Friday, 18 October 2013
Book: The Genocide of the Undeserving by Edward Chilvers
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The Genocide of the Undeserving was an ebook that I picked up for free from amazon, and is only a short novella so I thought I would give it a go in a spare half hour or so. What I didn't expect was it to be as well written as it is, though it is a truly chilling story.
It does make you question what would happen if the UK got so dramatically overpopulated, and how the government would deal with it, though it also causes a little worry over what the people in charge would secretly do, and what happens if people are given access to something when they don't understand it completely, as with what happened with the NHS and healthcare system in The Genocide of the Undeserving.
This ebook is speculative fiction at its most chilling, there is no fancy technology, or defunct governing system, it is still people trying to do what they think is best for their country and their people. But they are still politicians so there is still some grappling for power and position.
Due to its length, and its content, there isn't a lot of character development time, not that there really needs to be in reality, it is still just as chilling.
I'd recommend The Genocide of the Undeserving if you're willing to handle the decimation of an entire country by accident that is!