By G. Willow Wilson
A tour-de-force of a debut that blends vintage fable -- the interesting, scary, sometimes-invisible international of the djinn -- that's genies to a couple folks -- with the 21st-century truth of a super-hacker in mortal threat in a repressive safeguard nation at the Arabian Gulf.
Alif (that's his deal with) is an excellent younger superhacker figuring out of his mother's small condo, and his laptop has simply been breached. whereas Alif scrambles to guard his consumers -- dissidents and outlaws alike, whoever must conceal their electronic lines, he and his acquaintances notice that they've been stumbled on via 'the Hand' -- perhaps somebody, perhaps a software, yet certainly capable of finding an individual, and that may result in criminal, or worse. Alif, with assistance from his youth buddy Dina, an historic publication despatched to him in mystery by means of his misplaced love (who will be frighteningly hooked up to the Hand) and a terrifying protector who almost looks human, needs to move underground -- or relatively, give you the chance into the hidden international of the djinn. They wrote the mysterious e-book centuries in the past, and feature wisdom that may simply permit Alif to infiltrate the main refined details know-how the area has ever obvious, and maybe shop himself, his household, and freedom itself. With colors of Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, William Gibson, and the undying Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour-de-force debut with significant capability -- a masterful, addictive mixture of the traditional and the more-than-modern, smuggled inside of an impossible to resist page-turner.
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