Saturday, June 23, 2018

Five genre-bending sci-fictional crime novels

Amanda Bridgeman is an Aurealis Award finalist and author of seven science fiction novels, including the best-selling space opera Aurora series and apocalyptic drama The Time of the Stripes. One of five genre-bending science-fictional crime novels she tagged at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:
Thirteen, by Richard K. Morgan

Marsalis is what’s known as a ‘Thirteen’. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. After a series of events, Marsalis finds himself imprisoned on Mars, until he’s offered the chance for release. All he has to do is use his superior skills to bring in another fugitive – a serial killer. But this one is no common criminal. He’s another Thirteen–one who’s already shanghaied a space shuttle, butchered its crew, and left a trail of bodies in his wake on a bloody cross-country spree. And like his pursuer, he was bred to fight to the death.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Thirteen.

--Marshal Zeringue