One reviewer says:
"Mark Cassell escapes the Shadow Fabric and turns his hand to writing science fiction with pleasing results. Broken up into six parts ‘Chaos Halo: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Kill’ follows the story of Abigail; A sort of cyborg who escapes from the ruling power and goes on a bloody mission through a future landscape to find out the truth about herself and the rulers of the cities. This is a fast and furious collection that features some cool technology, heads exploding into red mist and plenty of action. More is revealed about our protagonist throughout the story as she teams up with another cyborg type character called Quiver who also used to work for the powers that be.
This was a good escape for an hour or so. The world is quite well fleshed out considering the books short length. There are some cool ideas and characters and I did enjoy the books setting. There is an overarching theme of struggle between the classes. The rich dine on fine foods and live in the city whilst the poor survive on animals and ‘mutritions’ – a sort of food tablet.
Mark Cassell isn’t afraid to try something different and ‘Chaos Halo’ is an entertaining future romp. I did wish it was a little longer but there is more to come from Abigail and co."
CHAOS HALO 1.0: Alpha Beta Gamma Kill
In a disturbed future, remnants of the human race starve while a new world authority strangles freedom. Abigale – part human, part something else – escapes their control, and combating the militia she begins to uncover her origins, taking her beyond the city walls and into a scorched Earth.
With a blend of cyberpunk and science fiction, this dystopian future unearths secrets that other worlds needed forgotten.
Featuring the stories: Domino Alpha Beta Gamma Kill Patient Zero Eye-Tech Salamandrine Fires Triber Kuo
Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK with his wife and a number of animals. He often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, dark fantasy, and SF stories have featured in several anthologies and ezines. His latest release,Sinister Stitches,is a collection of stories from a mythos that began with his debut novel,The Shadow Fabric, a supernatural horror tale of demons, devices, and deceit.