@nickcole ‘s return to the world of Soda Pop Soldier is a heck of a great read.Winner of the Dragon Award,
CAR is a sort of prequel to the story of Cole’s earlier novel, Soda Pop Soldier, putting the world of the current day on the path to the future cyber-dystopia seen by Perfect Question in the Soda Wars in the future. It is a terrific cyber noir thriller, filled with fascinating and unique characters, action, and intrigue.
The story is told from multiple perspectives, but my favorite by far is that of Captain Mara, a young woman who finds herself in charge of a Romulan Starship facing off against a modern Captain Kirk in a Star Trek virtual reality game. I know, but trust me, it will make sense when you read it and, I assure you, you’ll wont be rooting for the Federation.
And that’s pretty much how this book rolls. It’s an action filled satire full of references to games, TV, and pop culture all kept moving forward by Nick Cole’s signature page turner style.
Trust me, you’re gonna like this one.