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The ROOF, the ROOF, the ROOF is ON FIRE!

It just got yet another wonderful 5 star review!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Man, with robot., March 13, 2014
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This review is from: ROOF (Kindle Edition)
I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for the original short story titled ROOF. I loved the premise, and thought the story was the best of the collection that I was reading at the time. John Hancock decided to withhold it from the collection, and eventually expanded the original tale into this book. I glad he did that. This version is even better.

Corporate greed taken to the extreme results in a workforce of obedient machines, and a human population that is unemployed, starving, and desperate. It’s a situation made for revolution. How that revolution happens is the unique part of this story. It’s not what you’d expect. My favorite element is the one that the book is named for. Revolutionaries take to the roofs of the tallest building, not only to hide, but to build a workable community. Hiding in plain sight works because all law enforcement is now mechanical, and they don’t think for themselves. No one told them to look up. No one thinks to put security cameras on roofs. It’s perfect.

It’s a great plot, with a number of unexpected twists and turns. I really like Peter Harkness and think the ending is a fitting one for the character. This was a great deal of fun to read.