Do you enjoy Sips, synthetic insect plasma? Or gengineered food laced with nanobots? Do Martian microbes maintain your body and give you superhuman abilities? This ecofiction sci-fi mystery is filled with characters obsessed about food, who live in a zany world of whirlys (vehicles), off-world ships, and messianic messages from a dying genius who wants to see humans thrive in space. But who will rule space, and control the asteroid mining that provides Earth with a unique source energy? Let the battle commence.
Yes, Asteroid Fever has it all. From the off I imagined a Futurama-esque universe where the Dreaming News networks makes fake news look like the BBC. This book is allegorical, in a Philip K Dick kind of way, of our current ecological and socioeconomic situation, drawn with a fresh imagination and a unique, foodie-driven perspective. Well worth the read for the cutting humour alone.
(review of free book)