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Ghosts of Tomorrow

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  299 ratings  ·  90 reviews
The children are the future.
And someone is turning them into highly trained killing machines.

Straight out of school, Griffin, a junior Investigations agent for the North American Trade Union, is put on the case: Find and close the illegal crèches. No one expects him to succeed, Griffin least of all. Installed in a combat chassis Abdul, a depressed seventeen year old killed
Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Michael R. Fletcher
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Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Cyberpunk/Sci-fi fans
4.5/5 stars

If you call yourself a fan of Cyberpunk or just Sci-Fi in general, you owe it to yourself to read Ghosts of Tomorrow.

Ghosts of Tomorrow is a re-edited and rewritten version of 88, Fletcher’s first novel. Technically, you could say this is his debut, except that it has been revamped and re-released for us in a superior edition, which we all should be thankful for. Before I continue with my review, I must let you know that I’m not a stranger to Cyberpunk genre, I’m very familiar with it
James Tivendale
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
"Virtuality is the new reality"

Within my online social circles, I have heard many amazing things about the writer Michael R. Fletcher. My peers were so influential that I decided to check out one of his books and I chose this one because of the completely stunning cover, the fact that it is a stand-alone novel and also the point that the description sounded amazing.

This book is set in 2046 in a horrifically advanced world that is scarily relatable to our current Earth and here, young children
Lady Luna. ✨
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it

'Gun fights weren’t about who shot first, they were about who got shot first.'

Buddy read with Justin Biebers biggest fan Drew

As you all know Michael R. Fletcher is my new obsession, I love the way he writes so much. I love all his fucked up, gritty, unique, badass stories. He is definitely one of my favourite authors and this book cemented that fact even more. Going into this novel I was abit apprehensive mainly because most fantasy writers who try their hand at writing Sci-fi fai
Scott  Hitchcock
If you haven't read the Manifest Delusions Beyond Redemption and The Mirror’s Truth you should. If you have you'll love this sci-fi book by Fletcher who blends all the personality schisms into a historical fiction version of the future and virtual reality. The book is a combination of Manifest Delusions, Terminator and Ready Player One. To say Mr Fletcher has an obsession with mirrors and personality defects would be a vast understatement. To say his dystopian view of the future of the planet is ...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Readers coming to Ghosts of Tomorrow from Michael R. Fletcher’s Manifest Delusions series will find its themes to be very different, I suspect. Interestingly though, this book actually predates Beyond Redemption, being a revamped and republished version of the author’s first novel, which was a futuristic cyberpunkish sci-fi dystopian called 88. Still, from the fascinating premise to the amazing setting and characters, it
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
I'm not a giant fan of the cyberpunk genre but I was a massive fan of Michael R. Fletcher's Beyond Redemption series so my hopes were pretty high for this book. Fletcher proved worthy of my trust as this ranked up there with Altered Carbon as one of the best cyberpunk books I've ever read. I'd actually rate this as one of the best dark sci-fi stories I've read in general!

The story was fast paced and engaging. New special investigation agent Griffin is thrown into the deep end on his first few fi
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, scifi
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.

I’ve come to the realization that Michael Fletcher is among my favorite writers. Whether it is the fantasy insanity of Beyond Redemption or this cyberpunk vision of the future, he finds the perfect balance between madness and sentiment, poignance and action to keep me turning the pages. The guy never writes a bad story. At least, in my opinion, and Ghosts of Tomorrow is yet another amazing novel.

Step into the future. The world is carved up into huge multi-natio
Dyrk Ashton
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Damn. This is an amazing book. Like, Grimdark William Gibson and Philip K. Dick take on Robocop, officiated by Orson Scott Card. Cyberpunk returned, with a vengeance. And dark. Grimpunk. Cyberdark. Punkdark, maybe.

I'm not sure what I expected from this, but being familiar with Fletcher's work, and totally sucked in by the cover, I had to give it a shot. I'm really glad I did. Strange but relatable characters in a bizarre and nasty future, extremely well drawn with incredible action scenes, and i
Twerking To Beethoven
I remember reading Neuromancer back in 1993 (aye, I'm an old fart), when cyberpunk was so huge even Billy Idol released a record by the title of, go figure, "Cyberpunk". I didn't like Gibson's book one bit as I found it to be an utter mess, and I didn't like Billy Idol's cd either as, again, it was... it was shite, utter shite, the biggest load of wank he ever published. Three years later I gave William Gibson another chance and got myself a copy of Virtual Light, and once again I didn't like th ...more
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-owned-ebook
Done With Mirrors?

This Fletcher guy and his mirrors! Here we get a cyber-virtual near-future version, but a lot of this stuff is done with smoke and... mirrors. Or scans.. combat chassis. What's not to love?
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Brilliant and excellent.

As I'm preparing for holidays , I probably won't have time to write a proper review.

So let me repeat: brilliant and immersive
Anindita,  A Bohemian Mind at Work
Michael R. Fletcher's Ghosts of Tomorrow is a super duper hotcake dystopic, cyberpunk, revenge-thriller, science fiction. When Mr. Fletcher revealed the cover of Ghosts of Tomorrow, I was a goner. Then he was kind enough to offer an ARC.
Ghosts of Tomorrow has an impressive beginning (I am going to use a thesaurus today, need a lot of adjectives to cut down the curses). Right from the first line, I was hooked. A complex plot with a vast array of characters, some human, some not, the book is never
Mar 11, 2017 added it
I'm reconsidering my ratings and I'm not giving five stars as easily as before, but in this case it is fair if I give this novel 4 ½ stars.

In the year 2000 it was The Golden Age by John C. Wright; in the year 2010, The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi; and now in 2017, this one.

Ghosts of Tomorrow is a cyberpunk story with a hard scent of transhumanism. The intrigue is very good, along with a great sense of wonder in this crazy future in 2046. High violent scenes, “lovely” characters and funny d
Milda Page Runner
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Milda by: Gavin
Very dark and brutal, but brilliant. Humour shines the brightest in this darkness.
Writing reminded me somewhat of Abercrombie. I think it's a combination of darkness and humour, philosophy and great combat scenes, with the punch lines that give you goosebumps. The plot on the other hand has some parallels with Takeshi Kovacs. Both are my favourites, so needless to say - it ticked the right boxes.
Few grumbles:
Too many PoVs for a standalone book. They are done well, but still slow down the progre
Mr. Windup Bird
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, 21-50
TLDR: Among the best cyberpunk / dystopia books I've read.

Writing: Michael R. Fletcher won a fan with Ghosts of Tomorrow. Fletcher's writing reminds me a lot of Martha Wells, which is a very good thing. Clear, and to the point.

Characters: The characters were a lot of fun. Competently written "action movie" characters that are organically developed via storytelling. Definitely my preference for an action / cyberpunk novel.

Setting: The setting is a pretty standard near future dystopia. Nothing r
Trevor Sherman
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just finished and I have to say it was a pretty damned good book. I will have a full review sometime soon... or in a long time but at some point at least. But for now just read it It is Wildly original with non stop action but an amazing amount of depth as well.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Formidable, violent, and fun as hell.

I loved it.

Full review to come.
James Roberts
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If Philip K. Dick had stayed up for four days straight taking heroic dose after heroic dose of LSD while reading and rereading Neuromancer with The Matrix trilogy and an array of mech animes playing in the background then stayed up four more days doing nothing but writing while under the influence of amphetamines, Ghosts of Tomorrow would’ve been the result.

Fletcher—whom, in the interest of full disclosure, I guess I’m sort of friends with, in the Facebook sense of the word—has continually wowed
Tracey the Lizard Queen
Review originally posted here:

4.5 stars

*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Michael R. Fletcher takes a break from torturing the sane characters of the Manifest Delusions world and instead decides to torture us all with scary predictions of the future...

