Sunday, November 2, 2014
2040 by Graham Tottle
On 2nd June, 1990 our universe is split in two as Saddam Hussein chooses which of two phones on his desk to pick up. For one universe, Upside, he picks up the black phone, for the other, Downside, he picks up the red.
Imagine a world where there are no birds singing. There are no warm-blooded animals at all and few people—the human population has been decimated. The First World Error has seen to that. That world is Downside, a dystopian parallel universe created in 1990.
In 2018 scientists in Upside receive a desperate plea for help from Downside. As they cross over to downside to help, the fates of the sinisterly controlled downside and peaceful upside become intertwined. Now no one is safe.
A fiercely intelligent and twisty sci-fi thiller.
Review by Rochelle Weber:
I realize I’ve said in the past that I would only reviews books I read all the way through, but I absolutely could NOT get into this book. I read the first ten percent and had no clue who the main character was or what it was about, but by then I had passed thirteen—yes 13 footnotes. According to his biography, Mr. Tottle has degrees from several colleges and universities including both Oxford and Cambridge. Someone needs to explain the difference between writing fiction and academic treatises to him.
Length: 268 Pages
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