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Borne

Borne: A really good Sci-Fi novel



Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Publisher: Harper Collins
Length: 12 h 12 m
Genre: Science Fiction
Published: 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous

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Borne is a great sci-fi book, an instant classic for which I will need to rewrite my top 100 sci-fi book list to accommodate. Written just in 2017 Borne could have been written anytime in the last 50 years, which for me is key to any good sci-fi, that it not give away the era in which it was written. I always cringe when a story tells of how some minor technology that was new at the time, explodes and is predicted to have a bigger impact than it did.

Though a great book, Borne is guilty of the above, Jeff VanderMeer, the author, goes haywire with the idea of "bio-tech" in only a way that someone that had no understanding of what "bio-tech" is, could do. For VanderMeer, bio-tech is apparently akin to magic, and it is offenders like him that are to be blamed for blurring line lines between Sci-Fi and fantasy (a crime in my book).

Despite breaking all my rules, of being not "real sci-fi" and going of the deep end, clearly delving into fantasy for long intervals where super powers are just a "shell" away and bio-tech can grow unchecked by the laws of physics, despite this, I still loved, Borne.

If you want to know what Borne is about, its hard to say. "Bio-tech" run amuck, young love, dystopia porn with a healthy does of fantastic nonsense that in any other book would have had me pulling out the earbuds after 5 minutes, but not Borne, I loved Borne, no, I love Borne, and Borne love me, because Borne loves everyone.


Username: NewView

A great book but not scifi. Vandermeer is fucking nuts guy must be high as a kite when he writes this shit.


Username: daringdeeds

boring as shit book but thanks for the download!