Reviews – Supertech
Johnny Mneumonic becomes female and hot and goes to space.
“I’m better than a tame Supertech because I’m sneaky,” says Morgan Selwood, and that about summarizes the entire story very nicely. This piece is a fabulous nod to the best of cyber science fiction, allowing the reader plenty of room to revel in the hard-core sci fi environment and to ponder some serious questions at the same time.
Computers already rule so much of our lives. Our interfaces become increasingly advanced. But what if, instead of employing an advanced interface with the machine and the network, one actually BECAME the interface and got really, really, really good at it? “Supertech” presents a potential answer to that question with a few spooky alternatives to ponder.
Greta did it again!
Love her first book, “The Iron Admiral” and I knew I was in for a treat here. This Novella is top quality SciFi, and I can’t wait to read the whole book when it comes out.
What I love about her writing: Her characters are very real, and I feel myself immediately immersed in Greta’s future world. Morgan (the MC) is awesome, the science believable, and the story quick and crisp. Dialogue is great, and Greta’s ‘voice’ even better. Here’s a part I especially liked:
“Gens Brasna may be the armpit of the fleet, but at least she’d met Brad there. Nothing was irrevocably bad. And Captain Jorvik could put that small fact wherever he’d like it, with her compliments.”
In short – want a fast paced exciting read? This is it.
Morgan Selwood is the kind of character I can love. She is sassy and sexy, with a seriously high level of intelligence.
The story centres around Morgan’s work in an edge of the galaxy Fleet Base and the technology is a realistic extrapolation of current experimental medical techniques.
This is an enjoyable titbit, a little something to whet the appetite for more of the character. Roll on a whole book!
Very enjoyable, makes you think and wonder how close we are to this way of life.
Again, Greta has produced a great SciFi read in the novella ‘Supertech’. The science, the characters and the well paced story line all work. Easily a five star read.
Sooz Says Stuff
I am already a huge fan of Greta van der Rol’s work, and took that into account when reviewing Supertech the marvelous prequel to “Morgan’s Choice”, due out in June. Wanting to read and review without prior knowledge of just how good an author Greta van der Rol is was impossible, my expectations were already running high after “The Iron Admiral” one of my all time favorite Science Fiction Novels.
I am always a little trepidatious when reading a favorite authors latest book, wanting it to be as good as its predecessor…I need not have worried; this one equals the ‘Admiral’ in every way, and the pacing is wonderful.
Meet Morgan Selwood; you won’t forget her after you are introduced; she is a character that gets into the psyche and raises more than a smile and your blood pressure… Tough, smart, resilient and in control of herself…as good a way as any to begin describing “Supertech” Morgan Selwood. more:
This was a really nice short story. I dug the idea of a supertech and I liked Morgan’s strong spirit and honest character. I was pretty pleased to read at the end that there was more written for her. I bought it for my nook just now. =D