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Hive Monkey, by Gareth L. Powell

DETAILS Title: HIVE MONKEY Author: Gareth L. Powell Publisher: Solaris Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-1781081662 Genre: SF | Steampunk BACKCOVER BLURB In order to hide from his unwanted fame as the spitfire-pilot-monkey who emerged from a computer game to defeat the nefarious corporation that engineered him, the charismatic and dangerous Ack-Ack Macaque is working as a pilot on a world-circling nuclear-powered Zeppelin.
But when the cabin of one of his passengers is invaded by the passenger’s own dying doppelgänger, our hirsute hero finds himself thrust into another race to save the world – this time from an aggressive hive mind, time-hopping saboteurs, and an army of homicidal Neanderthal assassins! WHAT I THOUGHT The Mayhem-Monkey does it again, blowing away the cobwebs in a rollicking roller coaster ride to save the world! Introducing the reader to a new character, writer William Cole—possibly the alter-ego to the actual author?—Powell opens up Hive Monkey with a dash of intrigue that is quickly followed by our first loud explosion worthy of the Mayhem Monkey himself. The author then drops us right …