Alison Lyke’s latest release Forever People is due for release on the 28th of March, with the digital release following shortly after on the 4th of April.
Published by Black Rose Writing, Forever People is a cyberpunk novel and follows Lyke’s focus on women in genres where female characters are underrepresented.
After observing the rise of social media and Internet search capabilities, Alison wanted to explore how the world copes with new technology before laws and morals catch up, if they ever catch up. The rules for technology are often set by the creators of the technology, who may not be able to foresee the ramifications of their choices.
You can read the official blurb below:
Welcome to Zeta City, where the whole world goes to die. Here, the Node System uploads the minds of the dying so they can spend eternity in a digital Promised Land. But, this cyber heaven is causing hell on earth for the living because the System forces them to earn Points to buy data in the afterlife.
Camille is a salty mercenary out to hoard as many Points as possible by exploiting the dying with illegal technology. She’s on the hunt for Toy, a rebel leader who uploaded lethal technology to her own brain in an attempt to wipe out everyone’s Node Points.
Camille goes to increasingly dangerous lengths in pursuit of Toy. She soon finds that the Node is full of warm reunions with loved ones and otherworldly creations. It’s also full of lies.
If you want to find out more about Alison, check out our Featured Friday! interview with her last week.