The Future in a Different Light-A New Novel, The Anti-Cousin Dazzles Readers With the Light of Computeligents
How is it that these lines ring differently? “It is a good estate though the intelligentsia group CII once lived here.” “Then why did you choose to reside here?” “The best way is to live where there is security.” These are just a few lines of dialogue in the new book, the Anti-Cousin, a futuristic novel by East African author, Timothy Wahome. The above lines are, in fact, what the book is all about. M, one of the central characters, defends his act of living where his pursuers, the secret service, once resided, by saying that, by living there, they would not dare suspect him.
In fact, as one thumbs through the pages of Anti-Cousin, The, there is discovery of a similar bittersweet pact between the two protagonists. Though one is under mistaken identity that he has committed a treasonable act against the state, he continues to live, and escape, with the other, who he knows, might be the real suspect. They detest one another secretly, yet they cohabit to forestall any arrest.
The novel opens with blinding light, of the red iridescence of the spy computeligents. These are espionage machines that the state uses to catch non-sympathizers, by the telepathic powers that they possess. After they fail in their work, a human sleuth, The Cousin, from whom the book derives the title, takes over, though by the end, he also somehow shows human weakness, by leading to only half-conviction. This leaves the book hanging with anticipation that in the next series of the aptly named series, The Rise and Fall of the Computeligents, the militia computeligents will take over.
Indeed, Book 1 of the series takes place in diverse locations of the EA Nation, and depicts a growing understanding, by the author of the psychological tension that can develop between two mistaken conspirators. The protagonist suspects that he suffers because of the other but still continues to have him around as a shield against mistaken arrest. According to sources, the author shows masterly in his subject by laying the case of mistaken identity early enough when the two suspects have not met, and then protracting separation of the two until the penultimate stages of the work. Thus the reader labors with a premise of knowing how the psychological crisis that ties the real, and mistaken, criminal will resolve.
The Anti-Cousin is now selling on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Cousin-Rise-Fall-Computeligents-ebook/dp/B00CVP0Q6A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370426175&sr=8-2&keywords=the+anticousin).
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