Being a systems engineer myself, I'm quite picky when it comes to reading novels that claim to be based on technology, informatics, internet, etc. and I tend to critique them pretty hard. Let me tell you, Reconfigure didn't disappoint me one byte!
Ian Hughes is a man who has been into virtual reality and cyber worlds for quite a long time, having a quite well known name in the Second Life community as Epredator. His experience and research in the tech field are perfectly reflected in the writing of Reconfigure. Everything that happens in the story, except for the obvious sci-fi elements, is posible either right now with today's technology, or will be in a very near future, and being a techie, that fact delights me.
We follow the adventures of Roisin, a programmer who by some fortunate (or not) coincidences, accidentally finds herself able to use her tech knowledge to modify the real world as if it was a computer program like the ones she has been working with all her life. What she did not know and would find out soon is that there are hidden powers in this world who are more than interested in what she just discovered. She will find herself involved in a war she has to fight by herself.
Fast paced and with a cinematic flow, Reconfigure had my attention 100% of the time, I just wanted to finish the current page so I could find out what happened in the next, and before I knew I had finished the book. Good thing there is already a second part out!
If you like cyberpunk, or sci-fi in general, I would blindly recommend this book. If you don't, I still think you should give it a chance because it's just that good.
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub; 1 edition (23 October 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1518772846
- ISBN-13: 978-1518772849
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 413 g
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