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Inscape by Louise Carey

Inscape

Louise Carey

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2 reviews

Imprint: Gollancz
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 21 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781473232747

Introducing a razor-sharp debut SF thriller, INSCAPE holds a mirror up to our own reality by exploring just where our sinister corporation-led world might lead us. For fans of Bladerunner 2049, Mr Robot or 84K by Claire North.

4 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
13 Feb 2021

"a cool, classy cyberpunk riff on the cold war spy thriller"

 

Carey has previously co-written novels with her parents Linda and Mike Carey (the last famed for his The Girl With All the Gifts from 2014), and this, her first solo effort and the start of a trilogy, is a cool, classy cyberpunk riff on the cold war spy thriller.

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4 stars out of 5
15 Jan 2021

"a page-turning thriller"

Following three successful fantasy novels written with her parents Mike and Linda Carey, Louise Carey switches genres with the hi-tech, cyberpunk-flavoured Inscape (Gollancz, £14.99). The setting is a post-meltdown future world where society is governed by competing technology companies barricaded in affluent “affiliated zones”, outside which are the bandit-riddled “unaffiliated zones”. Tanta works as a trainee agent for the InTech company, and her first assignment is to lead a team into an unaffiliated zone to retrieve stolen software files.