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Déjà Vu by Ian Hocking
« on: April 01, 2015, 10:50:13 AM »
This is a thread for discussion of the book, reviews, comments and questions on the psychological and philosophical implications.

A science fiction thriller in the classic vein. More than that though, literary craft and questions about identity and free will that have raised comparisons to St PKD. The following is taken from our website whilst we get posts written up properly here. Apologies for any familiar information whilst we get that done.

In the year 2023 Saskia Brandt, detective with the European FIB, comes back from holiday newly single, tired and full of sadness. Heading straight back to the office she finds no peace, only her receptionist dead and no suspects. Given only 12 hours to clear her name she sets to work on unravelling the mystery, one that proves greater than the sum of its parts.

David Proctor is just an academic eating his breakfast until he gets a phone-call telling him the prototype computer - Ego - he has been loaned is now the only one left. Meanwhile someone has broken into his house, someone who wants him to go back to the lab where his wife died in a bomb attack 20 years before.
 
As the mysteries and intrigue envelop Saskia and David they are forced to unpick their own pasts. Because in Déjà Vu you find that things aren't as they seem, truth is a matter of perspective and that the past can change just as quickly as the future.

Reviews
"A very thoughtful read which makes you wonder if we have any real choice in the decisions we make or are we programmed to make the same mistakes over and over."
The Write SF

"Intersected with virtual worlds, questions about reality, unreliable memories, and nanotechnology, Déjà Vu is sure to astound most any Science Fiction reader. It’s a dry book on the surface that cuts deeper with its ideas. Simply put, it’s brilliant."
Acerbic Writing (Full review does contain spoilers - You have been warned!)
With sorcery, as everyone knows, once it starts there's no stopping it.