Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ten of 2016's cleverest novels with killer elevator pitches

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well. One title on Somers's list of ten of 2016's cleverest novels with great premises, as shared at B & N Reads:
And Again by Jessica Chiarella

Four terminally ill patients are given new bodies that are perfect copies of their old ones, except without all the imperfections—wrinkles, illnesses, scars, all gone. But while that sounds like a dream, the four discover there’s a terrible price, as decades of learning and training have also vanished, while compulsions, addictions, and other problems persist. That’s a deep-dive premise that promises to make for an absorbing, thought-provoking story.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue