Glitch Rain

Glitch Rain

by Alex Livingston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937009427
Publisher: Apex Book Company
Publication date: 04/17/2016
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Alex Livingston grew up in various quiet New England towns before moving to Buffalo, NY to study English at Canisius College. His fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Bastion, Quantum Fairy Tales, Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi, and other venues. He lives in an old house with his brilliant wife and a pile of aged videogame systems. Visit him online at

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Glitch Rain 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Phillip M Johns More than 1 year ago
Livingston takes us on a trip through a very cyberpunk world of smart phones, vids, apps, HUDs (Human User Devices), self-driven cars, extreme social media and camera-rigged security drones. All these things taken together do not allow anyone any privacy so, the protagonist, Akuba, is a hacker who can erase a person’s security and social media presence for a fee. This proves handy for people who can afford her, especially if the customer is planning an evening of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Akuba encounters a problem when a crime-lord and loan shark calls in all her markers. Now she must use her skills to avoid contract hits and get to the crime lord herself. While the plot is promising, most of the book’s efforts are spent on constructing the cyber world and the jargon used and less is spent on the chase and characters. On the other hand, Livingston sets up the basis for a follow-up sequel that will probably include a ‘grey man’ whose skills may be superior to Akuba’s. Stay tuned.