Christian Science Fiction: N.I.C.K., Cyber Babel One by TJ Tucker
OK! Christian Science Fiction is stretching it a bit. It’s not off the planet, and it’s not very far in the future. But it is Christian Religious fiction. It does involve something scientifically which is not available, and probably not possible. And the leads are a pair of scientists and computer.
So, Christian Science Fiction it is
Basically, this is a thriller with a dark spiritual edge. For a person who never knows fear any more (by the grace of the Lord), this one got to me. The science of the story is artificial intelligence. The way it happens is a bit frightening, I must admit.
Normally, when that happens in a book, I quit reading. I’m not offended by it, or anything like that. But my wife and I have always considered people, who consciously watch or read frightening movies, shows, or books, to have a serious problem with masochism. It may not be as bad as using a Windows machine, but it’s right up there.
But N.I.C.K. is a compelling twist. The book is basically a thriller. As you may remember, I’ve gotten very bored with thrillers. But this one kept my interest well.
Spiritually, it is third level, or religious fiction
The complexity of the characters is gradually revealed through the trials and pressures they face. Many make very bad choices. Even the good guys only make the good choice reluctantly. But they do, on a religious level.
The Christian Religious Fiction award of excellence
TJ has definitely earned this. Though the Christian side is a bit weak, what saves the book spiritually is the realistic depiction of level three enemy activity. That is very rare these days.
The quality of the writing is good. Technically it is well put together. It’s a good book.
You should read it!