A new voice in British SF that we should all be taking an interest in. -- Joe Gordon, Forbidden Planet International
An interesting debut novel that successfully blends cyberpunk and technothriller and presents a few good SF ideas along the way. -- Andy Sawyer, The Alien Online
The narrative is thoughtful and the way Hocking makes events from different decades mirror each other shows quiet skill. -- The Guardian
This is a multi-stranded, complicated novel that provides a very clever and satisfying denouement. -- Tregolwyn Book Reviews
Understated, almost 1950s feeling. Layering of the narrative is thoughtful...shows quiet skill. -- The Guardian, February 26, 2005
Book 3 - The Amber Rooms - is available now
Buy the first three books as The Saskia Brandt Series Omnibus Edition
It is 2023. Scientist David Proctor is running for his life. On his trail is Saskia Brandt, a detective with the European FIB. She has questions. Questions about a bomb that exploded back in 2003. But someone is hunting her too. The clues are in the shattered memories of her previous life.
Déjà Vu takes the reader on a startling journey through a possible future, though digital minds, and through the consequences of the choices we make. It is the debut novel by Ian Hocking.
'You've never read anything like Déjà Vu before.' -- SFX
'A crisply-written, fast-paced thriller that makes assured use of cutting-edge science fiction ideas.' -- Ken MacLeod.
'Very cool and stylish. A new voice in British SF.' -- Forbidden Planet International
'Handled with casual panache. It's gripping, fascinating, and powerful, and really well written, with wonderful pace.' -- Ian Watson, screenwriter 'Artificial Intelligence: AI'
'[Hocking's] layering of the narrative is thoughtful and the way he makes events from different decades mirror each other shows quiet skill. This is a small-press publication; as such, it probably won't get the exposure it deserves. Larger publishers may want to take note.' -- Jon Courtenay Grimwood, writing in The Guardian
'A multi-threaded, thought-provoking sci-fi thriller. It is always a nice surprise to see a debut novel such as Déjà Vu. Thoroughly recommended.' -- SciFi.uk.com
'Excellent...crisp and professional. This book bodes well for the future.' -- Grumpy Old Bookman
'Breaks new ground.' -- Stephen Gallagher
'Shows mature confidence.' -- Stan Nicholls
'Inventive and witty.' -- The Alien Online
'Get ready to have a mind-blowing experience.' -- POD Girl
'Science fiction in the tradition of such fine exponents as Baxter and Clarke.' -- The Eternal Night
'Clever and satisfying.' -- Tregolwyn Book Reviews