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Ian Hughes is a man who has been into virtual reality and cyber worlds for quite a long time, having a quite well known name in the Second Life community as Epredator. His experience and research in the tech field are perfectly reflected in the writing of Reconfigure. Everything that happens in the story, except for the obvious sci-fi elements, is posible either right now with today's technology, or will be in a very near future, and being a techie, that fact delights me.
We follow the adventures of Roisin, a programmer who by some fortunate (or not) coincidences, accidentally finds herself able to use her tech knowledge to modify the real world as if it was a computer program like the ones she has been working with all her life. What she did not know and would find out soon is that there are hidden powers in this world who are more than interested in what she just discovered. She will find herself involved in a war she has to fight by herself.
Fast paced and with a cinematic flow, Reconfigure had my attention 100% of the time, I just wanted to finish the current page so I could find out what happened in the next, and before I knew I had finished the book. Good thing there is already a second part out!
If you like cyberpunk, or sci-fi in general, I would blindly recommend this book. If you don't, I still think you should give it a chance because it's just that good.
It gives a taste of what life might be in the future with the advances in technology. But as long as there is the human ego there still will be scrimmages for power. And here we see brilliant Roisin always keeping a step ahead of those threatening powers. The author - Epredator, clearly knows his way around the world of computers, internet and advance technologies which is shown clearly in Reconfigure. Reconfigure is such an advance form of the sci-fi thriller variety, totally advance - way out there!
Disclaimer: I'm a friend of the author and provided some advice during development, but I firmly believe that many sci-fi and tech fans will enjoy this novel.