Top critical review
Fed Up With Wokeness
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2021
This book scores very high on the essence of what good, strong science fiction should be. There's a highly original and plausible scientific element in the core of the plot. Add to that all the players, not just the main ones, act both intelligently and how one would expect such a character to act. There are no actions that make no sense but exist solely to move the plot along. Each action, each scene and each act build upon each other leading to the startling reveal at the end complete with a bit of a Disneyesque denouement.
However, the book fails for me in its pandering to the social justice movement. Every character and every character action is obviously and painfully crafted to adhere to the cult of wokeness that infects our society. It’s a stinky miasma that pervades every element of the book greatly damaging it for me because the pandering is so obvious.
As much as I appreciate the originality of the concept and the intelligence of the plot, I won’t pursue the rest of this collection. I’m fed up with the pandering to wokeness that infects our society.