Title: FreeFormed Hybrids
Author: Joe Vizanko
Reviewer: George Shadow
At the center is the human homeworlds, a three planetary system where humans were born. All throughout the galaxy are colonies of humans, but only a handful knows they are not alone. Earth will have first contact with other humans and slowly learn of its role in the community. The homeworlds are in decline, completely dependent on machines and overrun by excesses of sex and drugs. Their society has become stagnant, slowly dying. The people of Earth are FreeFormed; they are allowed to develop freely and no other colony is like them because emotions are feared, but Earth is the key to humanity’s survival. A mortal enemy is confronted and the fate of our entire universe is uncertain.
I must say that the concept is daring. The story reminds me of the movie, THE ISLAND, in which human clones were grown and harvested for diseased organs of their real counterparts, who paid large sums for their development. Now FREEFORMED HYBRIDS has a distinct difference in its plotline – the island is now the Earth and the entire human race is the clone population meant for the re-incarnation of a higher human race. Wow . . . so surreal! No wonder I fell in love with this strange sci-fi from page one! In essence, it is a Hollywood blueprint!
Book Cover & Formatting
The cover does not disappoint. A strand of DNA graces a corner while a male and female figure take up the cover’s central locale. The planets hovering at the foreground and in the distance, as well as the DNA strand, give the environment depicted on the cover an attractive scientific identity, which any sci-fi buff can relate to. Interior formatting is also very good, with the chapters having titles that highlight the story’s direction at that point in time.
The book needs another round of professional editing, because I observed some misplaced commas and some more misplaced commas. Few words were missing and there were also some grammatical errors, but the plotline adequately keeps any reader on edge, thereby softening the mentioned hitches while one is reading the book. Character formation is well developed with a strong conversation moving forward, while the environment Author Vizanko has penned down for his story is quite a remarkable one.
Quite entertaining read. I really enjoyed it.
George Shadow is the author of THE BLACK BOOK.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)