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I-O by Simon Logan
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Dec 23, 11

bookshelves: dystopia, bizarro, dieselpunk, speculative-fiction, horror
Read from October 23 to December 22, 2011

Logan is an exciting and refreshing new voice. Building from cyberpunk groundwork, Logan delivers new visions and dystopias in what is being termed as industrial-punk or dieselpunk. The collection starts and ends on strong notes, with some work that is a little raw and lacking direction, but overall very exciting and a writer I'm eager to read more from.

I also like the inability to tie these works down to a decade, often feeling a blend of Great Depression, WW2-era, and Cold War misery juxtaposed into an unknown dark future dystopian culture. Cyberpunk needs the invention of computers and the internet, Steampunk needs Victorian era steam-powered machines, but Logan isn't limited, and the reader is stuck in a future-past void
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