By Ian Hocking

Winner of the pink Adept Award for technological know-how Fiction

It is 2023. Scientist David Proctor is working for his existence. On his path is Saskia Brandt, a detective with the ecu FIB. She has questions. questions on a bomb that exploded again in 2003. yet a person is searching her too. The clues are within the shattered stories of her prior lifestyles.

Déjà Vu takes the reader on a startling trip via a potential destiny, notwithstanding electronic minds, and during the results of the alternatives we make. it's the debut novel via Ian Hocking.

'[Hocking's] layering of the narrative is considerate and how he makes occasions from various many years replicate one another indicates quiet ability. it is a small-press book; as such, it most likely won't get the publicity it merits. better publishers will want to take note.' -- Jon Courtenay Grimwood, writing within the Guardian

'A multi-threaded, thought-provoking sci-fi mystery. it truly is continuously a pleasant shock to determine a debut novel akin to Déjà Vu. completely recommended.' -- SciFi.uk.com

'Excellent...crisp undefined. This booklet bodes good for the future.' -- Grumpy outdated Bookman

'Breaks new ground.' -- Stephen Gallagher

'Shows mature confidence.' -- Stan Nicholls

'Inventive and witty.' -- The Alien on-line

'Get able to have a impressive experience.' -- POD woman

'Science fiction within the culture of such nice exponents as Baxter and Clarke.' -- The everlasting evening

'Clever and satisfying.' -- Tregolwyn e-book experiences

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The carpet if sat upon will do the whole Arabian Nights bit and fly you places which might otherwise be difficult or dangerous to get to. ) Meanwhile you should now backtrack to the cave at 46 and select another option. Ochnatoberlochnaburry 106 This is the worst laid out village you have ever seen, it looks as though the planners were drunk, which they probably were. Since you have made it here more or less in one piece,you are free to explore anywhere shown on the map. Should you wish to leave, you may examine the cliffs at 68, chase the wild horses at 72 or walk south at 77.

As the answer occurs to you, your blood runs cold. Only one creature on the face of this planet could create such dreadful verse: the Poetic Fiend . . who even now has seized you in an iron grip! You can swiftly bite the hand that holds you at 79, try a cunning judo throw on him at 89 or stand there peacefully like a moron and see what happens at 99. 75 As you pronounce the magic number, the door shatters explosively. ) You stand dumbfounded. Behind it lies a smallish chamber piled high with more loot than you have ever seen in one place since you stumbled on the treasure house of Grott's Tomb.

123 This has to be one of the most sinister sights you have ever seen, Pip. ) A corpse propped upright by means of a pole up the back of its jacket, points stiffly towards a skull-shaped opening in a nearby cliff-face. Around the neck of the corpse hangs a crudely lettered notice stating THIS WAY Above the skull-shaped opening is a rotting battle standard featuring a vulture in heroic pose, This is one of the most sinister sights you have ever seen underneath which appears the dreaded motto of the Legion of the Dead CAESAR SIC IN OMNIBUS Brrr!

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