By Ian Hocking
Winner of the crimson Adept Award for technological know-how Fiction
It is 2023. Scientist David Proctor is working for his existence. On his path is Saskia Brandt, a detective with the ecu FIB. She has questions. questions about a bomb that exploded again in 2003. yet somebody is looking her too. The clues are within the shattered thoughts of her past existence.
Déjà Vu takes the reader on a startling trip via a potential destiny, notwithstanding electronic minds, and during the implications of the alternatives we make. it's the debut novel via Ian Hocking.
'[Hocking's] layering of the narrative is considerate and how he makes occasions from varied a long time reflect one another indicates quiet ability. it is a small-press booklet; as such, it most likely won't get the publicity it merits. greater publishers probably want to take note.' -- Jon Courtenay Grimwood, writing within the Guardian
'A multi-threaded, thought-provoking sci-fi mystery. it really is constantly a pleasant shock to determine a debut novel equivalent to Déjà Vu. completely recommended.' -- SciFi.uk.com
'Excellent...crisp undefined. This publication bodes good for the future.' -- Grumpy outdated Bookman
'Breaks new ground.' -- Stephen Gallagher
'Shows mature confidence.' -- Stan Nicholls
'Inventive and witty.' -- The Alien on-line
'Get able to have a wonderful experience.' -- POD woman
'Science fiction within the culture of such advantageous exponents as Baxter and Clarke.' -- The everlasting evening
'Clever and satisfying.' -- Tregolwyn e-book reports
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Extra info for Déjà Vu: A Technothriller (The Saskia Brandt, Book 1)
And what would they do after that? There were local teen centres and exercise areas. Both children could dive into one of the thousands of internet streams or turn on their PlayStation 207. But they still needed someone to cook and clean, to make sure they were washed and dressed, to stop them fighting, to look after them if they became sick. Then one day, over breakfast, they found the answer. It was beamed down to them during a news scan. “New – from Cyber-Life Industries,” the voice announced.
A dream? It had been too real. He was old enough to know the difference between being awake and being asleep. And yet… Somehow he nodded off once again. And the next time he opened his eyes, he was relieved to see daylight on the other side of the windows. Another day had begun. He was a little sheepish when he joined his parents for breakfast on the roof but for once they seemed to be behaving sensibly, for neither of them mentioned the events of the night before. Like everything at the Riad El Fenn, breakfast was an elaborate affair, with croissants and coffee, pancakes dipped in honey, yoghurt and fruit and delicious omelettes for those who still had room.
When the car ran out of petrol, they would have to dump it. Neither of them had enough money to fill the tank, and anyway, driving into a garage would be too risky. “We got a full tank,” Harry replied. He sniggered. ” Jason crowed. It was his way of agreeing. Harry slammed his foot down and they shot onto the main road, bringing a blare of protest from a VW that had to swerve to avoid them. They had turned left, heading for Ipswich and the Suffolk coast. Almost at once they were doing seventy miles per hour.
Déjà Vu: A Technothriller (The Saskia Brandt, Book 1) by Ian Hocking