The Legacy Human (Singularity, #1)
The Duality Bridge (Singularity, #2)
The Illusory Prophet (Singularity, #3)
The Last Mystic (Singularity, #4)
By: Susan Kaye Quinn
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars
Best for: 16 and up
Ah, the treasure hunt.
I’m a dork, I know.
It’s just that there are few things as satisfying in the reading world than finding an unknown story that deserves to be told.
The Singularity series was a fun discovery, and Susan Kaye Quinn’s awesome concept for speculative fiction definitely deserves a bigger audience. It’s an attempt to blend religion and science fiction, and I was surprised to find this marriage of opposites actually worked really well.
100 years ago The Singularity happened. Nanite tech transformed us into machine/human hybrids. Now we’re stronger, smarter, faster–better.
Except for the few legacy humans, kept around at the mercy of the Ascended as carriers of the original human DNA. The Legacies live in Ascended-approve cities, and live to serve their ascended betters. Their only chance at a better life? Win a gold medal at the Olympics, where humans compete in the Ascender-like categories like art, dance, and storytelling. The gold medalists and their families get to ascend and get everything you ever dreamed. Immortality. Perfect health. Flawless beauty. The combined knowledge of the world.
Now there’s a mental arms race to answer The Question: do the Ascended have a soul–and who will be the first one to prove it?
I enjoyed this story! It’s got great action, a cool concept, intriguing ideas, and a story that pulled me along.
A bit of language in the last 2 books, a bit of fighting violence, no sex, some romance. Heavy religious themes.
Appropriate for 16 and up, and that’s mostly because the philosophy and theology in the back half of the series gets a bit heavy handed.