Recommendation: When episode 3 (Felix Culpa) aired on the Kindle, I said that it was the most sophisticated installment yet. But happy day, Panacea has surpassed it. Young’s style is ever more self-assured and innovative. Use of flashbacks gives the story depth, and builds up suspense as the main plotline moves forward. Subtle twists enter the tale in Panacea, along with a couple great “aha!” moments. But of course, as was both the best and most frustrating thing about LOST, for every answer we get there’s another question. This is science fiction most certainly, but after reading Panacea I’m going to add “mystery” and “adventure” to the genre tally.
B.C. Young’s Miscorrection series has, as always, the Scattering’s full cyber-stamp of approval, and remains my favorite short story series to date. You can’t buy this kind of entertainment for $0.99. Oh wait, yes you can.
Reading Time: At roughly 1200 locations on the Kindle, Panacea is weekly tv drama length, meaning a read-through will take between 45 minutes and an hour. Longer for me, because I went back to reread Felix Culpa first and see if I could pick up any clues.
Availability: The book’s not out quite yet, but the author is kind enough to give all of us Internet denizens a free peek on The Time Capsule: Miscorrection: Panacea Excerpt
The book will be available for the Kindle, the Nook (eww, gross), and on Smashwords in very early May (meaning, before May 3rd at the latest).
Make sure to check out the first 3 episodes of Miscorrection on Kindle TV before you jump into this one. It’s like my grandfather once said: “I tried to watch that Lost show you like last night, but I didn’t know what was going on. They were in a church talking about time travel. Is that right?”
And if you care what I think, here are my previous reviews: