Reviewer: Serena Soape
Date of Release: February 22, 2020
All humans have a complex colony of microorganisms living in our guts. This microbiome influences our health, our thinking and our moods. If you can change someone’s microbiome, can you control their thoughts?
That’s the plan of Thom Elliott, a power-mad tech titan who wants to create a new world order where humanity is ruled by Sekai, the most powerful artificial intelligence ever created. His weapon is Glorp, a nutritional energy drink beloved by the tech community that secretly includes genetically engineered microbes to transform human gut flora.
Finder is a brilliant detective who hates people. He might agree with Elliott that an AI could do a better job of running the world. But when Finder’s own microbiome is contaminated with Elliott’s brew, it’s up to him and his chimera sidekicks to stop him.
I would like to start with saying that “Singularity Syndrome” by Susan Kuchinskas was not my typical genre of book. But, early on, I found myself not able to stop reading because I was so into the story.
The futuristic aspect of this novel seemed far fetched, yet also believable with technology and at the rate we are moving.
My favorite characters in the book are definitely “Parrot” and “Altima”.
The ending was quite surprising!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for fair and honest review.