I don’t use the highlight feature on my Kindle very often, and when I do it’s usually for something funny or interesting I want to remember. Sometimes, it’s for a sentence or paragraph I find particularly literary and beautiful and poetic, though that is rare when reading contemporary works. Last night, after a shitty day to end all shitty days, I opened my Kindle to continue reading Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer and stumbled upon the most arrestingly beautiful line I think I’ve ever read.
Fascinating twist on an old theme. The idea of robots and humans coexisting in some crazy future isn’t new. But this book explores some of the more interesting social implications that this would mean if it were really to occur. And it does this, all while including plenty of action and Verastiqui’s trademark willingness to bring up the taboo. I’ve read both of the author’s previous books and was able to get an advanced copy of this one. There is fighting (lots of fighting), espionage, and the threat of genocide woven throughout the book.
Maybe this is where VR is heading. Are you ready for VR can you survive such mind control. Do you want to control all you see? The new world order is heavy with opportunity.