Disruption

Singularity's Children, Book 2

Fiction - Science Fiction
261 Pages
Reviewed on 08/29/2018
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Author Biography

Toby Weston is a British writer and technologist.

Toby’s Singularity’s Children books are witty action adventures grounded in science which take the reader on a journey into the fantastic possibilities of the near(ish) future.
His work weaves tense action with philosophy and explores the classic Sci-Fi memes of consciousness, utopia, and the technological singularity.

Before writing books, Toby worked as a parking attendant, spook, tour guide, software engineer and chef (if you count making sandwiches - to be fair, they were pretty damn good sandwiches!).

His academic background spans Software Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Environmental Biology and Deep Learning.

He is currently based in Switzerland where he writes and works in the field of digital innovation.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Disruption is Book 2 in the Singularity's Children series by Toby Weston, a futuristic story with an exciting setting, a world in perpetual conflict involving different classes of humans, AI, Buddhist commandos, and even a disgruntled dolphin. The world is run by well-calculated and intelligent, computer-driven propaganda that is designed to keep the poor in their poverty while increasing the wealth and power of those who have it. A king works on building a Utopia called Atlantis and strong woman’s life is in grave danger while an embittered dolphin, two banished hackers and an ex-soldier are in a race to save her. There is just so much action involving memorable characters that readers will find it hard to put this book down, even for a bit.

The narrative is ingeniously done and Toby Weston shows a great gift for character and plot. The story is set in an alternate world that shares similarities with ours, but it is a world facing numerous catastrophes and scientific challenges. There is a marked advancement in technology and lack of humanity in the leaders who rely too much on their technology and not on human values. Keith is one of my favorite characters and Stella. They are well-developed characters faced with impossible choices. The writing is both insightful and highly descriptive and the author conjures up images that will have powerful effects on readers. Conflict handling is impeccable and it combines with the exquisite prose to enhance the plot and make for an enjoyable reading experience. Disruption is exciting and absorbing, a gripping tale that is eminently readable.

J Straw

Really enjoyed this.
Mr Weston has a nice flowing style with good characters and enough action to keep me interested.
The world is very believable with lots of very cool and unusual technology.
I have read all three books and can't wait for the next.