In this intriguing dystopia, pattern architect Corim Colleran is shocked to discover that the world in which he lives is a lie when the murder of his wife exposes the corrupt authorities who have engineered reality to serve their own interests. The author skillfully engages the reader by depicting a meticulously imagined near-future world. Indeed, the society of the novel is developed in such great detail that Corim’s eventual escape from it, though handled credibly, seems a little anticlimactic given all of the build-up.
Date Submitted: September 23, 2016
"This is a genre-transcending work that anyone who loves passionate storytelling should savor. A striking feat of mature, humanistic sci-fi that explores a shocking future." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)