Rory Bennels lives in a world ruled by a business entity known as the Corporation. For years he’s executed cerebral uploads for the recently deceased, but when the famed anarchist Epher Lore ends up in his lab, a series of events occur that shakes Rory’s world to the core.
I’ve been a science fiction fan since before I hit double digits in age, and I read across the board in the genre. As a fan of this author’s horror novella, I was immediately interested in checking out his venture into sci-fi.
Cerebral upload isn’t a new concept to me, but the author puts a different spin on it. What happens when the upload is from a wanted anarchist who has repeatedly eluded authorities and is accidentally transferred into a robot?
Rory is a follow-the-rules type of guy who’s just keeping his head down and doing his job, but then everything he believes about his world changes almost in the blink of an eye. He’s forced to make a quick decision that will forever alter his life, and you’ll cheer him on until the last page.
Although this is a quick story, the author does a wonderful job with character development, and there’s plenty of action to go along with it. If you’re a sci-fi/dystopian fan, I highly recommend this novella. I’d be interested in seeing what happens next to these characters.
I was an early reader of this novella and received a complimentary copy from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.