Monday, May 1, 2023

Review Tour + #Giveaway: The Babel Apocalypse by Vyvyan Evans @VyvEvans @GoddessFish


by Vyvyan Evans

GENRE: Science Fiction


Language is no longer learned, but streamed to neural implants regulated by lang-laws. Those who can't afford language streaming services are feral, living on the fringes of society. Big tech corporations control language, the world’s most valuable commodity.

But when a massive cyberattack causes a global language outage, catastrophe looms.

Europol detective Emyr Morgan is assigned to the case. His prime suspect is Professor Ebba Black, the last native speaker of language in the automated world, and leader of the Babel cyberterrorist organization. But Emyr soon learns that in a world of corporate power, where those who control language control everything, all is not as it seems.

As he and Ebba collide, Emyr faces an existential dilemma between loyalty and betrayal, when everything he once believed in is called into question. To prevent the imminent collapse of civilization and a global war between the great federations, he must figure out friend from foe—his life depends on it. And with the odds stacked against him, he must find a way to stop the Babel Apocalypse.

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Ebba was all too aware that she was viewed as an anomaly by pretty much everyone; she was neither feral nor out-soc. So, some of her students—especially those from outside the Republic, such as the Grand Union, and other places too—thought she must be breaking the law. It was a common misconception. She had even once been reported to the authorities by one of those types. For being an unchipped ghost, as they called her. That made her laugh; a dark laugh at the irony of it. The mutes, she called them. Those who had been fitted with Universal Grammar tech.

But while she officially resided in the Nordic Republic, and as long as she remained there, Ebba wasn’t doing anything illegal. The Republic was something of a curiosity even among Tier One states, never having passed a lang-law. Yet this singular absence was offset by the special requirements of Nordic birth licenses. To have one granted, prospective parents had to consent to their newborn being fitted with Universal Grammar tech. So everyone got a language chip at birth anyway, together with an ear implant transceiver. Which meant that voice command tech was, for all intents and purposes, de rigueur even without a lang-law. But that was the Scandinavian way. In the Nordic Republic, they organized freedom.

For her part, Ebba knew it wasn’t her. It was everyone else who had the problem. “That’s what you would think,” her braver, typically male students told her. “You’re Ebba Black.” Ha! Whatever that means. How do they know what Ebba Black would think anyway?

My Review:

The Babel Apocalypse is a very intriguing read that kept me hanging on to every word. It starts off with a blast and keeps on rolling. The twists never seem to let up as you race to the end to see how it all ends. The world-building is outstanding. The more I read the more I wanted to read.

It kept in suspense from beginning to end with never a dull moment in between. The story flowed along quite smoothly. It kept me guessing and wondering who was behind it all. I love the whole concept behind language hacking. I loved all the futuristic elements. The flying vehicles, tablets, and software. It was all amazing.

Imagine not being able to speak without an app. I can’t. Imagine a world where no one can talk without an app where language is loaded straight into your brain and without it you become feral. Does that not just blow your mind? What an amazing idea for a story.

Well, someone has hacked into their language software and now no one can talk. Who would do such a thing? Future more than that, why would they do it? What is their motive? Well, never fear, Europol detective Emyr Morgan is on the case. He has a suspect. But the question is this “Is this person who hacked the software”?

Can Emyr find the person who did this? If he can’t, the world as he knows it will be no more. Now there is a thought for another story. A world full of feral people that can’t communicate with each other.

I sorely loved reading The Babel Apocalypse tremendously so much so that I highly recommend it to apocalyptic fans! Grab your copy of The Babel Apocalypse today!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Dr. Vyvyan Evans is a native of Chester, England. He holds a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and is a Professor of Linguistics. He has published numerous acclaimed popular science and technical books on language and linguistics. His popular science essays and articles have appeared in numerous venues including 'The Guardian', 'Psychology Today', 'New York Post', 'New Scientist', 'Newsweek' and 'The New Republic'. His award-winning writing focuses, in one way or another, on the nature of language and mind, the impact of technology on language, and the future of communication. His science fiction work explores the status of language and digital communication technology as potential weapons of mass destruction.

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