Prophet’s Journey by Matthew S. Cox

This novel is a post-apocalyptic road movie through the eyes of an innocent, both providing a story filled with adventure and peril, and questioning whether the collapse of civilisation must leave us uncivilised. The events of this book take place after Cox's The Awakened series. Spoilers ahead. Following the defeat of Archon, Althea has returned … Continue reading Prophet’s Journey by Matthew S. Cox

Angel Descended by Matthew S. Cox

Cox seamlessly fuses nuanced cyberpunk with magic-in-all-but-name to produce a novel that is both a character-driven thriller and a dramatic spectacular. This novel concludes Cox’s The Awakened series. Risk of spoilers ahead. Despite his failure to recruit all the Awakened to his cause, Archon is close to achieving his dream of an off-world colony for … Continue reading Angel Descended by Matthew S. Cox

Whispers in the Code by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Inverting the trope of an exceptional teenager defying an evil government, the authors craft a tale of a young man struggling to find his place in a tyrannical but potentially necessary regime. This book is set after the events of Distant Horizon. Risk of spoilers ahead. Nineteen-year-old Tim Zaytsev fled his home to join the … Continue reading Whispers in the Code by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

Guardian by Matthew S. Cox

Cox fuses psionics and cyberpunk with a political thriller, producing a tale that is equally detective procedural and high-speed action. This novel is the fourth in the Division Zero series. Proceeding past this point without reading previous volumes might induce precognitive dissonance (c.f. slang dictionary: spoilers). Returning from a month’s recuperative leave, Agent Kirsten Wren … Continue reading Guardian by Matthew S. Cox

Thrall by Matthew S. Cox

Cox blends demonology and cybernetics with social commentary to produce a story that provides both accessibility and depth. This novel is volume three in the Division Zero series. The author accepts no liability for mnemonic contamination to readers proceeding past this point. Agent Kirsten Wren should be happy: her adoption of Evan is proceeding smoothly; … Continue reading Thrall by Matthew S. Cox

Lex De Mortuis by Matthew S. Cox

Building on the interwoven threads of high-tech dystopia and emergent mental powers from Division Zero, Cox shows the reader one possible answer to the question of religion in a science-fiction world without sacrificing the visceral action of a cyberpunk thriller. This novel is the second volume in the Division Zero series. Therefore, spoilers loom ahead. … Continue reading Lex De Mortuis by Matthew S. Cox

Division Zero by Matthew S Cox

Balancing fast-paced, street-level cyber-strife with psychological (and psionic) nuance, Cox makes the reader feel the decaying substance beneath the frenetic style. Rampant corporations tore the old world apart in their struggle for economic supremacy. Now those same corporations all but rule the technological enclaves scattered across the tainted wastelands that were nations. Caught between these … Continue reading Division Zero by Matthew S Cox

Daughter of Ash by Matthew S. Cox

Cox mixes classic cyberpunk and near-superpowers with the emotional impacts of isolation to produce a fast-paced science-fiction thriller that is much more than fancy gear and wish-fulfilment fantasies Warning: Information Hazard. This novel is the fourth in the Awakened series. Readers unfamiliar with previous volumes who proceed beyond this point might suffer damage to surprise … Continue reading Daughter of Ash by Matthew S. Cox