Damage Time

Damage Time By Colin Harvey, Damage Time Rock hard SF Thriller from the author of Winter Song no one here gets out alive It s and sea levels have swamped today s coastal regions New York City is protected by tidal barriers and the USA i
  • Title: Damage Time
  • Author: Colin Harvey
  • ISBN: 9780061994081
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Damage Time By Colin Harvey, Rock hard SF Thriller from the author of Winter Song no one here gets out alive It s 2050 and sea levels have swamped today s coastal regions New York City is protected by tidal barriers and the USA is bankrupt Detective Pervez Pete Shah serves with the NYPD s Web Crimes Division as a Memory Association Specialist When he s accused of murdering a glamorous woman inRock hard SF Thriller from the author of Winter Song no one here gets out alive It s 2050 and sea levels have swamped today s coastal regions New York City is protected by tidal barriers and the USA is bankrupt Detective Pervez Pete Shah serves with the NYPD s Web Crimes Division as a Memory Association Specialist When he s accused of murdering a glamorous woman in a bar, he must find the killer, save himself and the world.
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    About "Colin Harvey"

    1. Colin Harvey

      British SF writer Colin Harvey, 50, died August 15, 2011 of a stroke.First published in 2001, Colin was the author of six novels, the last of which is Damage Time which was published in October 2010.He was also the editor of the Black Quill and British Fantasy Award nominated anthology Killers, and the SF anthology Future Bristol, which has had glowing reviews from Albedo One and The Fix His most recent anthology, Dark Spires Speculative Fiction From Hardy Country is available from Wizards Tower Press His short fiction has appeared in Interzone, Albedo One and Apex Magazine, and is collected in Displacement.Obituaries LocusAngry Robot Books

    653 thoughts on “Damage Time”

    1. I picked this book at random from the library shelf as it was tagged as science fiction Really it s a police thriller from the near future, with the central science concept being memory ripping This idea isn t terribly well explained at first, but takes on a bit solidity as the book progresses I am not normally a huge fan of crime police thrillers but I have to admit this one was fairly engrossing It has some interesting characters and also some thoughtful ideas about the world of the near futu [...]


    2. A solid read, even though I wanted to strangle the editors I realize this is a U.S edition, but some effort to manage quotation marks in a consistent manner or just leave them as British, good grief would have been nice Also, some chapters that felt really thin and random toward the end, a lot of loose threads weren t wrapped up, and the title notion, that of damage time, never really got the consistent thematic attention it deserved As it was, it was just a cool sounding title.Overall, this was [...]


    3. I picked up Damage Time since I loved Colin Harvey s debut novel Winter Song so much And I am impressed than ever with his craftmanship this is a totally different kind of story.Damage Time is a classic noir at first glance Detective Pervez Pete Shah is drinking in a bar when gorgeous dame Aurora Debonis enters in need of his help and after a night in his place she disappears and a body is found It has some of the classic themes of the genre The Setup , The Fame Fatale and The Boss , but there [...]


    4. I confess I ve been putting this one off for a long time Colin was a friend of mine, and when he died suddenly in 2011, he left behind too few books, and, as of now, Damage Time was the only one I hadn t read I didn t want to read it know that once it was over, there would be no of Colin s books to read.But now Wizard s Tower have produced shiny new hardbacks of both Damage Time and Winter Song, the two books of Colin s published by Angry Robot, and the time was right to get stuck into Damage T [...]


    5. Strange to pick this up after my recent reading and find, the oil began to run out, humanity was at its technological apex Apart from the shiny spaceships and galactic empires brigade, I can t think of one speculative fiction writer who s penning anything but a dystopic future, and Colin was no exception Climate change, failure of the Gulf Stream and California walling itself off all play supporting roles here.This is the first book I ve read to present the word dieback in a human context I m no [...]


    6. Like a live glimpse into the real life of a real police detective from our world in 2050 It was easy to take an interest in the main character who faces some challenges I never would have suspected Anything is possible in New York, of course The references to NY Rangers Hockey set the background up nicely, it gives us the good title, a new future hockey term, and tells us exactly where officer Shah finds himself through most of the story.One reviewer on this board remarked that he liked that Dam [...]


    7. In Damage Time, by Colin Harvey, we find ourselves in New York City in 2050, after the collapse of most of Western civilization Pete Shah has worked for many years as a cop, specializing in the Memory Association field, in which he is able to read the last moments in the lives of murder victims The technology exists to rip memories from individuals, who lose the memories that are taken voluntarily or otherwise those memories can then be sold to others for their entertainment But when a new Rippe [...]


    8. This ended up as being a nice surprise I confess I approached the book in some trepidation The other book I had read by this author failed to impress, and I was worried that if I didn t li, e this one then I would be austracised by the Bristol sf community.I need not have worried damage time is pacy, and is a true sf novel in that it is not just set in the future, but relies on future technology to make the story work so many police procedural crime books set in the future are marketed as sf, an [...]


    9. Another case of Colin Harvey getting better as his books have gone along Without a doubt his best book yet Whilst it didn t have the sci fi Norse element that I loved about Winter Song this had the stronger story.


    10. Very enjoyable science fiction mystery set in a post oil world Made me think a lot of the film Strange Days which is high praise coming from me Will have to check out other books by this author.


    11. A great noir thriller in an environment where every resource is scarce and calories are rationed and where memory can be ripped and manipulated Colin Harvey excels at portraying this grim future, and the noir plot goes wonderfully well with the setting.


    12. Meh Gave up after forcing myself through about 180 pages I was expecting based on the reviews and found the story choppy and the plot hard work to focus on Nice cover art though.





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