If you think the world is crazy now, just wait.
Worldbenders are trained to re-invent the past. Benito Cortezar creates a perfect past only to find it haunted by forces he cannot control.
At the watershed of human and posthuman, in the clash between Dreamtime and Primetime, a gaggle of fractured heroes are caught up in a struggle between those yet to come and those waiting to come back.
"Memmott is intent on examining deep epistemological and ontological issues concerning the way humanity fashions its own reality, but he embeds his questions in a captivating thriller...This is philosophic SF at its best."
-- Paul Di Filippo, "On Books," Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine, July 2008
"A dizzying debut novel explores an extreme near-future that explodes into a post-cyberpunk extravaganza... Primetime is, inarguably and admirably, ambitious...and it will be interesting to see where the author goes from here."
-- F. Brett Cox, scifi.com
"Memmott puts the stimulus of [Philip K.] Dick and [William] Gibson to good use, creating a story that takes the best of both and adds his own vision of the future to them, giving us characters that we care about. This ability isn't common in science fiction... The point is: it's not easy to lift sci-fi to the level of literature, but Memmott has done it in brilliant fashion in Primetime."
-- Duff Brenna, Perigee: A Publication for the Arts, issue #20, April-May, 2008
"This novel explores the battle between two notions of virtual reality, one meant to allow people to experience the "real", the other opening directly onto the id and an individual's darkest fantasies. Add in the complications of an alien presence, virtual joyriders, and different strata (and substrata) of the real (and the unreal), and you've got a sf novel that doubles as a philosophical meditation on the nature of human reality. Move over, Second Life: Primetime is here."
-- Brian Evenson, The Open Curtain, finalist for 2006 International Horror Guild Award
"I put [PRIMETIME] right up there with my other two favorite science fiction books of recent years, Vernor Vinge's RAINBOWS END, and Rudy Rucker's, MAD PROFESSOR. It had me re-thinking the story I just finished writing. It had me re-thinking a lot of things. Come to think of it, that's a sign you're on the right track with this crazy genre, when the reader starts re-thinking things... I already feel the urge to read it again [and] fighting off the urge to go into a rant about the state of "mass market" sf, which is beside the point. What we've got to do is get books like PRIMETIME out there, and let those who appreciate them know they're out there."
-- Ernest Hogan, author of High Aztech and Smoking Mirror Blues