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Think about it: Kaiju? Done in Godzilla and Robinson's own (fantastic) Nemesis series. Giant robot tech? We've seen that in such various works as Gundam, Titanfall, and even Power Rangers. Kaiju vs. Giant Mech? Already accomplished in Del Toro's epic (and, I think, unfairly treated) "Pacific Rim" and once again covered in the 4th Nemesis book, Project Hyperion. Teens and kids stuck in some fictional setting, left to fend for themselves? Hunger Games already accomplished that, which was a copy of Battle Royale which was clearly influenced by William Golding's perennial classic Lord of the Flies. Hell, even malevolent entities from outer space, intent on destroying humanity has been done to death in nearly every damn sci-fi film since "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Add all that up with a distinctive YA feel, and a feminine protagonist who has a massively cliched chip on her shoulder and I was seriously afraid that Unity had that very great potential to be Robinson's third strike in a row.
I think it's pretty safe to say that from my obvious 5 star rating, Unity was, instead, one of Robinson's best books in years. Well ok, maybe it's not quite as great as Apocalypse Machine (another Kaiju book, BTW), or as crazy as SecondWorld (then again, that one was my very first Robinson novels and will always be one of my favorites), but dammit, Robinson somehow does what he always seems to do: take 5,000 crazy and competing ideas, churn them all up in the literary blender that is his brain, and write a story that is an exciting amalgamation of genres and is, at its essence, an absolute joy to read.
Unity, while borrowing all the aforementioned plot devices and ideas still manages to be completely original, once again, not really a surprise, considering who wrote the thing. Robinson takes everything and makes it his own, from psy-controlled robots to a 500 foot tall species of aliens, hellbent on devouring all life on Earth. This in and of itself was already done well, but throw that in with page after page of non-stop action, and the constant thought of what in the hell Robinson can do to top himself was flat out perfect. Give this kind of story to any other author (even ones more well-known and more successful) and it'd be a recipe for disaster. In the hands of Robinson, this book (and eventual trilogy, if rumors are to be believed) should go down as one of the best of all time.
Please think and write faster. Meld more minds together! Whatever it takes! Thanks!
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Another great Jeremy Robinson book.