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The Runner

author: WJ Davies (2013)
date read: 23 December 2023
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A great short story set in the world of the Silo trilogy, which manages to introduce a new character and set up a new conflict in just sixty-odd pages. There are plenty of knowing nods the original trilogy, which means it can accomplish a lot with a little – for example, we know what IT is up to in a way that the protagonist doesn’t.

Bonus points for a protagonist who’s a queer man, and offering an explanation for why we didn’t see same-sex relationships in the original trilogy.

It’s part of a trilogy, and I’ll definitely be reading the rest!

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