Prescient by Derek Murphy (Urban Epics, Paperback RRP £9.13)
Bodies rotting to nothing in the streets. Humans on the brink of survival. The wilderness eating away at what used to be my hometown. A shadow organization rounding up children. Bands of warring tribes. And let’s not forget the modifieds – the zombie-like remains of what used to be the human race. All I care about now is how to stop it from happening.
The only thing is, the more time I spend in the future, the less I want to erase it. Saving the world might break my heart… I’d be erasing a face, a smile, that I never want to forget.
The fourth sampler I have read from my YALC stash and easily my favourite so far. Immediately engaging and intriguing, I clicked with the main character straight away and I was incredibly disappointed when I ran out of book. Like, said, ‘Goddamnit, I need more!’ out loud kind of disappointed.
The fact that the future Alicia jumped forward to wasn’t a million years away and the fact that it was such a terrifying mess was alarmingly believable and a great twist. Genetic modification of food going horribly wrong is a simple theory and not one that hasn’t crossed my mind before so I’m curious to read this take on it.
This sampler is a section of Part One of a dystopian time-travel story based on the Oracle of Delphi and I must confess that it was so good that I might have just bought the Kindle version on Amazon whilst going over there to get a link for the end of this blog post. Ooops.
It is a very reasonable 99p currently and I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of it.
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