I do not often read science fiction, so today’s article is a bit out of my comfort zone. It’s not something I get to, but after that, I’m excited to explore more in the future.
Killer domes and the chosen one
By Gibbo Gibbs
Get it Here
summary of the story
When the old world burned down, the elite left to settle the space in search of a new home. Most human species perished on Earth, but few remained protected. Many generations have passed unchallenged, but now suspicions are beginning to arise.
Follow the story of Maz and her good friend Happ, when a chance encounter with a stranger tempts them to the task of deciding on the future of the human race.
* A copy of this book is provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Note that this is a review of the first version. There is an updated version released in December 2019.
It opens with the opening of a portfolio of the cathedral and admiring the designs of the buildings that existed years ago. She was talking to her friend, Happ, who was wearing a pirate hat and a long black beard. This is a bold statement, I do not agree with his taste but it is a bold statement. However, he then said, “Avatar menu, face, beard, remove.” Which made me wonder: what am I reading?
In this book that takes place in the future, bald humans, are required to reboot, to use augmented reality to order food in the form of a liquid tailored specifically to their body needs, and they have constantly had design projects.
Honestly, as a design intern, I was intrigued.
The story was quick but lacked much explanation and development I had hoped for. I guess that’s what a novella looks like. There were a few things left between the lines that would have given me a more complete picture of how the domes worked, who The Elite were and more about Krakat’s leadership style. I have a lot of things I want to write about this book, but because the description of the book was vague, I feel like everything will be a big spoiler.
As for the characters, I did not particularly like Maz. I thought her character was selfish – pushing Hap to delay his initials, disparaging him, and overall quite rude to him, though I see she cares. I understand she feels special and special, but is that … her whole personality? Other characters were introduced in the last part of the story, almost all of which annoy me. The only character I adored, Logan, made me feel so betrayed. I loved him to the end, he was such a friendly and awkward robot, but I felt so betrayed. Also, drinking game is not so fun, take a shot or sip of water every time mentioned “selected”.
I loved the ending and enjoyed the twist at the end, but it also left me even more confused. Personally, I think it has the potential to be something big. There were a number of things happening, and so many questions remained unanswered that left this feeling undeveloped. I believe if it was not a novella, it would have been better worded.