Monday, December 1, 2008
Saga by Conor Kostick
Saga has generated sentient beings within its gaming realm dependent on computers back on Earth. Humans unexpectedly have access as players and play by different rules to those within Saga. The Dark Queen is ruthlessly manipulating humans and players alike compromising their survival.
The concept of a world within a world with regenerating players and humans will appeal to gamers, and sci fi readers. There's airboarding (like skateboarding), punk music, pseudo-anarchists (who form a guild) and castes of a dystopia. Although Saga follows Epic, I was able to follow the backstory that was incorporated into Saga without feeling I had missed out on too much.
Interesting messages about authority, loyalty, pain, weakness, understanding, trust and defying the system.
I didn't think I would vote for it when I started the book, but was sufficiently engrossed to now consider it a MAYBE.