The 33 — reviewing a new series by J.C. Hutchins

Addison Creel made a deal with the devil (whether literally or figuratively we’re not quite sure — there is a character named Azael), and the bill is now coming due. 33 weeks of service to a secretive organization that has the ability to seemingly transport someone across the world in the blink of an eye, and who don’t seem to take “no” for an answer. Such is the plot for “The 33”, an episodic series coming from J.C. Hutchins, who wrote the 7th Son trilogy.

Episode 1 is an introduction to a handful of characters and a teaser surrounding the modern-day sci-fi setting that is reminiscent of Neal Stephenson and other modern sci-punk-meets-real-world crossovers, and it certainly leaves one wanting more. The extent of the tech is also hinted at, but it’s clear Hutchins’ has more up his sleeve. This universe with nanotech pumping up people’s abilities, teleportation of some sort, holographic displays, and people who apparently have secret treaties with mars, is going to take some exploring.

Can’t wait for Episode II!

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