It’s “Dystopian Tuesday” and I have found a gem for you. Sadly, it’s not free on Kindle. Today’s highlighted author is Catherine Fisher. She is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written nineteen novels. That’s impressive! I have seen her work in libraries and on Amazon, but I have never read any of her work. I intend to change that.
The books I am interested in, that were written by Catherine are, Incarceron and Sapphique. They are Dystopian at its best. Set in a prison world that’s not just four walls, with prison bars, this world takes you through metal forests, dilapidated cities, and wilderness. Sound intriguing?
Incarceron is a futuristic prison and an artificial world—a living, artificial world run by Incarceron, an artificial intelligence. This tireless, inhuman “overlord” controls all life as it monitors inmates by means of cameras that appear as glowing red lights and dispenses punishment and death on a daily basis without mercy. Escape from Incarceron is a concept which few believe in, except those who insist that Sapphique, the legendary Sapient, has in fact achieved this very act.
Initially, the intent of Incarceron’s creators, the Sapienti, was to incarcerate all the criminals in the world and repair their morals to form a perfect society, controlled with the help of the Prison entity “Incarceron”. The prisoners and seventy Sapienti inside were sealed off from the world in order to control all variables in this experiment, with the exception of the prison Warden to oversee the project. However, after years of isolation and the failure of the perfect society, those inside have no way to seek help or escape when the Warden abandons the experiment’s aims.
Book 2, Sapphique, follows the main character, Finn, who escapes the prison world.
I believe these two books are next, on my “to buy” list. And to top it off, there are rumors of a movie starring, Taylor Lautner. Fun!
You can check out Catherine Fisher’s works on Amazon, or on her web page. I will post links below.
Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow for “Whatever Wednesday”.
Catherine Fisher’s web page: http://www.catherine-fisher.com/