- ASIN: B09QLSTSD9
- Language: English
- Print length: 287 pages
- Genre: Genetic Engineering Science Fiction
The BookViral Review:
Strikingly original and cheekily ambitious Tony Rudd’s Asperger’s Assemble: The OVIBOS Apocalypse delivers a science fiction geeks smorgasbord of a novel! Grounded with real-world relevance and exciting at the same time with Rudd invalidating character tropes to take us on an adventure that proves wholly entertaining.
With well-wrought dialogue, it’s one of those novels that throws nuance and self-consciousness to the wind and concentrates on the mechanics of good storytelling with the drama engagingly harvested whilst the underpinning plot is fast-paced, clever and inventive.
Writing in crisp prose Rudd’s an author who avoids conventional form. It’s evident in the characters he creates and the authenticity he brings to his shadowy world which he imbues with shady corporate agendas. Yes, it’s science fiction, but the technology seems so tantalizingly close it’s wholly absorbing.
What Rudd wants to do is show us technology’s dark side: all the stuff that’s there to make our lives easier – GPS, smartphones, PCs, “smart” houses – turned against us in a vast conspiracy. In a less capable author’s hands, it could have become cumbersome, but the tech and action are measured, the twists served with perfect timing and Rudd achieves a nice balance between suspense and tension to keep his readers on edge as his plot evolves.
Readers don’t have to buy into every twist and turn because it’s not just the near-future tech that drives the narrative but the offbeat and effective chemistry between his main characters. As aspergic’s their backstories feel more than perfunctory and refreshingly free of cliché whilst allowing for a timely injection of humour along the way.
As Rudd says, “Being different is how they survive..” but it also makes for a propulsive Science Fiction read that will keep readers guessing and Aspergers Assemble: The OVIBOS Apocalypse is highly recommended!