Ginger Nuts of Horror
Before I get into the review, I have to state that Science Fiction is normally a genre I steer clear of when it comes to reading. As to why I decided to review this book, I really don't know.
Artificial Evil, is centred around the story of Gerry Cardle, who is tasked with building and maintaining the computer programme that decides which of the citizens of the domed city are selected for the Death Lottery. He lives as charmed a life as can be expected for someone like him in this overcrowded and crumbling city, that is until one morning on his way to work, Gerry is selected for Death Lottery. Gerry panics and flees when his own Death Clock is activated, which leads him straight into the arms of Gabe and Petal, two hackers who live completely off the grid, and so begins the adventure to discover just who or what is behind the activation of Gerry's death.
Artificial Evil is a top class novel. Colin wastes no time in getting down to action. This is a story that is stripped down to the bare operating system, it is not infected with loads of bloatware, or lines and lines of unnecessary coding. Colin knows what makes for a great and thrilling science fiction thriller, loads of action complimented by interesting and three dimensional characters, surrounded by a believe able world. And Artificial Evil has this in bucket loads. All held together with some excellent and witty dialogue exchanges.
This is a great start to what is looking to be a highly enjoyable trilogy based on the strength of this book I will certainly be picking up the rest of the trilogy