Science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and time-travel merge in one of heck of a ride with The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Fans of The Martian, Sleeping Giants, and Illuminae will love this book – it’s smart, sometimes humorous, and quite fascinating. There are witches and Vikings and spies! I was sold once I read science fiction, magic, and time-travel because I’ve never read a book with ALL three in one.
The story questions many things about magic vs technology and the consequences that come with them. What starts off as a start up company soon turns into a very powerful institution that brings an equal amount of mishap and mayhem with its success.
Overall I found this book very entertaining. It’s been a long time since I started a book and felt such good vibes from it and this definitely did not disappoint! I also loved how much satirical comedy it had but I do feel the authors got a bit carried away with many of the secondary characters.
ALSO the audiobook is probably the best one I’ve ever heard (full cast, different accents, A+ narration). I do wish I had a physical copy though because there were dialogues, group chats, memos, and letters I could only imagine would work very well on the printed copy.
If you’re looking for an enjoyable book that blends SFF, time travel, comedy, and historical fiction I highly recommend this.