Sync City by Peter RyanSync City by Peter Ryan

Sync City

byPeter Ryan

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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In the early twenty-first century catastrophe strikes, shattering the Earth's timelines and leaving in its wake a bleak, post-apocalyptic future. The world realigns. With past and future fractured, communities desperately cluster together for protection from marauding War Clans and predatory Scythers. Humanity is under attack from the worst enemy it's ever faced: humankind itself. In this climate of terror, a new breed of enforcer is needed-the Keepers.

Ex-soldier and ex-cop, hard-drinking Keeper Jack Trevayne is armed, surly, and vulgar. Equipped with his sentient motorbike, he is the only one who can protect humanity while keeping the timelines clean. He has the skills and he has the attitude. But he'd just rather have a beer.

The future is complicated-Jack is not.
Peter Ryan is an English professor at a university in South Korea. He grew up in Perth, Western Australia.Sync Citywas inspired by a tour of the synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada, and the question of what would happen if something went horribly wrong. Peter lives with his wife in Seoul.Sync Cityis his ...
Title:Sync CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:InksharesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1942645457

ISBN - 13:9781942645450

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Violence, attitude, and skillful storytelling Warning: violence, more violence, bad language, and did I mention the violence? I'm very impressed by the tone and voice of this, and the consistency thereof. The story is told in the first person, through the eyes of the hero, Jack Trevayne; Jack characterises himself as Not A Nice Person, and his impatience with nuances and subtleties colour the narrative. He's a cocky, testosterone-fueled action hero, but somehow he manages this without coming off as arrogant or at all in love with being macho. That, I think, can be a very difficult balance to maintain, yet Ryan does it quite handily. The story is also told in two parallel narratives: one set in the past, the other set in the present. I think I was about halfway through the novel before I noticed that this was how Ryan was feeding New Information to me: rather than present everything in a text dump, the "past" narrative was paying out information relevant to the "present" narrative, just at the point where it was wanted. This is another difficult and interesting thing to coordinate, and I am impressed.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique and brutal! Sync City hits the throttle on page 1 and doesn’t let up till the end. Peter Ryan’s dystopic world is as unique as it is brutal and his main character is hugely entertaining. Very highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Irreverent and fun - a great read! Irreverent, hard-boiled sci fi. The anti-hero, Jack, is a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking, ex-soldier/ex-cop/biker trying to save a f-ed up world. Love his badass attitude and the biting social commentary. Some strong female characters, too. Cool references to Canada (Saskatoon/Saskatchewan) and Korea, as well. A great read!
Date published: 2017-03-09