This quick-paced story about a drug, cult, failed operation, revenge, and gender was well-written with the language and elements of classic sci-fi such as neologisms, tech, and overall world-building. I enjoyed the characterization and clear plotting in this story, with the only question being the title and blurb reference to a gender-neutral protagonist and the issue of gender and pronouns didn’t seem to be integral to the story as a concept explored or a metaphor realized. I appreciated that it was an aspect of the protagonist, though. I listened to the audio book version of this story which was performed decently by Mel Turi, who had to use different accents.
I got an advance review copy of “Fatal, Pure and Simple”. An interesting take on characters and for once the badass protagonist isn't a muscle headed oaf but, and introspective gender-fluid character. Really enjoyed the read. The story arc completes nicely but, I and can see where this would make a running series with this primary character. Here's to hoping for more.
I always enjoy Dave's ability to write very real people as his characters. In this story in particular the Wheelin' and Dealin' businessman is a personal favorite of mine. Witty and quick a great read all around.
I received an advance review copy of “Fatal, Pure and Simple”. It is a different look at a non-gendered protagonist in a corporate dystopian setting that is put into a difficult situation and tries to make good by their crew. And, of course, no good deed goes unpunished. It is a very fun story that I hope continues.