Rx: A Tale of Electronegativity – Review

Rx: A Tale of Electronegativity by Robert Brockway

Published in 2012

Pages: 336

Genre: Science fiction

“Red dreamt in half-present shapes; screen burnt images twisting behind his eyelids.”

Red is a drug beta tester living in a city called the Four Pillars. He is given a contract to try a new version of Presence, a drug people use that somehow allows them all to hallucinate en masse. While under the influence of this drug, he ends up in the slums of the city and must find his way back (the destination isn’t explicitly explained, so let’s just say somewhere not in the slums) before the company that pays him to test the drug sends hired goons to kill him for breaching his nondisclosure agreement. If this sounds strange and a little confusing, that’s because it is; Rx: A Tale of Electronegativity is one of the worst science fiction books I have ever read. It was a chore to finish and if I hadn’t been reading it in order to write this review, I would have dropped it by the end of chapter two. That rhyme wasn’t intentional. Continue reading “Rx: A Tale of Electronegativity – Review”