A disturbing look at the nature of ‘self’ in a world where you can download someone else’s memories in our Book of the Week – ‘The Dream Thieves’.
THE DREAM THIEVES
By: John A. Burks
Music, movies, games – anything is available to pirate on the Internet. But in the future, downloading and trading memories changes all that. Why download a recording of Jumping Jack Flash when you have a chance to download a memory of actually seeing the Rolling Stones live?
Trading your own memories for better ones comes at a price, though. You must upload two memories in order to download one from the Soul 2 Soul Net and once uploaded, your memories are gone forever. It’s even possible to trade away the memory of how to breathe.
When private investigator James Knight is hired to track down a girl who’s torture is the most commonly downloaded memory on the Net, he discovers that his own identity is not what he believed it was.
A fresh take on some classic Science Fiction themes, ‘The Dream Thieves’ will keep you hooked from the opening paragraph.