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Solarversia by Toby Downton
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it was amazing

It's about a year long game called Solarversia, taking place in 2020. Other than that, it's nothing like ready player one
It's written much more like the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
a little like the hunger games.

It's written from different point of views, some of them are surprising and unexpected.

and when I read different pov's, I try to see if the characters are significantly different than one another, and they are.

Each one has a different narration in my head;
a different accent, a different tone
a different vocabulary
and our protagonist, Nova, is a girl and she's written very well and she evolves a lot in this book

I empathize with Nova the most, because she's human, she makes mistakes, she fails.
This isn't he typical hero that succeeds in everything
so it's very easy to relate to her.

This ticks all boxes when it comes to the 3 questions:
*Is there more than one character in this book?
*Do they talk to one another?
*And is it about something other than a man?

Despite being the protagonist, Nova wasn't the most interesting character in the book, IMO.
The most complex, confused and fascinating character in this book was Casey, he is so well developed and has an amazing arc.

The book talks about AI, there's a lot of talk at the moment about reaching that point where computers become better than us and we become obsolete, like the industrial revolution.

Very thought provoking and there's lots of fun geeky sci fi fun.

I got this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Thanks Toby!

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Reading Progress

July 26, 2015 – Started Reading
July 26, 2015 – Shelved
July 26, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
August 2, 2015 – Finished Reading

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