The Actuality by Paul Braddon (Sandstone Press, 2021)
The Future: Even if science-fiction is not your favourite genre, this novel may win you over. If you thought slavery was a thing of the past, this novel which is set in a dystopian future Britain, is a warning to how mankind will seek to perfect a new version of it. Evie, an engaging mix of artificial intelligence combined with compassion and insight, is more ‘human’ than those who wish to destroy her. Described elsewhere as ‘smart, literary science fiction’ I look forward to reading more novels by this new writer.