So I'm all caught up with my Avery Cates series. I just finished The Terminal State
by Jeff Somers
. That dude can write. The entire world of this somewhat post-apocalyptic earth
(just slightly in the future) is deep, complicated, and complete.
|Cover to the French version of The Electric Church|
This latest book is possibly his (Jeff's) most brilliant idea (and one which you could apply to a million different scenarios). The hero gets a full military modification -- similar to the mods in Old Man's War
but as with most things Jeff Somers it's very specific
. The HUD is brilliant. Maybe I have a thing for nanobot - enhanced military body upgrades 'cause I don't want to work to get into shape and I'd prefer to not fall apart as I get old.
Anyway -- the hero gets his body upgraded with augments BUT there's a failsafe explosive charge built into his brain and his worst enemy has the button and a job for Avery to do
. Awesome, right?
Hell, our next movie should be built around that idea.
Actually, there's a slight chance that the cover of the book The Electric Church
can be seen in the background of the love scene in Day 2. I'm not sure, I haven't seen the edit yet but I noticed the book was there when we were shooting it. I wonder if we'll have to blur it out? ;-)
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