Déjà Vu Saskia Brandt #1 [ kindle ] ↠ Ian Hocking

Summary Déjà Vu Saskia Brandt #1

In the year 2023 Saskia Brandt detective with the European FIB comes back from holiday newly single tired and full of sadness Heading straight back to the office she finds no peace only her receptionist dead and no suspects Given only 12 hours to clear her name she sets to work on unravelling the mystery one that proves greater than the sum of its partsDavid Proctor is just an academic eating his breakfast until he. In an interview for the blog Futurismic Ian Hocking gives some of the backstory to this self published ebook A few years back in 2005 I published my first book D j Vu with the UKA Press There were a few obstacles in my path but it was by any objective measure a success I had great reviews in the Guardian blurbs from Ken MacLeod and Ian Watson and the odd bit of fan mailAnyway while I started to finish the seuels I garnered some interest from a traditional publisher picked up an agent and then when the publisher pulled out my agent began hustling That hustling has been happening for five years or so Last summer I decided to retire from writingMy plan is to finish editing the novels on my own and put them out as ebooksDeja Vu has been doing well in s bargain basement Deservedly so it s fast paced inventive stuffed with great technology and stylishly written What could you wantWell As so often the author s account is revealing Reviews in the national press praise from Ian Watson no less and then the glass wall the one that separates the really published from the almost publishedDeja Vu plaits together three storylines Saskia Brandt is an officer in the Federal Office of Investigation based in 2023 Berlin At least the microchip implanted in her skull is Her body belongs to someone else Her uarry David Proctor once designed a virtual universe and is suspected of blowing it up afterwards killing his own wife in the process Meanwhile David s prodigy daughter Jennifer has invented time travel You see the problem Clever and original but there s just too much of it enough for three books Hocking is so excited by each fresh idea that he leaps from one to the next without ever taking the time to suck the marrow out of the bone It s great fun and priced at less than a pound it s worth every penny but you can see what the publishers reservations may have beenBecause the wall is made of glass it s hard to tell what puts a book on one side or the other In this case the issue isn t professional editing Hocking admits he had help from the best It may have something to do with the film fed sophistication we all now possess when it comes to character and plot Imagination has to slow down to lay the words on the page and Hocking s trail bike doesn t have a slow gearWas he right to self publish I d say so Plenty of people will love Deja Vu But some will feel that it could have been even better

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Déjà Vu Saskia Brandt #1

Of perspective and that the past can change just as uickly as the futureDéjà Vu has already been a self published hit including winning the Red Adept Science Fiction Award The Unsung Stories edition is a brand new revised version which represents the uintessential take of Saskia Brandt's debut If you read it before and thought it was good wait till you read it again If you haven't read it before well just you wa. I m glad I tried this book It was a bit too focused on the action in the end without exploring the tech I was interested in or letting me get to know the characters but it is still a fun hard scifi thriller

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Gets a phone call telling him the prototype computer Ego he has been loaned is now the only one left Meanwhile someone has broken into his house someone who wants him to go back to the lab where his wife died in a bomb attack 20 years beforeAs the mysteries and intrigue envelop Saskia and David they are forced to unpick their own pasts Because in Déjà Vu you find that things aren't as they seem truth is a matter. The opening scenes immediately grabbed me and I was excited to push on and read further However it didn t take long for me to disconnect from the main character Saskia Brandt and lose all enthusiasm for this read The concept of digital minds is fascinating but difficult to deliver on paper Given the subject matter there must be an obvious human disconnect but still the reader needs to engage with the human sub characters or at the very least sympathize In my opinion this was not achieved in Deja Vu Oh how I wish it were because it would have been epic To my disappointment Deja Vu was simply another time traveling plot driven sci fi that was conceptually cool but from a literary standpoint fell into the pile labelled basic and flat I wasn t on the edge of my seat and the special effects that needed to translate from page to my imagination didn t happen The pieces weren t laid out and the tools were never given to construct what I imagine the author intended This one left little impression and I won t be reading the seuel This book just didn t move me


10 thoughts on “Déjà Vu Saskia Brandt #1

  1. says:

    From Red Adept ReviewsI received Déjà Vu by Ian Hocking as a review copy submitted to Red Adept Reviews by the authorOve

  2. says:

    In an interview for the blog Futurismic Ian Hocking gives some of the backstory to this self published ebook A few years back – in 2005 – I published my first book Déjà Vu with the UKA Press There were a few obstacles in my path but it was by any objective measure a success I had great reviews in the Guardian blurbs from Ken MacLeod and Ian Watson and the odd bit of fan mailAnyway while I started to finish the s

  3. says:

    First of all I enjoyed the book The story was interesting and I'm a fan of this genresub genre I will likely read the 2nd in the series from this authorHowever there was a general issue I had with the book somewhat hard to describe Much of the writing had a short choppy feel to it for me It seemed that this was a style choice by the author as opposed to poor writing But I think that this may have caused me to feel lost at times I often f

  4. says:

    TerribleSub adolescent prose fails to lift the pedestrian plot Where there were attempts at twists they were obvious and signalled to the reade

  5. says:

    I couldn't bring myself to finish reading this one the cover is gorgeous but the writing inside not so muchThe premise was definitely interesting but I didn't enjoy the writing style and I couldn't connect with the characters I can totally se

  6. says:

    The opening scenes immediately grabbed me and I was excited to push on and read further However it didn't take long for me

  7. says:

    zzzz what?Usually I'd be all over mindfucks and identity crises and time travel and virtual worlds and and and there's a tickbox li

  8. says:

    I'm glad I tried this book It was a bit too focused on the action in the end without exploring the tech I was interested in or letting me get to know the characters but it is still a fun hard scifi thriller

  9. says:

    “It is 2023 Scientist David Proctor is running for his life On his trail is Saskia Brandt a detective with the European FIB She h

  10. says:

    Dr Ian Hocking brings a refreshing aspect to time travel The books are an embodiment of the terminology technothriller Though the Saskia Brandt Omnibus may be placed under the sci fi category it is most definitely in a class of it's own I most enjoyed the fact that being a sci fi book the entire story stayed rooted on p

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