"One of the Best Books of 2019" -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Winner of the 2019 National Indie Excellence Award for Visionary Fiction.
Winner of the 2019 Maxy Award for Science Fiction.
Finalist for the 2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards.
Finalist for the 2019 NIEA for Science Fiction.
"A daring book that will ...more
In the opening chapters, the book explains that the virus which accidentally killed all men,…moreHi Katie! Sorry for not seeing this question until now.
In the opening chapters, the book explains that the virus which accidentally killed all men, also killed all trans-men, and many women as well. The population that survived was a fraction of what it was before and entirely female.(less)
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The year is 2099 and all of the men are gone…
In a near future world, a Y-virus has killed all of the men and a smattering of women. In the aftermath, women have built what appears to be a utopian society. Through scientific breakthroughs and frozen sperm replication, they are still procreating, have quite nearly eliminated maternal and fetal deaths and have found cures for nearly all diseases. The female population discovered that, when using technology for good rather than for empire building ...more
"Every act of learning is an act of destruction"
ATHENA'S CHOICE is a dystopian novel that takes place in 2099. The world described in this novel almost seems like a utopia, with all that technology, cloth printers, food printers (yes that's right, they print food!)and all. But there's a catch. All men are gone! The women not only survive but also thrive and create a peaceful society. The scientists of the Helix are ...more
I have to say, Adam Boostrom pushed tons of my buttons, buttons I didn’t even know I had! ATHENA’S CHOICE is a dystopian tale of a world without men who mysteriously died of a disease years in the past. At first I was hearing “Ding dong, the men are dead…wicked men, oppressive men…” and truly I wasn’t sure how I felt about what I was reading. Of course the women have figured out how to get around the heavy lifting, etc! Life is fabulous, almost fairytale-like, but as with ...more
This new world has existed for quite some time without men in it due to a ...more
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The story is thought-provoking, troubling, fascinating, and compelling. This is science fiction at its best.
I agreed with the author in certain parts, had my ...more
Wow! The cover is really beautiful
Hmmm world without men? Uh uh! The hate that men received in this book are unbelievable lol
OMG! I could imagine all the future technology in this book especially food and cloth printer! I need that printer in my life!!
I have nothing much to say especially for each characters because they don't leave a strong impression on me.
The ending? Gosh wth is that? What is Athena's choice? Pftttt ...more
3.5 to 4 for writing and plot, 5 for the thinking it makes the reader do.
I came across Athena's Choice on NetGalley and liked the cover. I read the description and thought "holy crap, a world without men?! That sounds like a crazy, entertaining story." And then I saw that it was published on my birthday. Naturally I had to read it.
I’m intensely happily married so the idea of a world without men makes me shudder. My hubby gone? No, no NO!
I also have a ton of brothers and a great dad not ...more
I’m not going to lie, I went into this dystopian novel excited at the possibility of seeing a world based on females and their strengths. But as with all dystopian worlds, you have to be careful what you wish for. The threads of this picture perfect society slowly start to unravel and it seems that ...more
Name: Athena's Choice
Author: Adam Boostrom
Genre: YA Sci-fi/ Dystopian Fiction
Blurb: In a futuristic world, men have long been extinct, when an experimental virus kills all the male populace. It is 2099 now and women procreate artificially. Athena Vosh is just a regular teenager with her futuristic gadgets. But she soon gets entangled with the sabotage of a very important project. The project to resurrect men. Athena is brought into the official ...more
I would give this book 4 stars, nothing that I particularly disliked, it was entertaining and kept my attention throughout.
This is exactly what happens in Adam Boostrom’s novel ATHENA’S CHOICE, and what sets the stage for the novel throughout.
Set in the decades following the eradication of men, we follow a young woman named Athena Vosh — who, though a typical teenager in her own right, becomes caught up in a wild mystery when it is revealed that the Lazarus Genome, which is meant to correct the ...more
All intelligent life is born to die.4.5 stars
The sci-fi worldbuilding was excellent. Using mixed forms of setting exposition ranging from class assignments, fictional Wikipedia extracts, news articles and even advertisements was incredibly effective, and I was very quickly immersed in this vision of 2099 Earth. Boostrom also drops little details here and there, e.g. inner-ear augmentation with regards to high-speed public transport networks, which make the futuristic illusion all the more...more
I have to admit that I began to question my purpose behind reading this book only a few chapters in, but I persevered until the book picked up its pace. Despite its slow start, Athena's Choice is a clear winner. The storyline is incredible and really catches one's interest. I found myself making little conspiracy theories as to who stole the genome, and I have to say the ending was a complete surprise.
I was fond of the pages between ...more
Truthfully, I had not anticipated enjoying this novel as much as I did. I’ve generally read books that have garnered praise and acclaim, or are classics in their own right. Meaning: I read bestsellers, and am not the first to pick up a new release by an unknown author. This novel is neither a classic nor a bestseller, but I don’t doubt that it could possibly make its way onto bestseller lists in the future.
Athena’s Choice takes place in 2099, in what I would describe as the antithesis of a ...more
I read the book in dim moonlight in a cab on the road to Banagalore, India whilst i was super tied. I had to know what happened and finished the book. The world building is spot on and it made me care about the characters and you will too if you have a heart. There are a lot of interesting themes explored in the book that made me review my life choices. ...more
As for being a science fiction book, it was good. The story flowed easily I was captivated by it and found it hard to put down. I wanted to see where the story went and how it would unfold.
The author creates a believable world of high tech advancements that the reader can clearly visualize and fleshes it out with media and history.. it truly came to life and the story was well written.
A great read for by the pool or in front of a fire. Overall ...more
From 2002 - 2006, he attended the University of Chicago, where he earned undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology. In 2009, he became the youngest person in the history of his firm, Chopper Trading LLC (later DRW Holdings LLC), to achieve the rank of senior trader. ...more