Lifeliners


Fiction - Science Fiction
431 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Lifeliners is a thoughtful and intriguing work of science fiction by author Stefan Vučak. In a train of thought based on the natural evolution of humanity, we are introduced to a new species known as the lifeliners, or homo renata. As a response to the pressures of modern life, people are evolving into lifeliners who can take the energy off others, thereby living longer and succeeding better with their improved intellects. Nash Bannon, a young man, realizes that he cannot hide his lifeliner status if he wants to live a free life away from the persecution by normal people.

Stefan Vučak presents a fascinating look at racism, discrimination and fear of ‘normals’ in a fresh way, which could not have arrived on the market at a better time than now. Nash Bannon is an Everyman type of character, likeable for his flaws and easy to cheer for when he learns that he must take action against atrocities faced by his fellow lifeliners. Part science fiction, part political drama, and part cultural observation, Vučak has conceptualized some truly human attitudes and ideas, and created a fascinating narrative that pops like a pressure valve as it unfurls. The prose and dialogue are both accomplished and simple to follow, allowing for the more complex nuances of the overall plot and ideology to take center stage in the tale. Overall, Lifeliners is an apt and excellent work, which I would highly recommend to readers of all types.