5 stars – Mr E Bearne
I read Lifeform Three in the space of a day and night. Paftoo’s world is familiar, troubling, and bubbles with a faint menace. We barely encounter the humans who’ve created it, but as the bods’ personalities and desires begin to depart from their programming, they seem far more real than their owners.
This is a compelling, fable-like novel that is reminiscent of Dick and Asimov, but also of Louis Sachar: it makes you wonder about your own loss of innocence. Highly recommended.