MF Korn has written twelve novels and had 245 stories published in magazines worldwide. Currently available are two collections: Confessions of a Ghoul and Other Stories and
Aliens, Minibikes, and Other Staples of Suburbia, as well as three novels, Skimming the Gumbo Nuclear, Rachmaninoff’s Ghost, Creature Feature (with David Mathew), and a collection of four science fiction novels, All the Mutant Trash in All the Galaxies.
He resides in Louisiana, where he works as a programmer, and has a sixteen-year-old daughter, Savannah. One of his degrees is in Piano Concentration. Mike enjoys playing Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Chopin, and ragtime and listening to Requiems.
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Smashwords book reviews by M.F. Korn
on Aug. 13, 2013
In Ageless, Jihanna Karapova faces the world that evolved by the year 2020. Bankrupt governments, forced to downsize militarily, resort to population control via slavery and disease. One the one hand, cloning and biogenetics poison the food supply. On the other, modern medicine provides cures that are worse. Shackled to low-paying jobs, lest they lose access to “live-saving” drugs, the drudges and the mudders—the former uneducated, the latter interracial—are left without choices or hope. Girls who show promise, like Jihanna, are raised by surrogate keepers to be sold to handlers of OWL, the invisible one-world government. Boys with advanced reflexes become OWL’s executioners.
Conditioned by non-sexual abuse and rewarded with the power to kill, Jihanna becomes the world’s only tech-mage. Trying to hide CHLOIE—a chemical hybrid of self-energized intelligence who can access information from any conceivable source, Jihanna designs a terrible trade-off—altered human enzymes that behave as “thought police” and can kill their human hosts.
Then Jihanna has no choice but to weaponize CHLOIE in a bid to overthrow OWL in Russia, with help from four of OWL’s top operatives. Almost too late, they learn that Jihanna’s handler has launched the Apocalypse via self-fulfilling prophesy. To gain absolution and remove the mark of the Beast, Jihanna must turn to death magic—and a terrible sacrifice.