Title: The Visitor
Series: Corrupted Genes, Book 1
Author: Louvie G. Tucker
Genre: Dystopian Sci-Fi
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Content Warning Given by Author: Some violence. Elements of racial prejudice and racial division. References to sexual activity.
Nusans don’t cause trouble.
Peter is a good Nusan. Single, annoyed with his best friend’s constant blind dates, and comfortably provided for with his job as a genmod technician, he spends his days telling expectant parents what their unborn children will look like. For a fee, he can modify physical and mental traits.
To ensure Nusa’s perfect society, however, it is law that all babies must be born with white skin, an IQ 120 or above, and without any illnesses or disabilities. These modifications are free of charge. It’s the law. And good Nusans obey the law. The people of Susa, however, are known to be troublemakers.
Thank goodness the dark-skinned Susans all live south of the border, in Susa. The closest Peter ever has to come to a dangerous Susan is either on the silver screen being vanquished by a heroic Nusan hero or on the news as deporters — the force charged to keep Nusa safe — prepare to send them south to Susa.
That is, until a dark-skinned visitor is suddenly inside the four walls of Peter’s quiet existence. Snarky. Irreverent and without any regard for the rules, the stranger should be a Susan but is he? Why is he claiming to have fallen from the stars?
Everything Peter knows is suddenly in question and even his status as a good Nusan is under threat as deporters seek him out on suspicion of a capital crime. Has Peter caused trouble?
Life as Peter has known it is fragile. Can he survive long enough to learn the truth? And will he even want to believe it once he finds it?
I was super intrigued by this one and it did not disappoint! The Visitor gave me major 1984 vibes, with a more modern feel and more action. An excellent sci-fi dystopian story that executed it’s social commentary excellently. The one big complaint was the big cliffhanger at the end, I want to know what happens so badly! Alas I will just have to wait patiently for the 2nd books arrival. Picking a favorite character is hard because honestly it’s such a close tie between Aetius and Sasha.
Plot ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
World Building ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Writing Style ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Overall Rating 4.6/5
~ About the Author ~
Louvie G. Tucker lives and works in the Pacific Northwest with his wife. Born in Buffalo, New York, he’s called various U.S. states, Japan, and China home at points in his life. When he’s not working in cyber security, he enjoys rock climbing, staying up to date on current events, keeping up with his Japanese language skills, and riding his bicycle. He is currently working on the second book in the Corrupted Genes series.
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