Goodreads: All The Stars Are Suns
Author: Seaby Brown
Published: 15th October 2017 (Nouvoyance, Inc.)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (I really liked it)
Official Summary: “Sincerity Espinoza didn’t go looking for trouble, it found her. All she wants out of life is the chance to go to the stars but she is caught in a web of misunderstandings, political & legal maneuvering, and the growing threat of terrorist plots by religious fanatics. She has a secret that if found out too soon could mean not only her own death but the ruin of the hope for humanity ever going to the stars. But even amidst momentous events, life is still about the small moments of love, laughter, and sadness.
Written by a Seaby Brown, a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and high tech inventor, the story is as much a prediction of where we will be in the future as it is a work of fiction. It melds social, political, and tech trends into a realistic portrayal of advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, cybernetics, aerospace engineering, genetics engineering, and neural interface technology that will become common place. In a world that has grown cynical about “progress”, All The Stars Are Suns is a hopeful and optimistic look into our future.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)
Review: I found this book highly interesting. It not a chunky book at all and it does dart about from multiple people view points. At first I did find the introductions to multiple people a bit confusing, plus hard to keep track of who is who. After awhile bar the few main people I stopped trying and focused on a set few. I didn’t really see how they all played a part in the story. Near the end it all made sense bar one character, no clue really why she was included. Maybe just to add another layer/view point to the story.
It a very futurist story been as well it based in the future (duh). It is very scientific heavy, though I had no trouble keeping up with what was being said and what it all meant. Might be a little harder on someone who not very used to science fiction. The Author really knew what she was talking about when she went into great detail about all the different scientific elements in the story.
I can’t really say all that much more without giving away the story, the blurb doesn’t do the book justice in my own opinion. I found a few odd little mistakes here and there, plus some repetitions of lines. Have sent a note off to the Author. I am surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did, it was more of a brush stroke of the whole story than going into huge amount of details and focusing soling on a few things. The Author showed a lot in a small amount of pages, which is one of the main reasons I think she added no many characters.
(I wouldn’t really class it as LGBTQIA book, but it a futurist book where same sex relationships are normal. One character is married to another man. Another is dating a transwomen. It also references a popular gay author.)