27. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Leslie, Science Fiction, Teen Books

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid, 446 pages, read by Leslie, on 06/21/2013

Insignia (Insignia, #1)

Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.

In this futuristic view, the world is controlled by conglomerates and wars are fought in space through virtual reality game playing teens.  I like science fiction and the thought that businesses could completely control our world seems more of a reality when you look at what happens in politics today.  The thought that war could be fought in space with no loss of life and destruction of the planet is really appealing but definitely fictional.  I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to explore science fiction as it doesn’t really dive too deeply into technical terminology or seem too futuristic to be believable.

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