Where is our technology leading? Will it one day do everything for us, be everything for us? Will it become our god?
What if you died and then woke up in the future? This is what happened to Andrew Vaughn. He dies as an old man. About 90 years later, he wakes up in the year 2118, and he feels young again. He has a lot to learn about this time he is now living in.
People have become dependent upon technology even more than they are right now. Eyelight Industries is the leader of the pack when it comes to technology. Every citizen is connected directly to Eyelight Industries through an implanted interface device, so it is used by everyone to do just about everything.
Religion is a great influence at this time. It can be used to control people if so desired. A new church, the Church of Sagacity, has arisen. This church has found a way to disconnect their followers from Eyelight Industries. Eyelight Industries wants Vaughn, now known as Anders Vorg, to expose this church as a fraud so they will die out. They want him to do this in exchange for his new life.
Father Time and his daughter, Saturnina, keep appearing to Vorg to tell him that he is the enemy of time. According to them, if he stays, all time and everything in existence will be destroyed. But are they telling him the truth? Is all as it seems to be?
Vorg has been having some bizarre hallucinations. If he is the enemy of time, does that mean that time is really unraveling? He is in a race against time to find the truth.
This science fiction novel has many layers. What starts out so simple turns out to be not so simple after all. If you are a fan of science fiction, this is a book you will enjoy.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you would like your own copy to read so you can discover if Vorg is truly the enemy of time, I have provided an Amazon link below.
Amazon Link: Time’s Adversary
Intelligent people forced to do menial work do not tend to thrive.
There is nothing more dangerous than a man with no hope.
As matters stood, the Church was like Hydra: every time he cut off a head, another one would simply grow.
If reality was breaking down, physical walls could hardly be expected to provide protection.
Could one man stand against the inexorable universal forces of entropy and ruin?
New Words Learned:
animatronic – of, relating to, or being a puppet or similar figure that is animated by means of electromechanical devices
apotheosis– the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax
balaclava – a close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, typically made of wool
engender– cause or give rise to a feeling, situation, or condition
cuirass – a piece of armor consisting of breastplate and backplate fastened together
greave – a piece of armor used to protect the skin
nanoglass – a type of extraordinarily resilient glass manufactured using nanotechnology
perchlorate – a salt or ester of perchloric acid
prole – a member of he working class; a worker. This word is considered to be derogatory.
simulacrum – an image or representation of someone or something
thermogenic – causing or pertaining to the production of heat
vambrace – a piece of armor for the arm, esp. the forearm
About the Author:
J. G. McGovern is a writer based in the UK. His influences include authors such as Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Theodore Sturgeon.
Time’s Adversary is his debut novel. The book is a fast-paced speculative fiction thriller set one hundred years in the future, in which a Facebook-like conglomerate controls virtually the entire world. It will likely appeal to fans of visionary and cyberpunk fiction, and especially to those who enjoy classic SF.