Compelling and awash with a host of unforgettable characters, Abandonment Party breaks the genre mould as Brad Smith notably blends the requisite elements of action and adventure with the farsightedness of science fiction.
As fantastical as science fiction seems, there is often something familiar about the incredible concepts dreamt up by its writers. In fact, not only familiar at times but eerily accurate about future advances. Is this some kind of scientific prophesy? Is there something sinister going on?
The best science fiction novels work because they tap into what we already believe is possible and this is something Thorn easily achieves with U.C.C as he once again demonstrates a confident command of composition and economic storytelling.
The evolvement of artificial intelligence continues to gather momentum and it’s something Hurst has continued to explore throughout his Sol Protocol series.