Title: Higgs & Soap: Galaxy Delivery
Author: Tony Cooper
Genre: Science Fiction, Humor
Publishing date: 7th August , 2015
Published by: CreateSpace
My Rating: 4/5 stars
*ARC received from the publisher via Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review*
“Hello! Need a ‘sensitive’ item delivered ‘discreetly’ anywhere in the colonised galaxies? Then ‘Higgs & Soap: Galaxy Delivery’ are waiting for your encrypted call. We operate in the strictest confidence for your peace of mind*!”
(*yes we do illegal stuff)
It was supposed to be a simple, straightforward job: transport a data card from one solar system to another and get paid. But it turns out that the data on the card makes it the most valuable item in the galaxy. With highly trained killers and thieves after it, the only people standing in their way are Higgs and Soap, and they really, really don’t want to die.
Join Higgs (independent entrepreneur) and Soap (ace pilot and engineer) as they tear across the galaxy pursued by cyborgs and genetically modified thugs. All they want is to get paid! And to not die. They’re quite insistent about that part.
“Higgs & Soap – we take anything, anywhere!”
This book is a perfect example of what would happen to our world if technology took over completely, Nah… just ignore my “there’s-a-hidden-meaning-in-everything” start. 😛
But seriously the humorous way in which every human emotion, action and reaction is translated as a machine function is hilarious and seems so real in a way. Like, the people there or the AIs and robots and what-nots behave exactly how, we, humans behave. They suffer memory lose when their memory is wiped off, they are cut and their nodes are exposed like our veins, they are plugged off as we die and they are on power saving mode to compensate for our sleep.
Everything started making sense after a while and I didn’t feel like a kid reading this book. 😛 (I admit, that this is probably a children’s fiction but then again you sometimes can’t help yourself. 😛 )
The book in its own way talked about how life would be with everything created “not so naturally” and having to maintain that everyday. The fact that machines get boisterous of their accomplishments if given an actual brain which was wired weird like us, weird enough to feel emotions and make stupid judgments based on it seems frighteningly real.
Higgs and Soap run a delivery firm that delivers stuff all over the galaxies. Their business isn’t exactly flairing but then an assignment comes up which looks promising for their business. But they soon find out that this assignment could cost them their lives.
After almost being killed several times, they both finally manage to complete the task which nobody exactly thought they could but they outwitted everyone. The work was done, the mystery of why they were the target of every Jack and Jill solved and their business finally took off making the end happy.
I would have given it a 5 star if I had been a lot more younger like maybe 10 or 12 because these things excite children. I totally would recommend it to the children so that they could get the excitement and dwell over the odd possibility of an unique world out there.
A fun line to think about. 😛 But seriously, do any of you guys have answer for this?
Why ‘double-you’ and not ‘double-vee’? 😛 😛 Pretty logical, huh? 😛 😛
Why would I pick it up?
Science has always been an important aspect in our life and now technology is pretty much taking over everything. This is a good book to give us a picture of how the universe might work if taken over by the machines. 😛 😛