Will MacGregor’s Static opens in a run of the mill, dimly lit, futuristic hole-in-the-wall dive and immediately conjured up very fleeting impressions of Johnny Mnemonic meets Enki Bilal’s Immortal Ad Vitam for me. The dialogue and depiction of sights, sounds, and smells makes the scenery and characters leap to life.
In this novella, three characters take center stage in my mind. Spencer. He is such a dick. Kira. I just love her world-weary defiance. The Doctor. He reminds me of a much younger, but still kindly and world-wise Ducky from NCIS.
Bottom line: Static is a refreshingly robust, highly imaginative, and colorfully gritty cyberpunk offering.
Static is a refreshingly robust, highly imaginative, and colorfully gritty cyberpunk offering.
About the Author
Will MacGregor writes speculative & science fiction with a focus on ‘long short stories’. He currently calls Queensland, Australia home. He has lived and worked in Japan and traveled extensively.