Pulse: Book One
Fiction, Dark, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
In the year 2040, a mysterious creature is unleashed at the world’s biggest music festival…
“Bellec’s descriptions are phenomenal, brutal, and heart-stopping. There were parts that made my skin crawl, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away. . . I needed more!”
– Jessica Scurlock, Author of the Pretty Lies Series & Pulse Beta Reader
“B.A. Bellec makes politics, climate crisis, technology, pandemics, greed, and corruption look like child’s play.”
– Sheri Hoyte via Reader Views, Organizers of the Annual Reviewer’s Choice Literary Awards Contest
“What impressed me the most was the plethora of poignant social and cultural messages about the advent of capitalism and corporate takeovers happening in (and destroying) our society and planet today.”
– K.C. Finn, Multi-award-winning Author and Reviewer for Readers’ Favorite
Pulse is a plot-driven multi-POV dystopian sci-fi horror thriller set in 2040, centered around a corporation, a creature, and a music festival. Think Fyre Festival, Black Mirror, and X-Files combined. The story deals with themes of capitalism, consumerism, business, politics, pandemics, climate change, activism, and technology while bouncing between a diverse group of characters sure to entertain almost anyone. The book is already being praised for its fantastic use of horror, engaging world-building, and genre-bending approach utilizing some screenplay-like formatting. This is the first entry in a new series with the sequel well underway.
Pulse by B.A. Bellec is a very well thought and unfortunately realistic enough sci-fi. Why do I say, unfortunately - because if we don't change something this seems to be our future - evil corporations, too advanced tech, and no value for human life. So, horror it was for sure. The writing is interesting screenplay style, which I liked. Overall, I was intrigued by the story and characters so I'm rating it 5 stars with ease.
The author delivered one extremely compelling science fiction novel. I started reading and couldn't stop. I liked the way he introduced the characters and the writing style. The story itself is complex, plausible, and thrilling. Pulse is a nightmare corporation and I have to admit the author made me feel it exists. The different POVs showed the impact on different people, again, something that I loved about this book. I highly recommend it to genre lovers.
This novel is a must-read in my opinion. It is unique, well-written, and engaging. The author wrote about topics that are highly meaningful (environment damage, politics, greed, impact of all changes on humanity, and much more). I would advise you to read this book not only as entertainment but also with caution to detail - this might be our world if we keep destroying our planet. The characters were realistic and they all had their own voice and hardships that made the story even more likable. I recommend this read for adults or teens above, let's say, 16-18. It has some truths, it was an adventure to read about and I enjoyed it immensely.