REVIEW: EARTH IS OURS Title: Earth is Ours Author: Gary W. Babb Publishers: Author House, 2006 Category: sci- fi Rating: 5 bolts
I am not an aficionado of sci-fi or fantasy novels. But this book caught my attention. An unassuming title- but with a cover image that reminds one of the ancient Greek mythologies- I was intrigued- and what I found in EARTH IS OURS is one grand fantasy novel- that borders on mythological status.
The novel is the story of two diverse personalities- Amy and Levi. The first chapter takes us through a painful period in Levi’ s life. We slowly begin to understand that Amy is the source of inspiration for Levi- his strength and weakness. But then a sudden twist comes (one of the few hundred unexpected twists in the storyline), we understand that Amy is not a person but a computer…’a symbiotic self aware computer’ without which Levi is not complete. It seems that aliens have taken control over the world of Amy and Levi and each day is a fight for survival. The highlight of the book is the inter-moving perception of events from the female angle (through the eyes of Amy) and the male angle (through Levy).
I must confess…sometimes the sci-fi was too much for me- but I think for an ardent fan of sci- fi/ fantasy thriller- this one will be a grand and welcome read. I really enjoyed the concept of “oneness”- the concept of ASONE. Didn’t understand what ASONE means….I will tell you- then otherwise- why don’t you read the book.
Highly recommended- I for one am on the lookout for the sequel TARGET EARTH. Only one regret- I think we will have to wait for sometime before the book hit the stands. A grandiose debut.