Thursday 7 October 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Damage Time - Colin Harvey

Release Date: 07/10/10


Rock-hard SF Thriller from the author of Winter Song: no-one here gets out alive.

It's 2050 and sea-levels have swamped today's coastal regions. New York City is protected by tidal barriers and the USA is bankrupt.

Detective Pervez (Pete) Shah serves with the NYPD's Web Crimes Division as a Memory Association Specialist. When he's accused of murdering a glamorous woman in a bar, he must find the killer, save himself … and the world.


Having enjoyed Colin’s Winter Song, I was looking forward to seeing what would arrive next. After all, I enjoyed the build up, I enjoyed his characterisation and above all else, his character building was almost as extensive as his world.

Here, within this title, I got all of that and more as crime meets sci-fi head in this no holds barred offering. Back that up with a lead character that’s just as confused as we are which aids in building a link to the readers emotions alongside a beautifully written tale with great pace and you know that you have a tale that is 100% story with no added waffle that won’t let up from the beginning through to the end.

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