Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome by John Scalzi.
This teaser, released by Tor.com, should have been titled “Set the Hook.” That is what it does. Scalzi polishes his credentials as a top writer of science fiction and fantasy by writing a short prequel to his forthcoming novel: Lock In.
The development and storytelling is superb. Scalzi lightly touches the right buttons in his oral-history pseudo-documentary to hook and reel in the reader. There’s even a bit of humor to leaven the mix.
Quibble: all the voices sound alike.
Great job, but I hate to wait.