Over the last several weeks I’ve been sick or dealing with a sick child or preparing for the Holidays, which meant very little time in front of a computer. It also meant a lot more time to read and one of the books I had the pleasure of reading was Wardroids by J.M. Filipowicz.
I’ve never read anything by this author before so this was new to me on all fronts; new book, new author, new experience. And I loved it.
This book begs the question of what it means to be human, which is a theme I have always enjoyed. Seriously, Data from Star Trek The Next Generation was my favorite character because his struggle to understand humanity and to be more human forced the crew of the Enterprise to more critically review their own humanity. Wardroids grabbed me right away precisely because it worked this theme in so overtly.
Filipowicz is very talented with character development. I felt thoroughly aware of and in tune with the personalities on the page and was quickly invested in the story.
I don’t want to give any spoilers so I can’t get into the plot, but it held me to the end and left me satisfied as a reader. If I were giving it a rating I’d do four stars out of five. (Or hearts or little robot men or whatever.) There does need to be a bit of a parental warning on this one. There are adult themes within the novel that might not be appropriate for those of a younger age.
All in all, Wardroids is a good book that will get you questioning your own humanity.
About the Author
J M Filipowicz lives in a quiet condo on the surface of the moon, with a beautiful view of the cosmos through her geodesic dome. She spends her time imagining new worlds and writing stories by Earthlight.
Having graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in both art and writing, she occasionally paints her subconscious onto canvas and performs improv at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton. When she has to come down to Earth, the she resides in Burlington, Ontario, Canada with her husband, two children and her dog, Worf.