Beautiful Red

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
The future is boring. Technology has solved most of the world’s most pressing problems, leaving people with tedious work and mundane play. Jack is a Security Officer Class 5, which sounds important, but isn’t. However, her banal life as a cubicle worker by day and tinkerer by night is interrupted when she discovers that her employer’s computer system has been invaded. More

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About M. Darusha Wehm

M. Darusha Wehm is a two-time Parsec Award finalist and author of the SF novels Beautiful Red, Self Made, Act of Will and The Beauty of Our Weapons. She is also the founder and editor of Plan B Magazine which focusses on short mystery and crime fiction, and curates the photo webzine Spaceships Today.

Her short fiction has appeared in Thaumatrope Magazine, Podioracket’s Glimpses anthology, Luna Station Quarterly, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and been featured in the Toasted Cake and Escape Pod podcasts.

Born and raised in Canada, she currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after sailing down the west coast of the Americas and across the Pacific Ocean with her partner, Steven, on their sailboat, Scream.

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Sandy Monroe reviewed on Sep. 26, 2014

I found this book for free on the ebook reader on my phone. But it was so high quality, adventurous and easy to read I decided to buy it to show my appreciation to the author. More understandable than any other cyber punk novels I've read, including Snow Crash or William Gibson stories.

I liked the characters, the storyline, the world the author described and the technology. It was so visual!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Doug Pardee reviewed on Jan. 8, 2011

An original and interesting cyber story, but the writing didn't really do it justice. On the other hand, I'm somewhat picky about writing craft, and many people aren't.

If you're looking for a cyber novel, take a peek at the preview and see how it feels to you.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
Michael Chermside reviewed on May 8, 2010

In classic science fiction tradition, the protagonist finds herself uniquely situated to discover the details of a plot that turns out to be far deeper than she could have expected. But (again, in classic scifi tradition), the main character in this tale is the world itself. A weakly distopian near future, it depicts a world where some of the population is employed in meaningless office jobs while the rest are completely unemployed and unemployable. Computer-mediated games and messaging have taken the place of human interactions. An interesting, and somewhat disturbing setting.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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