Friday, 16 January 2015

BabyWorld by Jonathan Martin Dixit

Title: BabyWorld


In 2067, the murder of a five-year-old girl leads a young lawyer to the despicable truth behind the creation of a race of chemically adulterated children.

BabyWorld is a crime mystery, soft science fiction novel that explores the psychological dysfunction occurring in families suffering from suppressed trauma. With its taboo-breaking subject matter, tempered by an almost children’s fairy tale-like style, it is written for a mature, literary audience.

Toronto, September 2067. Ten percent of babies born are SMARTED; physically, emotionally and sexually they grow at normal rates, but cognitively they develop so fast that by six years old they graduate university and enter the heavily-taxed workforce, thus supporting Canada’s high standard of living—the highest in an otherwise polluted, politically volatile and over-populated world…

SINIKA REICHMAN is a nine-and-a-half-year-old lawyer having problems determining whether she is a child or an adult. When the case of a raped and murdered, non-smarted, five-year-old girl is outsourced to her firm, Sinika is put in charge of the prosecution. Partnered with twenty-five-year-old NATHAN TOWERS, the office wunderkind, who is non-smarted and hates those who are, Sinika’s augmented abilities are put to the test as she skilfully dismisses one suspect after another. Her unregulated emotions become strained, however, as she encounters events she can’t handle and concepts she can’t process.


Science Fiction
Literary Fiction