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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dhungwana 2117

The year is 2117. Dhungwana, the only remaining dry land on the planet Earth, is governed by the Federal Communities. Humanity, organized through a strict social reputation index, lives to the dictum "I belong, ergo sum". Ian and Dayla, the main characters, have a brilliant social life until Dayla accidentally intercepts classified financial data concerning her employer, the BlueGray Corporation, while Ian identifies genetic modifications that have appeared in one of Dhungwana’s main food sources. As a result, their lives and social reputations become complicated and their crystalline everyday life is filled with an obsessive and terrifying sense of the authorities, force Ian and Dayla to open their eyes and discover their only allies are the banned of Dhungwana, and their only option is to fight against the reality of a world that is no longer theirs. It is a fight for the survival of the human race.
Dhungwana 2117 by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer is a captivating sci-fi novel that combines a unique and truly fascinating plot and compelling characters to deliver a true sci-fi thriller. I especially loved how Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer portrayed both the human and nonhuman characters, giving each a unique persona that added something extra to the story. The intriguing setting of the story was another exciting factor of the novel that completely blended in with the whole plot and perfectly fitted in every time a new part of the plot was added. Dhungwana 2117 will make a thrilling read for fans of the sci-fi genre, with a dose of romance and hi-tech action.

Dhungwana 2117 (SF/Utopia)
Book 1
By Baibin Nighthawk & Dominick Fencer
Independent Publishing Platform
Price $6.00 (Paperback)
Price $1.99 (Kindle)
ISBN #978-1511527743
Rating 4-Stars

“A Utopian Society”

The year is 2117, and the planet’s sea level has risen until there’s only one land mass again, called Dungwana. Ian and Dayla are lovers, and both feel they have achieved success in a society that praises success. But they soon learn that, like George Orwell’s 1984, the perfect society may not be what it’s cracked up to be. They discover their immune system is being changed by genetics. Genes are inserted in their food, turning them into self-repairing humanoid robots. The Federal Community and the BlueGray Corporation is even killing those who discover the situation. Now, Ian and Dayla must rebel and join others in the fight against this utopian society if they are to survive.

This was an interesting concept, and I certainly liked the idea of Dhungwana, a single continent of dry land surrounded by the ocean. But there is really nothing new here. Perhaps the erotica content takes it a step ahead of Orwell’s 1984, but the authors plan this as a long series of books, and I’m not sure it will be able to sustain the story line for that long, and keep readers’ interest. But if you like futuristic science fiction with an apocalyptic feel, and rebels fighting to beat a government gone mad with control of its people, then I highly recommend this book and it’s sequels.

Tom Johnson

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