Welcome to Forever

Titan. Mar. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9781803360409. pap. $17.99. SF
Fox is a memory editor who has lost his own memories after getting caught up in a neuro-terrorist bomb. His husband, Gabe, didn’t survive the blast, and Fox checks himself into the Field of Reeds Centre for Memory Reconstruction in order to recover his memories and bring Gabe back, no matter the cost. Fox begins to access his memories from before the bomb but struggles to integrate the excerpts with his current reality. He finds himself pulled into an underground movement to solve the code that caused the memory virus and to locate Khadija Banks, the mother of memory editing, who disappeared years ago. Fox travels deeper and deeper into his memorystream in his obsessive quest to save Gabe and the rest of the world and starts to unravel as the edits to his memory are finally discovered. The race to save humanity from warring powers is compelling, but Fox’s relationships with Gabe and himself truly drive the story.
VERDICT Tavares’s (A Fractured Infinity) worldbuilding is complex and fascinating in this kaleidoscope of a novel. The high-stakes science fiction is sharp and tragic, hopeful and thrilling.
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