Because of this book, and the knowledge that it's part of a series, I now must go back and read the previous book. I must admit, my ventures in to science fiction normally bordered the lines of Doctor Who, Star Wars, Halo and Doom. This was the first time in quite a while that I took on a book such as The Light Side of the Moon. I'm happy I did. Elizabeth Guizzetti has broadened my horizons and showed me, I can actually take the time to fly to realistic galaxies and even work on the moon. Ha! Who'da thunk it?
The Light Side of the Moon is as realistic as it gets with real science fiction, taking on the environmental issues such as one I'd recently discovered: jellyfish! Now I don't remember it mentioned the Nomura jellyfish or not, but studies have shown that they are dominating the Japanese oceans and BAM! Guizzetti mention's that in this book! There are nanites repairing the ozone, androids are considered humans! What? And it's realistic because it's happening now; why can't it reach near perfection by 3026?
There are three main characters in this book, with many side characters that build them, and each is on a journey of sorts. There's Ellie who simply wants to be free, Ian who is doing his darndest to escape his father's medical shadow and be his own man, and there's Rosalind, The EC302 android who's considered human and looking to Evolve. Each is looking for a sort of perfect life on or beyond the moon, but everyone claims they're foolish, daft, or brave. Either way, it all made for a fascinating read. There was only one problem: several times, words are used that are not translated and do not translate when I look them up. That's rather difficult, like "Mapersonne" What's that? I don't know; I couldn't find a translation for it.
The book blew me away but I have to admit there were times where I wasn't sure where the book was headed. There was so much going on- and so much negativity for a while. It all came together though and I found myself happy I held on.
If you want science fiction, and I don't mean The Hitchhikers's Guide sorta scifi; I mean the real stuff, get this book! Oh, but you may want to get the first one (Other Systems) first! I'm off to a new book now; I hope you find one yourself! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓/5 specs.
*The Five Times I Met Myself is next.
** Book provided by author, Elizabeth Guizzetti for an honest review.
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