Book Review: A Star Curiously Singing

 A Star Curiously Singing is a great and thought provoking science fiction novel that centers around a debugger named Sandfly.

Debuggers are humans who have been taken at a young age and implanted with a device that lets them be continuously connected to the "stream" (a highly advanced internet-like network) that also allows them to talk with all of the technology used by their society. This makes them invaluable as they are the servants that keep this advanced society running.

But there is a downside to such power. The implant also keeps their thoughts and actions under strict control. At even the slightest hint of insubordinate thought the implant sends a "tweak" that causes great pain to the debugger.

This sets the background for a great story as Sandfly is tasked with discovering what caused a robot to tear itself apart during a deep space exploratory mission.

Kerry Nietz did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life and really giving  a sense of how stifling the society of ASCS is.  Tension is kept high as Sandfly gets deeper entangled in a web of intrigue that will keep you guessing as to exactly what is going on.

Kerry also does an incredible job of employing the first-person present-tense perspective to craft this tale with a unique voice that really makes this book a joy to read. You really get to feel like you know Sandfly as he tells his story.

If you haven't read this book yet, go read it now!

Comments

Israle Surrnak said…
This was one of the most entertaining and unique book that I have ever read.

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