In 2013, North Korea launched nukes and ignites WWIII. In 2045, the Singularity occurs and the New World Order brings about a global utopia. In 2089, Pierce Radford volunteers to be a guinea pig for an experimental effortless learning process called genetic-memetic transfer.
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This is a new kind of novel. It's decentralized so the chapters as well as the parts can either be taken on their own, or as a whole. Instead of describing the feelings of the protagonist in Part II with flowery language, there’s a simple point system to let you know exactly how good or bad he feels. There’s sex, but it’s far from erotica and may even repulse more sensitive readers. There’s drugs, but they’re the kind you didn’t know existed and probably would wish you didn’t. There’s violence, but each punch and gunshot is described with the cold, objective specificity of a computer program. It’s set in the future, but the incremental progression from present day to 2089 is explained thoroughly to make the whole experience feel more real.
The first quarter of the book is Part I. It chops up the life of typical American Daniel Broderick into several cross-sectional slices, beginning with his college graduation ceremony in 2013. But after North Korea launches the nukes and triggers World War Three, his life gets markedly less typical over the next 31 years. Villains, mutants, and a new natural resource known only as “deep oil” end up dictating the remainder of his life.
Part I merely sets the stage for Part II. If you can’t wait to begin the consumption of sexy, druggy, violent media, jump right in to Part II, if you think you can handle it. Pierce Radford is an underachieving citizen of the New World, a global utopia that arose during the Singularity in 2045. After years of neuroscience research, he gets fed up with it and becomes a guinea pig of the very experiments he was conducting on others. The result? He becomes a living god of war. He soon breaks out of the prison-like lab and returns to America to enjoy his newfound powers. Unfortunately, during a single drug-fueled Las Vegas night, he commits a heinous crime and becomes an international fugitive. So he flees to the only place he knows he’ll be safe from the police, the Old World.
Did I mention that everything in this novel is theoretically possible? If you don’t believe me, look up the facts provided and shudder in fear at the dystopic utopia we’re headed towards. Some events in this story have already happened in real life ahead of schedule. You owe it to yourself to read this novel, if for no other reason than to be prepared for when it happens.
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