Laura Lam returns to the near-future SF world of False Hearts with the speculative thriller Shattered Minds.
Carina used to be one of the best biohackers in Pacifica. But when she worked for Sudice and saw what the company's experiments on brain recording were doing to their subjects, it disturbed herespecially because she found herself enjoying giving pain and contemplating murder. She quit and soon grew addicted to the drug Zeal, spending most of her waking moments in a horror-filled dream world where she could act out her depraved fantasies without actually hurting anyone.
One of her trips is interrupted by strange flashing images and the brutal murder of a young girl. Even in her drug-addicted state, Carina knows it isn’t anything she created in the Zealscape. On her next trip, she discovers that an old coworker from Sudice, Max, sent her these images before he was killed by the company. Encrypted within the images are the clues to his murder, plus information strong enough to take down the international corporation.
Carina's next choice will transform herself, San Francisco, and possibly the world itself.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)|
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"Shattered Minds" by Laura Lam is a futuristic sci-fi thriller that's probably not my normal reading genre, but I have to say that this book with its beautiful shiny cover and interesting blurb really caught my attention. Set in a time when dreams can be manipulated and ocular implants are in your everyday use, you have to stop and think just how much of the author's creation could actually occur in the future - a very frightening thought indeed! Laura Lam is a tremendously imaginative author whose intelligent storyline and creative characters draw you into this highly compelling book and before long you are hooked by the intriguing and entertaining plot. Sci-fi fans of futuristic technological thrillers will devour this book and rightly so. I haven't read anything by this author before but I would happily read more by her and hope there will be another in this series in the future.