Embarrassing confession time: from time to time people have sent me books to read in my spare time and I accept them, despite knowing I never get around to reading books in my spare time because I try hard never to have spare time. NEVER. I have had a e-copy of A Digital Divide
long enough to misplace it (I bought a new copy, along with a couple of other Spangler books) and I never got around to reading it because I am a terrible person.
Spangler is probably best known for A Girl and Her Fed,
which shares a universe with this novel. As it happens, I've never read A Girl and her Fed
so any elements that would leap out at a fan of that strip were missed by me.
My impression is the author was concerned the memespace for her book would be filled by the doomed Fox show Almost Human
, which to be honest I thought was going to be the inferior Yank rip-off of Äkta människor
but which seems to have been closer to the inferior rip-off of Holmes & Yoyo
played straight. In any case, the doomed Fox show Almost Human
is both dead in the water and also not much like Digital Divide
at all. For one thing, I'd actually recommend Digital Divide
Rachel Peng is an Office of Adaptive and Complementary Enhancement Technologies Agent, one of the lucky few who gained abilities beyond those of mundane humans thanks to a very high tech implant and the only cost was half a decade of having her mind and identity ripped apart thanks to some misleadingly documented features of the implant. ( Read more... )