Sunday, December 18, 2011
The Fox Inheritance
This is a sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
About 250 years after the events in the first book, Locke and Kara's minds have been uploaded into new bodies. Their bodies are completely synthetic, made up of a substance called BioPerfect. Locke narrates the story of his and Kara's quest to escape the scientist who would use them as "floor models" for potential clients. This is also a quest to learn how to live in a society so completely different from the one that they left two hundred fifty years before.
As with the first book, The Fox Inheritance explores the themes of medial ethics, the soul, and what it means to be human. Locke and Kara were prisoners in a dark, isolated world for two and a half centuries. Are they old or are they still the teenagers they were when they "died" in a car accident so long ago?
A worthy sequel. Will it become a trilogy? The author hints that it will be.