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The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers
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Oct 23, 10

Read from October 15 to 23, 2010

The Digital Plague was a perfect follow up to The Electric Church. Avery Cates is a badass in the purest sense and meaning of the word. The future setting and connection to the first novel in the series is pretty flawless, and it is apparent that Somers knew exactly what he was doing and where he was going with the story line.

Taking place several years after TEC, Cates finds himself being injected with something at the very beginning of the book. A few pages later and people are already dying, and it is fairly obvious that it is Cates fault, it's just no one knows why, including Cates himself. From there the story goes in the direction expected. Cates finds himself connected to the people he loathes; cops, and then flying over to Europe to figure it all out. Not wanting to spoil the story I suggest reading TEC immediately, and then diving into this one.

It is not like this book with change your life, but it is good SF and takes the principles of SF and applies them neatly and steadfastly. Somers is definitely a new voice in the cyberpunk world and it fits. Not quite up to the standard of Gibson or Sterling, Somers is definitely climbing his way up tot he top of this particular brand of SF.
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