Metrofloat New York
William Quincy BellePosted 19 September 2019 by the-librarian
Metrofloat New York is a true rarity in the sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, far-future genre. It has interesting storytelling with familiar elements that still manage to surprise you and grab your attention as the story pulls you along. While this book includes the tropes one expects of the genre, each is subverted just enough to keep you on your toes and makes for a genuinely compelling story.
In the distant future, a plague has wiped out a large portion of the world’s population. The one-percent took to the skies and created new cities using anti-gravity technology. The rest of humanity was left to fend for itself as best it could both depending on, and despising, the floating cities for their survival.
Detective Heart started life living in the city but was banished to the ground by a vindictive businessman. He managed to make a life out of nothing and gained a newfound appreciation and compassion for his fellow wo/man. Five years after being banished he is called upon by the police chief of the floating city to help on a murder investigation. His outside perspective was expected to help with the investigation.
From there the adventure begins. I loved the characters and was enthralled by the world they found themselves in. This is a book that is a fun, exciting read. It helps you to take a step back and appreciate your life, and the people with whom you associate, in a unique way without bashing you over the head with a message or feeling like a ham-handed story with an agenda to beat into you.
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