutal and uncompromising . If there's any justice in the world it'll win awards."4.5 star review -- Jonathan Wright SFX a moving take of the movers and shakers of technology. Overall grade: A -- Patrick Hayes Sci-fi Pulse.Net Simon pulls it off to a higher degree, if not quite fully-turning reality into alternative reality through Augmented Reality! -- Mark Watkins Blast 1386 one of the key books of next year...a serious, ambitious and discomforting novel Christopher Priest a murder mystery, with elements of horror, thriller and exploration woven through...Ings creates an incredibly vivid world which leaps out from teh page with shock...I loved this book Fantasy Book Review One of the best books I've read this year...Ings is the sort of stylist who makes other writers touch the peaks of their caps in respect for his technical skill Sibilant Fricative I confidently expect this book to feature on a few best of the year lists this time next year (I certainly expect it to feature on my list) -- Paul Kincaid BullSpec.com Simon Ings' book is worthy of anybody's shelf especially if your humour level is of a wicked variety Flickering Myth