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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Roy was a soldier. Only nineteen, he had already seen a considerable amount of combat. In fact, he died in a battle, fighting for what he believed. But if he were dead, why was he waking up in a strange room. And things kept getting stranger by the minute. First of all, the people standing over him spoke too fast. Then there were the simulations and the ongoing sensation of not knowing what was real and what wasn’t. Even the food, though he thought he was eating something delicious, was really just bugs.
Roy has awakened in a world hundreds of years into the future. He is in an underground city, governed by those who blindly believe that they are impervious to the world above and the people, known as Purists, who are fighting to get a grip on the underground city. It’s quite a shock, then, when these simulation-drugged people are thrown into a violent reality, one in which they have neither the means nor the strength to escape.
Moran Chaim’s dystopian novel, Human Again: Cryonemesis Book 1, opens readers’ minds to the complexities of a futuristic world where things appear to be almost too good to be true. Like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Chaim’s novel explores the somewhat taken for granted notion of what it really means to be human. As one of his characters points out, using Buddhist philosophy, “Control is an illusion.” The total control of humanity in Chaim’s novel is clearly as unsustainable as it was in Huxley’s novel. Why? Because humans have always had the inbred notion of free choice. Humans are, basically, who they choose to be and no one else can control that. This is a fast-paced, action-packed story that will certainly make the reader think.