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Nanoengineers have unleashed machine consciousness Revenge does not account for it Something infinitely sinister has happened Only Prim If I d read this book a few years ago I wouldn t just have liked it it would have been a favorite Now though I feel a lot nebulous about it The writing is incredibly lush almost baroue in a world that starts with the intellectual conventions of cyberpunk but injects them with a startling excess of strangeness surrealism and the grotesue There are a lot of fascinating ideas in particular which makes it unfortunate that I had a lot of trouble overlooking the book s weaknesses The action is messy and thin to the point it really bothered me full of structural moves that mostly didn t work in my opinion and while there s something really fascinating about the relationship at the center of the book every other character was a sort of gaudy mouthpiece for worldbuilding There was a lot of emotion buried in this book but I had trouble accessing it and near the end I especially felt the plot was making moves it hadn t earned The problem I think is this tries to be a narrative driven book but it s uncomfortable with narrative which made it feel patchy and uneven for me with too few moments of lucidity despite the fantastic images and prose Some friends have told me the second and third novels become hyperstylized and abstract which seems like Calder playing to his strengths there s a good chance I might read them eventually despite this one not sitting well with me since I can t help thinking of my older self who would have loved the language and ideas despite what bothers me about the book now This is a mindspace than a novel I think and if I d been able to enter into it I would have liked the book a lot It could be where I m at mentally right now and the fact I was never able to read as much of it in one sitting as I liked but I was just never able to get inside though I m hoping if I try again with the seuels later I ll be able to

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Dead Girls

Avera and mad Ignatz Zwakh know what power is really behind the microbiotic army dedicated to overthrowing the human gamete But Primave Didn t enjoy this at all Had enjoyed the graphic novel in the past but found this confusing and difficult to follow Language strange and impenetrable

Richard Calder ✓ 4 Read

Ra's dying Can they reach Dr Toxicopholous before the CIA or the pornocrat Kito or their combined assassins and nanomachines reach them Even better than Cythera Another jump into the Calder future with some of the same characters Very very nice Calder gives me a hard on litterally then makes me feel guilty then makes me feel perverse then makes me feel like an alien


10 thoughts on “Dead Girls

  1. says:

    Dead Girls was a strange and worthwhile trip a dropkick into an unappealing future Earth circa 2072 in which capitalism triumphantly and gaudily strutting across the global stage has conuered all comers The United States is the junior partner to a Japanese led Pacific trading bloc while Europe flooded with refugees from the defunct Soviet Empire has suffered from a catastrophic market crash and the subseuent spreading of a plague that has

  2. says:

    If I'd read this book a few years ago I wouldn't just have liked it it would have been a favorite Now though I feel a lot nebulous ab

  3. says:

    When I do read sci fi my preference is for near future stuff set on our existing planet which is why I picked this up after reading about it somewhere It's a great debut and the first in a trilogy followed by Dead

  4. says:

    Didn't enjoy this at all Had enjoyed the graphic novel in the past but found this confusing and difficult to follow Language strange and impenetrable

  5. says:

    In Dead Girls Ignatz Zwakh lives in a highly technological world powered by fear sex and death A plague that corrupts young girls by turning them into Lilim vampiric nanoengineered dead girls has swept the globe one metamorphosis at a time Ignatz as a schoolboy falls in love with a Lilim Primavera Together they discover the truth and tragedy behind the plagueBy the time I got around to reading Dead Girls Dead Boys was a far off memory th

  6. says:

    These days I'm not usually one for dystopic or gender wars science fiction But this book is the exception and the reason why the whole badly watered down subgenres exists What starts off seeming like an overly orna

  7. says:

    Unsure whether anything I've read others have written on this is uite so Still sorting out my own views here ap

  8. says:

    Well this isn't out yet but it'll be an awesome collectable graphic novel with eleven new pages not seen in the original pages of Murky Depths where it was serialised and now in full colour hardback Just 100 numbered copies printed and signed by both the writer Richard Calder and the artist Leonardo M Giron

  9. says:

    Even better than Cythera Another jump into the Calder future with some of the same characters Very very nice Calder gives me a hard on litterally then makes me feel guilty then makes me feel perverse then makes me feel like an alie

  10. says:

    With scenes comparable to Gibson and the poetry of Bester this book could do no wrong Not cyberpunk but technoir A fast achingly gorgeous and brutally written novel that defines my taste in scifi As much a metaphor for the sex trade as it is for personal sexual relationships Just beautiful