Saturday, June 04, 2016

Five top books where the dead don’t stay that way

K. Eason's new book--her debut--is Enemy (On the Bones of Gods).

One of her five favorite books where the dead don’t stay that way, as shared at
Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan

In this third of Morgan’s Kovacs novels, Takeshi Kovacs returns to his homeworld, birthplace of the Quellist revolution and its leader, Quellcrist Falconer. In a world where consciousness is stored in cortical stacks and bodies are simply “sleeves,” death is rarely forever. But when Falconer’s body died, her stack was lost, and the revolution died with her. Now DeCom teams stalk old battlefields, hunting the semi-sentient war machines left over from the failed rebellion. Then one team’s leader has her implants infected by what seems to be Falconer’s data, and suddenly the revolution’s back on. This is a story of ghosts and possession, but also of being haunted by memory and regret. And those, in the end, are worse than any ghost.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue