Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Beasts of Electra Drive” as Want to Read:
The Beasts of Electra Drive
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Beasts of Electra Drive

by
really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  3 reviews
From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, "The Beasts of Electra Drive" by Rohan Quine spans a mythic L.A., following seven spectacular characters (or Beasts) from games designer Jaymi’s game-worlds. The intensity of those Beasts’ creation cycles leads to their release into real life in seemingly human forms, ...more
Kindle Edition
Published April 11th 2018 by EC1 Digital
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Beasts of Electra Drive, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Beasts of Electra Drive

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-4
really liked it 4.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  3 ratings  ·  3 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Sally
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Beasts of Electra Drive is technologically intelligent, socially clever, and supernaturally chilling - a trippy sci-fi tale from Rohan Quine.

To start, let me talk a bit about that first part, the technology. This is a book that is heavily invested in the creation of technology, the programming of games and apps, and the design of the characters who populate them. There is a strong artistic element woven into this act of creation, allowing us to see how and why Jaymi creates each of his Beast
...more
Theediscerning
An intriguing premise – a programmer finds his computer game characters coming to life, when his output is vitally important to the sanity of the world – is let down by rigid patterning and mucho repetition, and not going the way it should. Still, I think it's worth a look - the author can certainly write novels.
Rohan Quine
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Bookmuseuk
The Beasts of Electra Drive is the story of a games designer who becomes deeply disenchanted with the ‘lowest common denominator’ mentality of the big corporation he works for, and leaves it in order to create a game of his own. But when his former employers refuse to take his desertion lying down, something rather strange happens, and the characters from Jaymi’s game start to cross over into ‘meat space’ and become the arms of Jaymi’s revenge.

Quine’s narrative challenges the arbitrariness of co
...more
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
8 followers
Rohan Quine is an author of literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror. He grew up in South London, spent a couple of years in L.A. and then a decade in New York, where he ran around excitably, saying a few well-chosen words in various feature films and TV shows, such as "Zoolander", "Election", "Oz", "Third Watch", "100 Centre Street", "The Last Days of Disco", "The ...more