In Theocracide, James Wymore creates a world where people have become dependent on technology. So much so they are terrified to take off the wearable computers that keep them immersed in a web of fantasy. No one cares what happens outside of their personal comfort zones, as everyone creates their own version of the perfect environment in which to live.
Jason Hunt sees through the charade. Looking at the real world without an electronic filter, he discovers that his father’s survivalist paranoia holds more truth than he had ever thought possible. A suspicious government continuously warns of the danger of alien invasion, but Jason begins to doubt that they even exist. He inherits a destiny he does not want, and is forced to choose between the good of society and the woman he loves.
Fast paced, thrilling, and thought provoking, Theocracide offers a chilling look into a future not so far removed from our own. Technology is portrayed as realistic and fantastic at once, eerie in how possible it seems. The emotions between Jason and his girl are deep and believable, and his relationship with his strange, fragmented family is portrayed expertly. Even having read this months ago, I still recall vivid details of the egg-cars and the beautiful scene where his love interest creates a work of art in a place filled with desolation.
Aliens bent on conquering the world are closing in on a weakened America. Epidemic alien-flu leaves people afraid to go outside their homes. The Undying Emperor is drafting Americans of all ages despite the plummeting population.
Nobody really cares.
Jason, like everyone else, lives in a fantasy facilitated by computer glasses that project images right over the parts of the world he doesn’t like. With a sports scholarship and an amazing new girlfriend, he leads his college team from one victory to another. As long as they ignore the constant barrage of terrible news, their lives would turn out to be perfect.
Until the government discovers his father’s secret. Until his artificially perfect world comes crashing down. Will Jason and his allies survive the manhunt long enough to finish his father’s work – to commit theocracide and set the world right?