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Dome Child Paperback – October 17, 2011
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About the Author
Regina Glei was born in Germany but nourished a fascination for the Far East ever since she was a little girl. A graduate in Japanese Studies, she has resided and worked in Japan for more than ten years. Living far away from her home country has been a powerful influence on her fiction, which she describes as speculative and sometimes weird...
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(In fairness, this future has a wide open liberal attitude towards sex. And to sexual identity!)
Jove's mission, when he's not being led astray by his libido? Keep the world from being decimated, either by High Priests who want to take care of the slum classes in one fell stroke, or by Shavendra, whose apocalyptic Flock of Mukol has the precise aim of bringing about the end of the world for entry to a new life.
Sometimes there's a bit too much talk in this tale of Jove's scurrying about, trying to discover and then prevent these apocalyptic plans. There's also the distraction of Jove's dreams inside the Dome, which seems to be a psychic connection to not only others in his own world, but of 5 other worlds, which he is afforded a glimpse of. The Dome has only marginal impact on Jove's journey, mostly to instill panic and neurosis in our hero. In some small part, he feels like a Woody Allen creation. If Jove wasn't a follower of the Temple of Good Faith (one of the least devious religions in this future), he'd be Jewish.
All the undercurrent of intrigue is reminiscent of `Game of Thrones', and the use of artificially created sex slaves is very directly reminiscent of `The Windup Girl' by Paolo Bacigalupi, who also had such constructs.
`Dome Child' is a fun read that isn't afraid to extrapolate the future of religion. It does feel incomplete, like the introduction to a much larger, cosmic tale that would involve the 5 worlds Jove saw in his Dome visions.
There are some nice concept but the conclusion seems a bit rushed.
It can easily be a base for more books
The characters are fresh, innovative and unpredictable and just when you think you have the plot figured out a new unanticiated curve appears.
This is the third offering I have read by this author and she just keeps on raising the bar!
DOWNLOAD & READ IT, you'll be glad you did!
The Characters, after a while, you kind of connect with them. You want to know more about them and where their way will take them.
The society it describes, the people on this planet consisting of chinese, indian and, yes, also some more or less caucasians. Sexes in all shapes, men, women, hermaphrodites. It shows the perversion of human beings, but without the heaviness of for example "Dune".
Hard to describe it without spoilering,... so, just read it! ;)
I still want to know more about the people in the book... more please!