Broken Mirror: the start of a smart, complex, and imaginative cyberpunk alternate history saga. Literary science fiction from a fresh, young voice.
In a mirror universe, a mentally ill young man searches for his grandfather's killer.
Someone killed Jefferson Eastmore. His grandson Victor is sure of it. But no one believes him.
Diagnosed with mirror resonance syndrome and shunned by Semiautonomous California society, Victor suffers from hyperempathy, blank outs, and sensory overload. Jefferson devoted his life to researching and curing Broken Mirrors like Victor, but now that he's gone, Victor must walk a narrow path between sanity and reclassification--a fate that all but guarantees he'll lose his freedom.
With its self-driving cars, global firearms ban, and a cure for cancer, the world of Broken Mirror may sound utopic, but history has taken a few wrong turns. The American Union is a weak and fractious alliance of nations in decline. Europe manipulates its citizens through propaganda. And Asia is reeling from decades of war. Amid shifting geopolitical sands, Broken Mirrors like Victor find themselves at a crossroads: evolve or go extinct.
Inspired and imaginative
The alternate reality Cisco has created is frighteningly realistic and, like the best science fiction, has a real resonance with issues we’re facing as a society today. It is evident that real care has been taken in developing this universe and its rules, which makes it easy as a reader to buy in to the story. The characters are original, especially our protagonist Victor, you genuinely feel for him as he tries to make sense of the mystery surrounding him. A confident and compelling novel that keeps you engaged and involved.