A few weeks ago, an Awesome Indie asked if I’d be interest in beta reading his latest book. I happily agreed. It was wonderful, had me swiping madly with reckless abandon. And now it’s available.
Here’s the blurb:
It’s 2117 and the government has stopped reading your emails. It now reads your mind…
Every year, WOCO (the world government) nominates people to compete in the Edyl Olympiad. The prize? Immortality, and the right to live in the only place left in the world where the sun still shines — Edyl Island. But the competitors are being watched by a secret government division called The Reading Department to see if they’re worthy of that prize.
R77K is a thought reader on his first Edyl assignment. He has three targets: a rock singer, an athlete, and a mechanic. But one of them also moonlights as a contract killer. Why would a contract killer be nominated for immortality? All is not well in paradise.
The deeper R77K delves into the minds of his targets, the closer he gets to them… and to the hidden agenda behind the nominations. Edyl is a festering world of lies, corruption and strife, but defying WOCO means fighting off attacks from other thought readers, means giving up any last chance of his own immortality. Will he pay that price to save the nominees? And join the cause to put the world to rights?
EDYL – Island of Immortality is a dystopian view of the future, an intense mix of intrigue and drama in an epic tale.
13 responses to “EDYL – Island of Immortality, by Mark Capell”
It’s out? Nice! I need to drop a review unless it changed!
Hah, you beta’d it too? Not sure what changes he finally made. He’s British though. I had to fight with him to get him to stop saying “govna’ ” after every paragraph.
Yeah I know lol and yes I did.
I thought he said her changed some so I should read the extended version if it is!
cool. I was gonna reblog, but I think I’ll do my own!
You should. Mine’s not personalized enough. I may write more about it as I get inspired 🙂
I will, but tomorrow. It’s late here and I still have kitchen clean-up!
Sounds like a winner. I’ll pick it up!
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I will write my own post on this book, too, because I love its brilliant premise and execution — but first:
Ha ha ha, for once I have trumped the savviest of the savvy indie authors: I reviewed for this Perihelion ezine (going live July 12, 2014), so Mark gets a free ad link to amazon for one month and an average of 5,000 hits the first week the ezine goes live. I’d love to review “Kick” and “Hyperlink” but feel like it’s reeeeally stretching the “hard science fiction” genre if I do.
Oh, and P.T. Hylton too! Love your novel, Regulation 19, but someone has to convince me it’s really SciFi before I review it. Even EDYL seemed not-very-hard sci fi to me. But then…what does? I’m trying to review manuscripts authors send me, but military sci fi (truly scientific stuff) with space battles, lasers and aliens, somehow leaves me cold. And Matrix-y SF doesn’t do it for me either. What does? STAR WARS, of course! Luke and Yoda! But SF discussion forums say space opera is not sf, but movies like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is sf. Really….
My main character is a fan of television, which, to a caveman, would seem like science fiction…? Jk.
Very happy for Mr. Capell. He deserves it.
What about “anything by Larry Niven”? 🙂