There it is, another award for The Sequence! A Silver Medal for Suspense/Thrillers in the 2023 Annual IPPY Awards! Work continues on the sequel, and while I intend to maintain this website, I have also moved over to Bluesky and will be stepping back from twitter. Not entirely but I see my fave authors heading that way, so that road seems well populated with my people. You can find me there at @lucientelford.bsky.social
I'm also trying my hand at Substack which is a paid service, where I shall endeavour to provide serialized fiction and backstory for this quadrilogy I began with The Sequence.
Quick review here I recently read and feel that the reviewer nailed what I was hoping to achieve with this book.
"A combination of the old school sci-fi classics that fans grew up on and a new story never seen in the genre before. The Sequence follows three POVS Dr. Kit McKee, Dallas Ward, and Detective Woo. We read as their individual stories develop until they all eventually connect with each other in an exciting climax. Telford does an excellent job of crafting each character and making them feel well-rounded. As a reader, you will enjoy your time reading from their perspectives and learning how each of their stories connects to the larger plot.
An unexpected, but possibly my favorite part of the story was the focus on the ethics of biogenetics. The character of Dr. Kit McKee allows Telford to explore the moral dilemma of altering the genomes of the human species. The reality Telford presents in The Sequence where the process of altering human genomes is normalized is terrifying. It's where most of the horror lies in the book. The Sequence will have you weighing your conscience regarding biogenetics while still having you be on the edge of your seat with the twists and turns the book takes.
The Sequence is the fast-paced and page-turning sci-fi novel fans of the genre have been waiting for. Telford has built a universe where the setting, characters, and plot feel so well realized and lived in. By the time you finish reading the book, you will be hoping for a sequel. There are so many stories left to be told from this universe if it does become a series. A series that dives deeper into the world of Kit, Dallas, and Detective Woo, could potentially make for a new classic sci-fi trilogy if comes to fruition. Here's hoping we get it."
– Dominique Davis
That's a FIRST PLACE badge right there in the Global Thrillers Category at the #CIBAs22 Gutted that I couldn't make it to the Award Ceremony but my son had just been born four days prior, 'nuff said. #thesequencebook @FriesenPress @ChantiReviews #WritingCommunity #thrillerbooks
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