The Colonel (2014)


Bite-sized story piece that bridges the gap between Blindsight and Echopraxia. Not exactly essential but well written and does what it sets out to do: acting as a primer for the later novel while reminding you of the strengths of the former and where it left things. Has inscrutable hive minds, power games and an old baseline human trying to do what he can to save both his son and the rest of us monkeys. The ending is pretty much left open and I expect Echopraxia to clear things up.