Animal Lab

Fiction - Dystopia
133 Pages
Reviewed on 03/06/2022
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Author Biography

Bob Zeidman created the field of software forensics and founded Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation to develop and sell software forensics tools. He is the founder of Zeidman Consulting, an engineering consulting company that has worked on over 250 major litigations involving billions of dollars of disputed intellectual property. His cases have included ConnectU v. Facebook, on which the Oscar-winning movie The Social Network is based, and Oracle v. Google that went up to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the inventor of the famous Silicon Valley Napkin novelty item on display at the Computer History Museum. He is also a high-stakes poker player, and his latest tech venture is Good Beat Poker, a new way to play and watch poker online.

Bob has been writing regular articles for The Epoch Times, The American Spectator, RealClearPolitics, Political Vanguard, and white rose magazine. The author of four award-winning novels, he earned an Opus Magnum Discovery Award from the Hollywood Film Festival for his novel Horror Flick, where he got to walk the red carpet with Hollywood celebrities.

His latest novel is Animal Lab, a modern update to George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It is a warning about the possible coming collapse of American society and along with it, American principles, values, and freedoms—torches that have lit the path for the advancement of the human condition for over two centuries and that must not be allowed to be extinguished.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Animal Lab, by Bob Zeidman, is the kind of compelling dystopian novel that classic 'what-if' sociopolitical fiction is made of. Imagine one day humans are gone, and only lab animals remain, waking up knowing how to reason and communicate. Left without human guidance or interference, the animals know they need to create structure and order in some way, where everyone knows the rules, rights, and responsibilities. When they learn of a failed socialist farm in England, they decide to avoid the same fate by making a constitutional democratic republic, complete with elections, symbols, a flag, leaders, a system of checks and balances, and a name: Animerica. The question is, how long will it last? Will their animal nature let it succeed?

Zeidman has crafted an award-winning, engrossing novel full of symbolism and meaning relevant for today. This cautionary tale sounds alarm bells of a possible, eventual failure of American society, culture, and freedoms, but does anyone care to connect the dots? Where is the future headed? Is humanity headed on a collision course, and, if so, how can a crash be prevented? Even if you don't agree with all the concepts in the book, the author offers powerful ideas to think about. You may be reminded of a George Orwell novel, but Zeidman puts his own stamp on this strong, important story. His insight and attitude are laser-sharp; delivered with talent and precision. The scenario presented is unsettling and provocative, designed to lead readers to think about what could be, what should be, and what is. No matter which side of the woke-culture fence you fall, Animal Lab by Bob Zeidman is a sobering blast of fresh air that needs to be read and shared--this generation's Animal Farm.