Tuesday, 3 August 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: The Terminal State - Jeff Somers


Avery Cates is in better shape than ever with the top-class augments the army's fitted him with. Pity he's no more than a puppet then, because they've also got a remote that can fry his brain at any second. And now a corrupt colonel is selling his controls to the highest bidder. Avery has visions of escape and bloody revenge - until he realises just who's bought him. Because the highest bidder is Canny Orel himself, Avery's oldest enemy. And as the System slides into chaos, Canny wants Cates to do one last job. Avery just needs one chance to get back at the old gunner - but this time, it's Canny who's holding all the cards.


Having followed this series since the beginning, I’m always happy to pick up the next offering to see what Jeff brings to the table this time round. As usual you get a great story, some descent combat and backed it all up with a tale with more kinks than a fetish ball. It is well written, the characters do come alive although at times, it’s the dialogue that let the author down to me. It’s not that its bad but it’s the fact that its written in the speakers dialect that make it difficult to translate for me. If you can let that sort of thing go, you’re all sorted. If not he might not be the best author for you.

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