Civilization fell. It rose. At some point, people built starships.
A millennium after the Earth was abandoned to climate change and resource depletion, Sharon Manders wakes up in a body that used to belong to somebody else, and some say she was a terrorist. She has no idea how she could be digging for Pleistocene bones in Africa one day, and crewing on a starship the next. That was just before she met the wolfman, the elf, and the sex robot.
Struggling with distressingly unreliable memories, the expectations of her host body’s family and crewmates, future shock, and accusations of treason, Sharon goes on the lam to come face to face with terrorists, giant bugs, drug cartels, AIs, and lawyers.
All things considered, she’d rather be back in 21st Century California.
I have to admit that after reading the tagline and summary, I was hooked. Seeing how the story was going to involve “the wolfman, the elf, and the sex robot”, I was ready for quirky.
If you’re looking for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-type humor here, you are not going to find much of that here. You will, however, discover a fun, rollicking good story that will keep you involved through the very last page. Highly recommended.
Memory and Metaphor by Andrea Monticue is available from Paper Angel Press (and the usual online booksellers).