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Centricity is a cyberpunk, spy-fi thriller with a little something for everyone that's perfect for fans of Blade Runner and Snow Crash.

I'm glad I took the chance on Centricity (Centricity Cycle #1) by Nathaniel Henderson when I saw it appear on Reedsy Discovery. I am always on the look out for a good new science fiction novel and this cyberpunk series opener really hit the spot for me. It easily earned a full five star rating from me and it is now on the list of my favorite reads of 2020. Nathaniel Henderson does a brilliant job of mixing some of my best elements of cyberpunk, thriller, and even spy-fi. I don't often have the opportunity to read from the spy-fi subgenre, but this book really helped remind me just how much I enjoy it when I get that chance because it is so full of possibilities.  

There's so much to like about this novel since it has a little bit of something for everyone. My favorite aspect by far, though, is the world that Henderson created for this novel. His impressive brand of world-building is entirely captivating and during my reading experience I felt like I could have stepped right into the world his characters inhabit. I also greatly appreciated that the story is a complex and fast paced read that really makes you think. The author also does a marvelous job of writing all of the action sequences. It's an intense read that keeps you right on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. Luckily for me, it was not at all predictable and it really keeps you guessing with many unexpected twists and turns.  

Overall, Centricity (Centricity Cycle #1) by Nathaniel Henderson has a lot to wrap your mind around but it is well worth your time. It also has a little bit of something for everyone from fantastic world-building, an intriguing cast, imaginative sci-fi elements, to great action. I bet you'll feel right at home in the world of Centricity if you're a fan of Blade Runner and Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. I can't wait to see more from this series in the future and I'm looking forward to whatever else this author decides to write.

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About the author

Nathaniel Henderson was born in the mid-west US but moved out west--as far west as he could go, in fact, to San Francisco--where he studied computer animation and screenplay writing. And then he kept going, all the way to Tokyo, where he teaches English and writes. view profile

Published on October 20, 2020

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140000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

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Genre: Science Fiction

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