The Canker Death
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When the reclusive, cynical systems administrator, Petor Fidelistro, discovers that one of his own servers has been cracked late one night, he makes it his personal business to track down the perpetrator. What his search uncovers thrusts him, unaware, into a mad shifting between worlds, time and alien minds.
Fighting to keep his grip on reality, and forcing him to cope with his past, Petor finds himself uncontrollably transitioning between sentient minds that range from semi-conscious to dominant, from beings whose bodies and identities he can control, to those who control him so fully as to be unaware of his presence. As the story unfolds, Petor gathers clues in a twisting mystery that sends him shifting between the mourning child Nanzicwital; the golem giant Faskin; the lascivious, female ambassador Desidia; and Nokinis, an insane prisoner with whom Petor battles for mastery of his own memories. As he struggles to make sense of what is happening to him, Petor finds himself embroiled in the tumultuous upheaval of a ubiquitous society that transcends life, itself.
One helluva ride!
The Canker Death by James R. Bottino is a spell-binding ride through realities that leaves you breathless and eagerly anticipating the next chapter. The author delivers fantastical yet believable worlds that remind me of J.R.R. Tolkien's or Anne McCaffrey's descriptive universes in that they are complete with a sense of their own histories, customs, taboos and social structures.
This book is funny, sexy, and dynamic. It offers something for everyone, whether you just want a good time or want to delve deeper--it's all in there!
Great Read--very inventive. Buy it!
This is a fantastic read. The characters morph, the plot morphs and evolves for the reader in virtually every chapter. The use of metaphors and symbolism in this book really make you think. It all comes together at the end (I won't ruin it) and peaks into quite a journey. Funny, yet serious at times the book is simple well-written and worth every minute. If you like Robert Heinlein, Tom Robbins and Audrey Niffenegger; you'll love the Canker Death. BUY IT NOW. It would actually make a good movie....of course the book is always better.