All right choom, listen up! Need a neon-drenched, electrifying Night City fix? Look no further. One of the most influential Polish science fiction writers, Rafał Kosik, is injecting bookshelves with No Coincidence, a novel that’s set to light up Cyberpunk 2077 fans this August, bringing with it the same intoxicating madness that the video game and Netflix series Cyberpunk Edgerunners has previously unleashed.
In this futuristic tale, a ragtag mix of blackmailed strangers – including a sombre ex-veteran, an adolescent computer hacker, a happy-go-lucky ripperdoc, a reluctant exotic dancer, an unpredictable techie and a sleeper agent – find themselves in an impromptu gang, pulling off dangerous illegal operations. But in the confines of Night City, where everyone is out to get everyone else, who’s going to come out of the crime spree intact and with a pocketful of eddies?
No Coincidence leaps quickly, and often sporadically, between a multitude of perspectives, so, you’ll need to buckle up and focus when immersing yourself in language that perfectly mimics the Cyberpunk brand. Swift, dark and brutal, it’s a ride you won’t soon forget… and if you’re able to grab a special hardback edition, you’ll find additional art on the reverse cover, making it a worthy collector’s item.
Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence, Rafał Kosik (Hachette)
Price: £18.99/£24/99 audiobook. Info: here
words KARLA BRADING