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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Seoul Circuit Tamara Boyens


1) This nonstop, fast-paced cyberpunk thriller really knocks it out of the park. The main character is smart and bold, with just the right amount of concealed vulnerability. The story is original and well executed. The cyberpunk setting is well-thought-out and impeccably detailed. A joy from start to finish.
2) Although Seoul Circuit is billed by its publisher (Supposed Crimes), as Cyberpunk, this well-written book is written in
that taut, tense, tender style that most resembles Scandinavian Noir, but with locales in Korea and Pasadena. The main character, a Technicolor lesbian named Jin, is a prize—her wry, mater-of- fact observations as the neural systems in her body begin to fail are classic cool. She’s in a race against time, and the reader is turning pages so fast, it leaves one breathless. Still, with all the challenges this casino-owner fashionista runs into, she has time for love. The author of this book, tragically, passed away early in 2017 after a failed surgical procedure, but this book rises as her testament to what we all hope for when the odds and fate are against us. Tamara Boyens’ family, friends and publisher can be proud of her abundant talent and that, even with all her own medical trauma, she was able to create great characters and a riveting story adventure that ends on the positive note Boyens herself tragically missed. One hope she knew her writing would be a memorably great legacy.
3) A great book but it needed more editing. The author passed away just before it came out (so sad)  so maybe the publisher printed it as it was. 

Seoul Circuit Tamara Boyens
Lesbian - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
eBook ISBN: 978-1-944591-37-3


Jin Song. Fashionista. Casino Mogul. Failed Medical Experiment. This cyberpunk thriller features Tamara Boyen’s futuristic Southwestern aesthetic, this time with a neon glow. Jin has to deal with her failing neural implants before she loses her life, but she’s got a lot going on in Koreatown, Pasadena—a.k.a. “Jin City.” She can have the world if she makes it to the finish line.

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