Love Minus Eighty has award winner written all over it
McIntosh's gripping and sweetly moving tale is anything but a pile of romance clichés...a contender for awards'
A beautiful, emotionally resonant tale . . . a dark, impactful novel
McIntosh paints an intriguing picture of a society ruled by celebrity culture
A clever premise, brilliantly executed . . . chilling and touching at the same time
This is a book with plenty to say about the way we live now and a witty and engaging manner of saying it. With its mixture of assured storytelling, clever ideas and a half-amused, half-tender portrayal of alienation in a fantastical big city milieu, Love Minus Eighty is an excellent example of character-driven, thematically rich SF, and even those usually frosty to the genre should get something out of it.
Disquieting, hopeful, yet horrifying
Grimly plausible . . . this SF romance is a fine piece of work
McIntosh intertwines three futuristic stories about individuals looking for love . . . The author's high-tech New York City is both fascinating and plausible . . . McIntosh manages to show how technology can both divide and unite us while delivering a highly entertaining tale
Immerses you in a world that is a surprisingly charming cross between Philip K. Dick and Jane Austen . . . manages to deliver a light, romantic story without ever sacrificing its dark vision of the future
Casts a clear and knowing eye on our current society, from the best viewpoint of all: the future
Not only a complex, affecting and surprising love story, but a perceptive critique of a society mired in addictive technology and celebrity status
Will McIntosh has created a highly plausible future . . . a good conceit with a great deal of potential
Speculative fiction at its most personal and powerful . . . Intriguing, quirky, perversely charming and definitely affecting
The future world is delicately drawn, the characters all too human, and the science is easy. For both romantic and action story lovers everywhere