Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

This book is about the awakening of Gods in mankind and apartheid of mechanicals.
In addition the author addresses transgender issues so be aware that you may be overwhelmed by controversial ideas.

The author postulates a South Africa in a not too distant future that has assimilated races but now is discriminating against mechanical or perhaps they are just the mobile descendants of Alexa.  She also has two boys who somewhat reluctantly realize they are a bit confused by their own sexuality.  

Inject a capricious minor deity that hopes to remedy her minor status by acts of terror and you have a volatile story mix.   The genetic potential of human kind is tweaked, enhanced or maybe recognized as having deified potential.   A politician discovers how important it is to know which side of the closet is closest to the heart. 

Finally the dik-dik which contrary to you first thoughts with transgender, gay and liberated beings might bring to mind has nothing to do with human sexuality.  The dik-dik is a pest extraordinaire in the book.  I have included a photo of a dik-dik as I was pretty sure it was some type of antelope but had to Goggle it to be sure.

This was a thought provoking and possibly (if you are thin skinned) offensive book.


A dik-dik is the name for any of four species of small antelope in the genus Madoqua that live in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa.

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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