Clean, the first Mindspace Investigations novel by Alex Hughes, is a science fiction mystery set in the near-ish future. It’s told from the first person perspective of a disgraced telepathic addict who works for the DeKalb County Police as a consultant and interrogator. In return, they make sure he stays clean.
1—Urban Fantasy Done Scifi
Clean has a lot of what attracts me to Urban Fantasy books—the powerful but broken hero, the central mystery with dire consequences and bodies piling up, and the exploration of a world both like and unlike our own. But whereas Urban Fantasy has vampires and werewolves and other creatures that go bump in the night, Clean has psychics. There’s teleporters, telepaths and more, and a Guild that rules over them—and that, in this case, isn’t doing enough to police their own. Continue reading “Clean—Telepaths and Killers”