Friday, December 30, 2011

Review: The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass

The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass
The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass by Vera Nazarian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass by Vera Nazarian is about Liaei, the last of the race of homo sapiens (of course, we, humans) who was born out of the best sperm and egg cells in a laboratory in the future. It’s about her journey to be the mate of the Clock King and to find her own self and protect the dying earth and the soon-to-be-extinct human versions.
This book is also about her training to be efficient, learning her self-identity, surpassing her difference from others and acquiring true knowledge.
I must admit that at the first paragraphs, I assumed this book to be boring. I’m usually a sci-fi person but the words, descriptions are just too high for my mental But when Liaei is born and growing, I started to understand the future world I’m being thrown into.
Thumbs up for the very good work of Ms. Nazarian, making a vivid description of the future million years from now. You could really imagine yourself in the middle of the very large scorching sun almost red and orange, the toxic ocean, the scarcity of water and minerals as well as energy, and the extinction of animals just like dinosaurs did today.
What really amazes me is how she describes how future humans look. They don’t have hairs (eyebrows, in the head, in genitals and even no eyelashes), I can’t imagine how a person would look like that. Men and women looked like the same, same body structure and their reproductive organs are reduce to non-functional parts. And guess what? They even laugh about the ancient pornographs, they’re not obsessed with sex anymore. I think they reproduce through test-tube babies.
2 things aren’t clear to me though, how are this future version of humans formed? An what is really the rule of the Queen of the Hurglass?..hmmp..
All in all, this book is a product of a rich and wild imagination, and if you like books about the future, you should grab this one..:)

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