Beyond Extinction: Even the Concept of Truth is a Lie

Beyond Extinction: Even the Concept of Truth is a Lie

by John Keeble

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BN ID: 2940155100416
Publisher: John Keeble
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25,772
File size: 482 KB

About the Author

John Keeble is an international journalist with thousands of published articles and photographs to his name. He left his last paid job at The Guardian in London 12 years ago and has spent his time giving media services to NGOs, non-profits and individuals to promote animal and social causes. This work includes writing, photography, and videography. His books are: Brothers, Lovers, Killers, a chase thriller set in his favourite places in Southeast Asia and southern England; Dying To Write, a good-natured parody of writers groups; and Automatically Better, an unconventional photography guide that focuses on the creation of meaning and impact. His TV movie, Shadow Trade, is an undercover investigation of the dog meat trade in Thailand, and his YouTube Channel (113 subscribers, 120,000 views) is Volunteer Media Asia. The author is a lifelong animal advocate, sometimes as a writer, sometimes as an activist. He is also a lifelong vegetarian/vegan. And a science fiction fan since the 1950s BBC radio series Journey Into Space frightened the life out of him as a child. He now lives in Cuenca, Ecuador.

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Reviewed by Keyla Damaer for Readers' Favorite Beyond Extinction by John Keeble is a dystopian story about evolution. A super race of ‘numan,’ a new Terran species with 96% of human DNA, is taking slowly control of the economic power on Earth, confining humans (considered as animals and treated as such) to the margins of society. The numans' mental abilities are superior and they multiply so quickly, while the human population’s reproduction decreases exponentially. Numans themselves are evolving through DNA manipulation. At the beginning of the story, the leadership is in the hands of numans, while their downgraded versions live to serve them. Jack, the main character, experiences a lot of changes throughout his life, finding out a new truth about himself and life at every turn of the tide. Dystopian sci-fi stories are my favourite and John Keeble excels in Beyond Extinction. I felt like I couldn’t put down the book after the first line. Like all good fiction, it starts from something quite real: the idea that we’re moving fast toward extinction. And the solution to that seems even worse than the problem. You've got to get to the last page to find out if that is true or not. The book is self-conclusive but leaves a lot of doors open for a sequel, which would be quite interesting to read. It’s not hard sci-fi, as the author manages to explain how numan DNA manipulation works, but I appreciated it even more because of this. Sometimes technical descriptions feel like a lot of info dump and I was relieved to find none of that in this story.