“The Human Emperor” is an alternate history fantasy novel written by William Gibson. It takes place in the year 1997 and follows the events of the story of the main character. In the book, he joins a group of scientists who are seeking to produce a device which can control reality. He also runs into problems with his past.
As the title suggests, this science fiction novel takes place in the year 2097. A rogue research team called the Synthi-Coms find a way to harness the brainwaves of an alien species called the Synthi-Coms. They do this through a device called the Aviary-Kinetic. It controls the mind and acts as a translator between our minds and theirs. This machine is critical to the survival of mankind and is the key to the survival of the human race.
During this time, it is believed that humanity has already reached a turning point as many military scientists have tried to protect their country from being conquered by the Synthi-Coms. They have made a lot of progress but some nations have failed to follow through. Others are still working on this technology. One of these nations is working on something called the Gravity Machine which uses gravity and electromagnetism to bring about the creation of matter.
This brings up political troubles as many countries believe that they should be allowed to go ahead with their project as they are the only ones that are working on this. In the meantime, a renegade group known as the Anomandoms or the Ayn Alam-Mens will try to find out what is going on. Some of them have an interesting history and they want to use the Anomandoms to attack Earth.
The political war that will be caused by the Anomandoms and the Synthi-Coms is well covered in the novel. Humanity is in a big predicament and this will cause a lot of turmoil among the people. The only person who can handle the crisis is the main character, Clovis.
The first thing you notice when reading this novel differs from others. It is the characters that make this novel unique. You will meet a number of people who change your perspective of the plot and characters. You will find some that are not so good and some who are more worthy than the rest. It is up to you to decide what to do and how to react.
The novel is controversial, as many people are interested in reading the novel even though some may be put off by the book’s content as a result of its controversial nature. However, as long as you have the courage to read it, you will find that it is a very good read. If you have been disappointed by other works such as ‘Avatar ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’, then you will be glad to know that the novel is different. You will love the story of the novel.
Overall, “The Human Emperor” is an interesting and controversial novel that you should try if you like science fiction novels with controversial subjects. It is not for everyone but those who are interested in the subject matter will surely enjoy it.