Author: Dan Frey
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Release Date: February 9, 2021
Mind bending and terrifying at the same time!
When two friends create a quantum computer that can access data one year into the future, their own future seems limitless. This device will be able to tell you anything from sports scores to stock market tips to if you will live for the next year! With a start-up on the rise and knowledge of what will happen, what could go wrong? Ambition, greed, and jealousy, that’s what!
This was an interesting approach for a futuristic quantum novel. It is told through a series of emails, text messages, future articles, and transcripts from a Senate Exchange Committee hearing. There is never any actual personal dialogue, but you just keep reading because you want to know what is going to happen next. It’s a little weird in that you can never really gauge a visual representation of any of the characters. Maybe a little from their backgrounds, but no descriptions are given throughout the book. You can easily develop emotions for the characters based on their behavior through their correspondence. Most readers will just loathe Ben by the end of the book, but he does have ambition. I’m not a huge fan of Leila either, but I get she was just trying to save face in a bad situation. I felt sorry for Adhi, but got frustrated with him at the same time. I really want to comment on the story arc and concepts that Frey used, but I feel like I would be giving something away and want readers to discover this on their own!
If you like futuristic novels of the like of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, this will likely fit right in your wheelhouse. There is a lot of foul language throughout the book, so I would recommend it to mature readers.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.