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Author of New Pompeii & The Synapse Sequence

In a future London, humans are watched over by AIs and served by bots. But now that justice and jobs are meted out by algorithm, inequality blooms, and protest is brutally silenced. Anna Glover may be the most hated woman in the troubled city – the media’s scapegoat for an unpopular war. Now she hides from the public eye, investigating neglected cases by using the mind-invading technology of the synapse sequencer to enter witness’s memories.

When a PI brings her a new high-stakes case, Anna sees a chance for atonement. But soon she is drawn into a plot that threatens to upend her hard won anonymity and put everyone in danger – even those she hopes to save…

The Synapse Sequence is available at the following links (declining availability!):

Amazon UK

Forbidden Planet


Amazon US

Barnes and Noble

Kobo Ebook


Quotes and Reviews

“Daniel Godfrey continues to impress. A distinctive new voice in SF.” Gareth L. Powell, award-winning author of Embers of War and Ack-Ack Macaque

“The Synapse Sequence reads like Philip K. Dick or Black Mirror meets Michael Crichton. With a imaginative central invention - the synapse sequencer - and an impressive protagonist, you really can't go wrong with this one!” Paul Kane, bestselling and award-winning author of the Hooded Man series and Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell

“A whip-smart thriller in a terrifyingly plausible near-future setting, wrapped around an absorbing mystery. This is a book with something to say.” Mark Latham, author of the Lazarus Gate series

“A fast-paced near-future technological thriller that will keep you guessing” Marie O'Regan, editor of the bestselling Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women and the forthcoming Phantoms

Reviews (All External Links)

“Godfrey seamlessly integrates futuristic hi-tech into a fast-moving narrative and paints a convincing portrait of a woman haunted by past misdemeanours.” - The Guardian (Best Recent SF roundup, June 18) review is here!

“Provocative worldbuilding and suspense will keep the reader hooked.” - Publisher’s Weekly review is here!

“The bitter sharpness with which Godfrey unveils our near future makes its mark.” SciFi Now Magazine

“Brisk and exciting, with a well-realized near-future setting, Godfrey's latest should satisfy experienced SF readers and general readers looking for an engaging, page-turning thriller." - Booklist

“Smart worldbuilding and clever implementation of plausible tech gives this thriller a sharp, silicon edge.” - Barnes and Noble SF Blog

“Pacily written with interesting, layered characters.” - SFX Magazine

“Thought provoking and decidedly worrying.” - The Sunday Sport

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“An absolute must read.” - SFFWorld

Incredibly human, and very, very relevant.” - The Dreamcage

“A wonderful and engaging read.” - Set the Tape

“Palpable tension and suspense.” - Bookgasm

“Different and fascinating, it was a really terrific read.” - Liz Loves Books

“The book is fascinating, and definitely a commentary on the digital age and the concept of a society with a universal income” - Girl who Reads

“Works really  well as  a  tense,  complex thriller and  I  can  see  it also being enjoyed by readers outside the SF field.” - Birmingham Science Fiction Group

I wrote about The Big Idea behind The Synapse Sequence on John Scalzi’s website here!