Writer Wednesday: a Review of LET’S DESTROY INVESTUTECH by Jeremy Thompson

Indie author Jeremy Thompson has released his second novel, Let’s Destroy Investutech (Bedlam Press, 2016). It combines the genres of horror and science fiction (especially cyberpunk), but it doesn’t confine itself within their well-worn tropes and clichés. In a way, Thompson has reimagined Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) as a futuristic, techno-capitalist nightmare. It’s the reductio ad absurdum of the Google-centric world in which we now live.


What if the afterlife consisted of a spiritual destination, the Phantom Cabinet, where the spirits of the dead were broken down and redistributed to create new souls for the newborn? What if this process could be resisted by those who don’t want to be obliterated? What if some of these recalcitrant spirits are those who are filled with anger and hatred caused by the events of their lives? And what if one of these spirits conceived a plan to return to the world of the living to destroy it?