Life on the Conglomerate's Premier Medical Space Station is anything but boring for Dr. Grace Lord, a young surgeon who has come to train under the galaxy-renowned, animal-adaptation specialist, Dr. Hiro Al-Fadi. Attacked by her bestial patients, stalked by strange androids, courted by a drop-dead gorgeous psychiatrist, and harangued by her egomaniac mentor, Grace must help find the cure for a life destroying virus before the space station is destroyed.
'S.E. Sasaki is a hidden treasure, a powerhouse artistic talent who in Madhouse brings us medical science fiction on a personal, engaging level which is addictive to read, sometimes scary, and always FUN. Recommended!' -- Ed Greenwood, internationally bestselling creator of The Forgotten Realms
In this debut sci-fi thriller, a young doctor adjusts to life on a space station filled with androids and "animal-adapted" humans.
Lt. Dr. Grace Alexandra Lord just arrived on the space station Nelson Mandela. At this station, soldiers who have been genetically altered with animal upgrades return from throughout the Union of Solar Systems for mental and physical recovery. . . Debut author Sasaki draws exuberantly on the oeuvres of classic sci-fi authors Asimov, Herbert, and Clarke, remixing familiar concepts to lively effect. Jolly personalities rule most scenes, like the salacious Dr. Hiro, who tells Grace, "If you have problems dealing with your attraction to me...I can suggest a good therapist." Sasaki also addresses big ideas philosophically, like the possible problems of one mind using up multiple bodies. "Would the human race become stagnant, beacuse the older generation refused to pass on?" When the crisis hits, engaging science is explained well. . . A wily villain leaves rooom for a sequel.
A layered debut that sings odes to the grandmasters of sci-fi.
S.E. Sasaki will be hosting her own Independent Author Booth at The Word On The Street in Toronto at Harbourfront. She will be selling and signiing copies of Welcome to the Madhouse. Please come by and meet the author and purchase a book for signing or just to say 'Hello!'.
S.E. Sasaki will be doing a book reading and book signing at The Bookshelf in Guelph, Ontario, Canada from 5 pm. to 8 pm. Please come by and say 'Hi!'.
S.E. Sasaki will be signing books at the Chapters Store at Square One in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada from 1 pm. to 4 pm. Please come by and say 'Hello!"
'A layered debut that sings odes to the grandmasters of sci-fi'
-- Kirkus Reviews