30th Century

Contact

Fiction - Science Fiction
262 Pages
Reviewed on 07/23/2019
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Steven Robson for Readers' Favorite

Mark Kingston Levin's 30th Century: Contact is Book 3 of a series which sweeps the reader into an incredible adventure through space-time in a race to save life in our solar system. This epic endeavor is triggered by a chance discovery made by Jenny Heros, who travels forward in time to the 57th century, where she discovers that a natural phenomenon has had a devastating effect on the planet we call home. To counteract this threat to our very existence, humanity has to call on all of its resources, past and future, and develop an artificial intelligence capable of saving everything that we now take for granted. Will this AI carry out its mission as planned, or will any number of unknown factors intervene to prevent the catastrophe that awaits in our future?

Mark Kingston Levin has created a truly epic book in 30th Century: Contact. He has incorporated extremely difficult concepts, including time travel, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and first contact, into a smooth, fluid story that is enjoyable to read without getting overwhelmed by complexity. I particularly related to the underlying message of hope, where the saving force of life itself appears to be love. The power of love can transcend barriers of race and species, extending to all life, being naturally conceived or artificial. This concept affirms my own belief that humanity must move into the future with love as our driving force because artificial intelligence is inevitable and will look to us in formulating its moral compass. Vesta Two is how I want that future to unfold. The alternative could resemble the Terminator.