I remember reading cyberpunk in my youth - stories of tomorrows where technology is an integral part of life, but that life is far from utopian. Strange technologies, dystopian societies and alienated individuals were all a part of visions that stirred the imagination. Cyberpunk didn't really disappear. Instead it transformed. The future is now. Technology is omnipresent, and it is impossible to imagine life without the connectivity of cell phones, tablets, and wifi.
Cyber World provides a tantalizing glimpse of the worlds that could be through a variety of stories from the world's most talented authors. From gene and body modifications to artificial brains sold through rakuten and Amazon, worlds of data to a country of no people, this anthology hosts a tremendous array of post-cyberpunk works. The tomorrows of yesterday have led to today.
The quaint, remote British village where crime rears its ugly head has long been a setting loved by writers of classic mystery. Somehow cities with their abundance of people promote a sense of safety. While the village, with its remote environs and its sparse population makes suspense and danger easy to create.
Serpents in Eden is an anthology that every lover of classic British mystery should possess. Several authors are well known favorites, while others are relatively unknown to modern readers. The majority of the stories included in Serpents in Eden will new to the reader, making it a delicious repast for any lover of classic mystery.
My personal favorites include The Naturalist at Law, Direct Evidence, and Inquest, the last of which involves a murder that looks like a standard murder for profit, but where there is a surprising twist. The former two both...