“Online. Active. Integration complete.”
Pippa Jay’s cyberpunk short story, REBOOT, might be brief, but it packs one hell of a big punch.
From the very first line (above) we’re pulled deep into a reality that is at once confusing – given the main character Damien’s memory issues – and compelling.
“Confusion raged at the back of his mind […] He’d just been rebooted.
Seamless world building paints us a seemingly perfect utopia where death is no longer an issue, but all is far from perfect in this domed world, and Damien can’t resist wandering down a rabbit hole in search of answers. The result? Oodles of tension and satisfying action and suspense.
No spoilers here, so let’s just say REBOOT will make you think long and hard about the nature of existence.
“Welcome to immortality in utopia!”
From the moment Damien signed up for a perfect life with ReGen Inc., he didn’t ask any questions. He didn’t want or need to know. But after he’s rebooted this time, there are gaps in his memory he can’t ignore, and people he no longer recognizes are accusing him of betrayal. When someone dies, he’s determined to go looking for answers…but sometimes it really is better to forget.
A stay-at-home mum of three who spent twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay bases her stories on a lifetime addiction to science-fiction books and films. Somewhere along the line a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moments trying to learn guitar, indulging in freestyle street dance and drinking high-caffeine coffee. Although happily settled in historical Colchester in the UK with her husband of 20 years, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.
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