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The Gaia Effect Paperback – 8 Dec 2016
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By Kate Bentley
Ok, ok, I'll come clean from the start... I know the author, in fact she's a rather wonderful friend. Which actually makes it all the more daunting when you hear the words "I've written a book! And it's been published" And you know you're going to have to read it and you hope to all the gods that you're going to enjoy it.
So I let out a huge sigh of relief when after the first few pages I was not only getting into it, but I was hooked! It helps that I like the sci-fi / fantasy genre, however I think that even if it weren't your natural subject choice you'd enjoy it nonetheless.
The story holds your attention, the pace is good and keeps you turning pages, you connect with the characters and there's enough description to get a real feel what what this futuristic world is like - without feeling like you're being bombarded with information. There's some real emotion in there too, I cried ...but I'm not telling you any more than that! No spoilers here!
I'd definitely recommend this book, it's a brilliant start to what I think will be a fantastic career as an author. Very much looking forward to her next book "The Rose Thief" 😁
As an authors debut novel this is certainly worth the 5 stars I have given it.
I enjoyed the story and the mix of characters. I'm looking forward to where the story goes as the world expands and will be buying the next installment for certain.
Also Sweeps are a genius idea!
The fact that there’s divine intervention in this one sets this post-apocalyptic fiction apart from many others. Some may hence view it as a blend of sci-fi and fantasy, while others might appreciate the spiritual element, and yet others be entirely turned off. I myself would have used the little blue lady that the women who become pregnant are seeing as evidence of ratcheting up of corporate control, letting people think they have an escape into fantasy or are protected by divine intervention, only to find that corporate has instead opened yet another rung in Dante’s hell for him. Still, I like that the author chooses to go against the grain here in a desperately overwritten genre where everyone else is more or less writing the same book over and over again. She deserves points just for trying to keep things fresh.
The other thing I enjoyed about this one that helped to set it apart from a lot of pedestrian post-apocalyptic fare was the presence of a lot of cool futuristic technology that survives the prior apocalyptic event. So it might be a dark future, but at least it feels like a possible future, rather than “forward to the past.”
Best of all, the author has a gallows sense of humor that bowled me over at times. The humor is situational and presented as if it’s not at all meant to be funny. But from a person living in our times seeing some of the bulletins and screen interactions that the characters get in the future, it’s hard not to laugh at what they take as commonplace, or as the kind of dry-f*** treatment they have simply become numb to. (I would like to reiterate in my defense for laughing at all at the sad plight of others that this material is definitely meant to be darkly humorous.)
If the title didn’t cue you, I will. The author is definitely deeply moved by the beauty and wonder of nature and the importance of preserving and protecting it, and so she makes this one of the themes of her novel, showing how psychologically traumatized people are when they no longer have the luxury of proximity to nature. Authors with an ecological, save-the-environment sense also stand out in the crowd for me because so few apocalyptic authors take the time to call the reader’s attention to what we should be doing today to prevent such futures from ever happening. They just assume such a future is a foregone conclusion, which to me speaks to a failure of imagination, and instead of educating and enlightening helps the prophecy to be all the more self-fulfilling.
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