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Re-Coil

By: J.T. Nicholas
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
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Summary

The Expanse meets Altered Carbon in this breakneck science-fiction thriller where immortality is theoretically achievable, yet identity, gender and selfhood are very much in jeopardy....

Carter Langston is murdered whilst salvaging a derelict vessel - a major inconvenience as he's downloaded into a brand new body on the space station where he backed up, several weeks' journey away. But events quickly slip out of control when an assassin breaks into the medbay and tries to finish the job. 

Death no longer holds sway over a humanity that has spread across the solar system: consciousness can be placed in a new body, or coil, straight after death, giving people the potential for immortality. Yet Carter's backups - supposedly secure - have been damaged, his crew are missing and everything points back to the derelict that should have been a simple salvage mission. With enemies in hot pursuit, Carter tracks down his last crewmate - re-coiled after death into a body she cannot stand - to delve deeper into a mystery that threatens humanity and identity as they have come to know it.

©2020 J.T. Nicholas (P)2020 W F Howes

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"This is a story that kicks off at breakneck speed.... A compelling, multi-layered sci-fi tale." (CultureFly)

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Isosceles

I liked this book and the audio production, except for two minor gripes: the word “coil” was used to the point of being annoying, and the author and editors should look up what an isosceles triangle is, pretty sure the term you were looking for was equilateral.

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Enjoyed this

I enjoyed this story and looked forward to listening every night. Good characters. Skillful narration.

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Original and fun

I thoroughly enjoyed this. I thought the idea was an original one (although as the blurb says, possibly similar to Altered Carbon) and it was explored in a fun and satisfying way. It was light sci-fi, with some basic world building, but none the worse for that. An easy fun listen with a great narrator. My only complaint is it could have done with a twist or two towards the end. It was a bit too straight forward. But the ending does leave things open for another book and I would certainly look forward to more.

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  • 23-02-21

Exciting but wordy

exciting story, but a little too much explanation sometimes especially during action scenes. Otherwise convincing