What makes a good sci-fi?

For me, more than anything I need to 'see' the portrayed reality actually happening. I need to believe it can happen. In this instance I can absolute
The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...

This was a buddy read with Sarah aka the lovely polite sweet demure and heavenly Lady Luna from Booksprens. ;)

I don’t normally mention the book cover in my review but I feel the need to point out and state just how awesome the cover for Ghosts of Tomorrow is. A six limbed, dual gun and dual samurai sword wielding chassis rocking skull paint, a cowboy hat and trench coat, it’s fuckin
Kitvaria Sarene
This one started of quite... Lets call it gorey. While the start really was nothing to laugh about, but rather actually feel a bit sick about, it soon progressed on to being grim, dark, and full of black humor. I chuckled along, interspersed with some evil witch laughter. I don't know if you are supposed to laugh at main characters getting stabbed, or otherwise dead, but I enjoyed every page along the way!
This story manages to have you laughing one paragraph, and have you shudder and think "oh d
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced action

Fletcher does a great job of grabbing you by the hand and dragging you into the cyber world he created. I never got lost between the virtual and real and the action kept hammering along. I
The descriptions were intense. You could feel the grate of sword on bone. Hear the thundering of heavy rounds. Smell the sickly sour stretch of old sweat.
The characters and plot build upon each other like a snow ball and take you tumbling down the mountain with them.
Enjoy the ride.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me begin by saying that Michael R. Fletcher is the best thing to happen to my Kindle/bookshelf in the past 5 months. Beyond Redemption was my top read of 2016 and the sequel, The Mirror's Truth, is 1000 times better. Not sure how he pulled that off, but I can't put anything past him. Now, with Ghosts of Tomorrow, Fletcher has moved away from Fantasy/Grimdark and ventured into Science Fiction. When I heard this news, I thought he had gone out binge drinking and had forgotten that he was a fan ...more
4.5 stars, rounded down.

Initial thoughts: In this Cyberpunk standalone, Michael Fletcher weaves together a dark and bleak vision of our future with bombastic action scenes, light and humorous banter and an interesting set of characters to deliver a fascinating story. This was the first work by Michael Fletcher I've experienced, and I can say wholeheartedly he just gained a new fan!

Review to come.
Adah Udechukwu
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ghosts of Tomorrow is the best novel i've read this year. The plot is excellent, the writing is excellent, and the action scenes literally blew me away.
Andrew F
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read

I really enjoyed the book. I could hardly put it down. If you like sci-fi, you should try this book.
Lou Agresta
Tour d’effin force! Do not miss this!
Berta Kleiner
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4,5 actually. Having read the first two volumes of the Manifest Delusions, I was hoping for a very promising debut novel, without those German names. And voilà.

Wonderful cover art.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Immortality, sans the emotion and human-ness, is that what will happen, when the time comes???

My first Michael R. Fletcher, humor with a sense of darkness, a world where death is just an after-thought, unfinished business?? Be scanned, then you can live much longer, there is a catch though, you will not feel a thing or feel nothing.

Think Robocop II, wherein they harvest the brains of those criminals and then put them inside robotic bodies, that have all sorts of function, military, sanitary, aer
C.T. Phipps
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: grimdark, cyberpunk
Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash remains the greatest cyberpunk novel ever written with it just barely nudging out Neuromancer in my opinion. I've written a cyberpunk novel, myself, with Agent G: Infiltrator and elements in my dark space opera Lucifers Star but I'm nowhere near the top of the genre. That might not be the case for Michael R. Fletcher who has written a cyberpunk novel that, if there's any justice in the world, should be ranked among those three as defining the genre. Which is high pr ...more
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Michael R. Fletcher is a science fiction and fantasy author, a grilled cheese aficionado, and a whiskey-swilling reprobate. He spends his days choreographing his forklift musical (titled "Get Forked"), and using caffeine as a substitute for sanity. Any suggestions that he is actually Dyrk Ashton in disguise are all lies.

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