Last night I stayed up late to finish Ted Kosmatka’s new book “The Games.”
It’s really quite good – it reminded me in turn of Michael Chricton’s better work or a Dean Koontz. Â Yes, I’m comparing it to thriller writers. Â The Games is solid near-future science fiction but it reads much more like a thriller than a classic sf-book.
I don’t want to give much away, but imagine a future where genetic engineering is allowed in order to create creatures that fight each other to the death. Â Then introduce a very different designer of such creatures….
I picked this up because Ted has recently moved here and he’ll be a reader at our SFWA reading series on April 17th. Â The Games is intense, and I enjoyed it very much. Â In spite of the thriller pacing, I often stopped to admire bits of really nice prose.
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