Forever People – Alison Lyke
Title: Forever People
Author: Alison Lyke
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Length: 216
I did not know what to expect when I cracked this story open, but I soon found myself engaged in a religious conspiracy theory, unlike any other. This story had depths that I was not anticipating.
The story followed Camille, a bounty hunter like character who makes sure the dying pay their debts. In her world, the only afterlife is man-made and functions on a digital level. Unfortunately, only those who can pay and live in the right hemisphere can ascend.
I found the religious commentary to be quite intriguing, as it calls into question where we go when we die, and who is worthy of an afterlife. Lyke has a creative and intelligent mind that produced a unique and compelling story .
If you are a fan of bad-ass chicks who know how to take care of themselves, and a world full of technology we can only hope to see one day, then I recommend this story for you.
It is a fast-paced, surprising tale that will leave you with questions you did not realize you had.
You can find the book on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.
Synopsis: 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.