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i-o is the first collection of industrial fiction to be manufactured by simon logan. It contains eight stories, none of which have been seen before, exploring a world of dead TV's, hallucinogenic chemicals, sad machines and concrete wastelands of scrap metal. The settings are as carcinogenic as a lethal poison, the characters constructed like semi-automatic pistols. Here t ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 31st 2002 by Prime Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Charles
Sep 04, 2012 rated it liked it
In the early 2000s Logan was finding his way into a genre he calls "industrial fiction," with a noirish, at times gruesome focus on machine production and its interface with the human body and psyche. In its unity of effect and overlapping themes, it reminds me of William Gibson's cyberpunk stories in "Burning Chrome." I enjoyed this collection, in particular the first three tales, "Prism," "Coaxial-Creature" and "Partofit." Occasionally the phrasing is clunky, and some of the imagery comes off ...more
Byron  'Giggsy' Paul
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 juxtapose
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Brian
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Industrial fiction, indeed. These eight stories inhabit a frightening mechanized alternate universe with echoes of our own - "Ignition" is stellar; "Akin to Insects" is disturbingly fabulous and is the perfect story to end the collection, making me want more Logan.
BeerDiablo
May 23, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
An industrial/cyberpunk/bizarro collection of shorts that has it's moments but the author doesn't have the technical[scientific/computer] background to pull it off.
Michael
Oct 03, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
This book is pretty screwed up - that's my literary opinion.

No, really. A couple of the stories in this collection achieve a sort uncomfortable, dark paranoia and terror that's only achieved in the best David Cronenberg movies.

The most memorable of the stories is about a factory worker who's locked in a small room for his entire existence, doing the same task again and again, hour after hour, day after day. It happens that the task is sticking metal rods into odd lumps of flesh. The worker gradu
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Chris
Dark and brooding stories of people, and their fractured lives. Playing out under the soft glow of television static while rotting cabling ensnares them, drawing them closer together into the undercurrent of forbidden subcultures. Wildly descriptive, the harsh environments mold the characters, creating new patterns of survival, and explorations of self destruction. Wielding a dark edge that most genre work strives for, these stories provide that glimpse down the dark alley-ways that many authors ...more
Padraig MacIain
Jun 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Simon Logan is one of the most intense writers I have ever read. This book is a collection of short stories that is raw and powerful. Gritty industrial-punk that give you the sensation of a future of dystopia and acrid oil dripping down your throat.
Depressivefish
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
my favourite one, the most sentimental, touching and sad cyberpunk i've ever read. not even sure which one of the short stories i liked the best
Simon Logan
Dec 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this
My first collection of industrial short stories.
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