Welcome to the world of the Consortium, which uses nanotech implants to turn people into hyper-logical beings. The young woman Recorder is one of these, assigned with her neural implant to high-tech record-keeping. When she’s cut off from that technology, can she discover humanity before the Consortium discovers her? That’s Recorder by Cathy McCrumb, whose sequel Aberration releases this month. Cathy arrives in the studio where we will use some technology but keep our humanity, thank you very much, to explore these heavy questions with a light touch.
- Enclave Publishing: Aberration by Cathy McCrumb
- Mountain Brook Fire, The Chase by Bradley Caffee
- David Umstattd, The Pilgrim’s Progress Reloaded
Introducing novelist Cathy McCrumb
Cathy McCrumb handles heavy subjects with a light touch, keeping the novel from grimness. Recorder is a creative and engaging novel that will appeal to a broad audience.
Cathy McCrumb is author of the Children of the Consortium science fiction series. She graduated from Biola University with a degree in English Literature and a love for stories. She and her husband, whom she met while writing letters to soldiers, have five children and currently live within the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. While writing is one of her favorite things to do, she also enjoys reading, long hikes and long naps, gluten-free brownies and raspberries, and crocheting while watching science fiction movies with friends and family. Most of her imaginary friends are nice people.
1. What ideas and images formed your story-world?
2. How does your story explore human dystopia?
3. What’s next for your fantastical creative journey?
Krisyoungwrites on Instagram remarked on episode 137:
I thought Huxley was closer to being right. Hence the Love Collective… 😂
Carol Carr commented about the same episode:
They’re both worse, in different ways. I think 1984 is more likely to happen. Remember its original title was 1948. It was so close then.
Meanwhile at Lorehaven
- We’re planning new articles before and after Thanksgiving Day.
- Want new middle-grade sci-fi? We reviewed Trouble in the CTC!
Next on Fantastical Truth
One week in advance: Happy Thanksgiving week! We’re taking next Tuesday off to spend time with our families. When we return for Tuesday, Nov. 29, we’ll bring a whole other dystopian government for you to rise up against. In a world ruled by twelve alliances, one young man has a chance to compete in The Chase for a chance to pass exactly one law. But how can a newly freed people live under grace? Bradley Caffee, author of The Chase Runner series, will dash into the studio and lead the resistance for our next episode.
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