Making The Cut
By Jim Lusby
For DI Carl McCadden, the seedier side of Waterford's bars, dog-tracks and housing estates can be murder . . .Exactly what was Billy Power - machinist at the plastics factory, keeper of greyhounds and Jack the Lad about Waterford - involved in? And why did he have to die?Unshaven, unorthodox and unpopular with his superiors, DI Carl McCadden finds straight answers about Power - or anything else - hard to come by. And as McCadden searches for the truth through the bleak and dilapidated housing estates, the bars and the dog track of Waterford, Byzantine business machinations and self-righteous politicking muddy the waters . . .
The McAtrix Derided
By Robertski Brothers
Are you looking for Nemo, or are you looking for no-one?Gordon (or 'Nemo' as he's known in a variety of internet chatrooms) finds himself rudely awakened to the reality of his mundane existence. It turns out that far from being a workaday Database Coordinator, he is the inadvertent slave of Evil Machine Intelligences(TM) who are keeping his body sealed in a virtual-reality pod whilst distracting his mind with an elaborate virtual world. He, like the bulk of humanity(but not you, because you're reading this book which is about this world being a virtual world and how could that happen?), is trapped in the McAtrix. But his awakener, the leader of the human resistance (the virile though small-framed Smurpheus) wants to do more than just free Nemo from this illusion. He thinks Nemo may be special. He thinks that Nemo just might be the No One, the nonentity whose ego is so insignificant it can confront the celebrity-obsessed McAtrix on its own terms and bring it down.