Unto the Godless What Little Remains by Mário Coelho
This was an interesting read. A post-cyberpunk tale set on the cusp of the singularity that posits a world in which everyone’s online presence has been laid bare. Imagine waking up one day and learning everything you’d ever posted online, every comment you’d ever made, every picture you’d ever shared digitally with a friend or lover, was suddenly out there for the world to see. That’s the set-up for a frenetic, sometimes chaotic chase through Lisbon.
I really like the mishmash of styles Coelho uses in this novella. Each character and each point of view has its own viewpoint, its own tense, and it makes the narrative feel disjointed. Despite this, the story flows remarkably well. Almost like order out of chaos.
I’m not sure if this short tale is indicative of Coelho’s wider body of work, but I am definitely tempted to pick some more up and give it a try. A good, strong four out of five stars.