By Jon Wallace
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep meets The Raid in this high action SF thriller.
Another high action SF dystopia perfect for fans of Richard Morgan and Alfred Bester alike. The follow-up to the acclaimed Barricade this another short, sharp and kinetic SF thriller
Kenstibec is a Ficial - a genetically engineered artificial life form; tough, skilled, hard to kill. Or at least he was. He's lost the nanotech that constantly repaired him. Life just got real. Just like it is for the few remaining humans in this blighted world - the Reals; locked in a fight over a ruined world with the Ficials they created to make Utopia.
And now Kenstibec must take a trip to the pinnicle of our failed civilisation. The Steeple is a one thousand storey tower that looms over the wreckage of London. It is worshipped, feared and haunted by attack droids and cannibals. And the location of a secret that just might save Kenstibec's life.The only way is up.
Jon Wallace is an author based in London, England. He has been a barman, postman, till jockey, actor, help-liner, pollster and charity comms bloke. His hobbies include walking pooches and listening to his wife sing her way around the flat.
His debut novel, 'Barricade', is out now from Gollancz - Part 1 in the Kenstibec Trilogy.
Part 2, 'Steeple', is published in 2015
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18 Jun 2015
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Steeple has really left me wondering what chaos Kenstibec will bring to the third book and Jon Wallace's imagination has shown me that if the sky's the limit — Fantasy Book Review
the action is tense, the violence is gruesome and the science-fiction is engaging. in other words, it's every bit as good as its predecessor — The Sun