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Monday, August 22, 2022

Matt's mind hits a Refraction (review)



Terry Geo (@terryjgeo)    

Reviewed by Matt Adcock (@cleric20)

 “ …I’m your Shadow Man. I never meant to scare you. I rushed the programme. In my arrogance, I honestly thought it would work. I sent my digital form, this form in an email… ” 

Welcome to a whole new world - a place where you can dream literally anything into existence. If the thought of dinosaurs running loose on the streets of London while all manner of crazy dreams break through into reality - oh boy does Terry Geo have a book for you…

It’s not like we haven’t all suspected that a privately-funded facility somewhere is trying to find a way to tap directly into our minds? And you really don’t need to be a Facebook conspiracy theorist to wonder if shady big-budget corporates are looking to observe and record our thoughts and dreams. 

With Refraction, these nightmare scenarios are brought to vivid life. But imagine how cool it would be to use high tech to allow people to experience impossible treats such as seeing Prince, Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury all perform on a lineup - from beyond the grave. Geo has a lot of fun exploring ‘what ifs’ such as having Babs Windsor and Kenneth Williams do a background guide to the Carry On films, offering characters chance to fly a dragon over Westeros or follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and pals… These pop culture Easter eggs are grin-inducing and wide-ranging - there are so many yet the don’t detract from the main action, it’s all very LGBTQ+ positive as well which is great to see in sci-fi. Geo has woven them into a rich geek tapestry of sci-fi and fantasy. 

The man of your dreams...

At the heart of the tale is a conspiracy to get highly active brain-function individuals from across the globe to ‘the facility’, Abby, a young girl who’s father disappeared, Terrell, a young gun who has bagged a tech placement, Ryder, the troubled grandson who is about to join Silicate and Jake… 
What do these people have in common? 

It’s a trip finding out…

My advice is to jump in to this sci-fi Refraction.

Out of a potential 5 - you have to go with a Darkmatters:


(5 - Your dreams aren't what they used to be...)

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