JC Weatherby, author of OUTLAND HOTEL, takes you on a chaotic ride into a sprawling dystopian vision of the future...
LOS ANGELES | 2035
Reg, a surgeon and one-time husband forced into a life of crime as an organ thief, and Nina, a young fiery-tongued refugee who makes her living as a dominatrix, struggle to survive in the inhuman ghettos of Los Angeles and in virtual worlds where outcasts seek refuge.
Their world has become an overpopulated nightmare governed by draconian laws, where billions live in refugee camps desperate to compete with high technology which has taken away their jobs and livelihoods, and where forced abortions and sterilizations are the norm.
Unknown to them, a ruthless technology mogul-turned-super artificial intelligence, named Quin, works for a transnational government conspiracy - "Operation Black Delta" - whose plan is to wipe out half the world's population, and jumpstart the next phase of human evolution with artificially engineered DNA for a race of people so advanced they will make the rest of us obsolete.
After a vicious attack by Kiko, a Korean cybernetic mafioso controlled by Quin, Nina becomes one of 1,000 young women impregnated with this new genetic code. But she is the only one to survive.
Hired by Quin under false pretenses, Reg tracks Nina down in the sprawling ghetto of Angel City, unaware of the revolutionary secret growing in her womb and the deadly plot which threatens them and the rest of humanity.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Evocronik is set in the not too distant future where most people live in overcrowded ghettos. Crime and poverty are social standards and the human population is controlled through forced abortions and sterilization. The story follows a prostitute named Nina through the slums of Angel City, which is a poverty stricken section of Los Angeles. She travels to Angel City from Texas making money as a prostitute. When she gets to Angel City she falls in love with a low level drug dealer who gets her pregnant and gives her herpes all in one shot. Eventually she is abandoned by the same person and she is left to fend for herself against his criminally insane friends who torture her for days. She is eventually rescued (I believe she loses her baby) and is sent to live with an elderly lady who (I believe) teaches her how to be a prostitute in Angel City. Eventually she is hunted down by a gang called the Trogs, for reasons unknown. The Trogs are local gangsters that outfit themselves with upgrades (x-ray vision, night vision, etc.) to help them in their criminal activities. The Trogs corner Nina in the bathroom of a bar and (I will tone down the language here as the story gets disturbingly graphic) inject her with something (I believe it’s an embryo or some kind of genetic material) and she ends up pregnant. And this is the point of the story because we come to find out later that what she is implanted with will change the human race forever. Nina is helped by Reg who is a doctor that sells organs on the black market. He is given a task to bring Nina back from Angel City and deliver her to Quinn, where the book ends and will be picked up by the next book. The story was fast paced and entertaining the whole way through, but there are some graphic scenes described in the book. There is an adage that goes ‘there are some things that you can’t unsee’, well there are some things in this book that you can’t unread. But on the whole it contributed to the tragic life story of Nina and you really get the sense that she is a part of this demoralized, discouraged and oppressed society that she lives in. The author uses some future lingo in the story that was hard to understand. ‘wamchaka’ is something that Nina says throughout the story and it was hard to derive the meaning at first. There is a glossary of terms in the back of the book that details these words, but it would have been helpful in the beginning of the story. For example: in the story the internet is referred to as the ‘whore’. I spent the whole novel thinking that they were literally talking about a whore when they really meant the internet. It was humorous once I realized the error. Here are a few quotes to show you my meaning. “the whore exploded with news of the military’s attack on Angel City.” “But underground the whore was buzzing about a biological agent stolen by Trogs.” Overall this was a very entertaining read. It portrays a dark view into the gritty underworld of a possible future.