Conscience by Jonathan Pongratz #novella #scifi

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.

35 thoughts on “Conscience by Jonathan Pongratz #novella #scifi

  1. Great review Teri!! I’m not a big sci-fi reader but since becoming blogging friends with the author I wanted to show him support so I got the book and I read it and loved it. Honestly how much I became attached to the characters in such a short amount of time was amazing. I usually don’t absolutely love short stories because it’s so hard to give me everything I want but Jonathan gave me everything. I just wish it was longer like I wasn’t ready for the story to end.

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      1. Yeah, that must be it!

        Haha, I will definitely try and see what future story may lurk in this dystopian universe. Though I don’t have anything at the moment, inspiration tends to smack me in the face at the most bizarre times lol.

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