Sunday, October 05, 2014

Books in the Mail (W/E 2014-10-04)

Just one book this week and as far as I know, Jacey and I are not related.

Empire of Dust (A A Psi-tech Novel) by Jacey Bedford (DAW Books, Mass Market Paperback 11/04/2014) – This is Bedford’s (at least US) debut and seems like it could be a very fun novel. It also launches her Psi-tech series, the second of which publishes next year.

Mega corporations, more powerful than any one planetary government, use their agents to race each other for resources across the galaxy. The agents, or psi-techs, are implanted with telepath technology. The psi-techs are bound to the mega-corps — that is, if they want to retain their sanity.

Cara Carlinni is an impossible thing - a runaway psi-tech. She knows Alphacorp can find its implant-augmented telepaths, anywhere, anytime, mind-to-mind. So even though it’s driving her half-crazy, she's powered down and has been surviving on tranqs and willpower. So far, so good. It’s been almost a year, and her mind is still her own.

She’s on the run from Ari van Blaiden, a powerful executive, after discovering massive corruption in Alphacorp.

Cara barely escapes his forces, yet again, on a backwater planet, and gets out just in time due to the help of straight-laced Ben Benjamin, a psi-tech Navigator for Alphacorp’s biggest company rival.

Cara and Ben struggle to survive a star-spanning manhunt, black-ops raids, and fleets of resource-hungry raiders. Betrayal follows betrayal, and friends become enemies. Suddenly the most important skill is knowing whom to trust.


Paul Weimer said...

Ha! My first reaction *was*: Are they related? :)

RobB said...

I don't know of any family members across the pond.