Thank you bloggers Bayou Book Junie (https://bayoubookjunkie.wordpress.com), MM Fiction Cafe (https://mmfictioncafe.com), Emotion in Motion (https://www.elizabeth-noble.com/thoughts-and-things-blog), Love That’s Out of This World (https://annabutlerfiction.com/blog ), QueeRomance Ink (https://www.queeromanceink.com), Liminal Fiction (https://www.limfic.com), and J. Scott Coatsworth (https://www.jscottcoatsworth.com). And hardly least, Joyfully Jay (https://joyfullyjay.com) has a post on the origins of Red Dot that you won’t see anywhere else, and Author Anthony Avina’s Blog (http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com) gave Red Dot a wonderful review, excerpted below. Please check them all out! There is a lot to see on these blogs, one and all.
This was such a beautifully constructed sci-fi world the author has crafted. The way they were able to bring about this post-dystopian world was so refreshing and unique, exploring a somewhat more hopeful future that sees environmental disasters conquered and technological wonders an everyday part of life. The emotional depth of a novel of this caliber that delves into the morality and heart of what an AI is or can be in life, and whether they can develop the same level of consciousness that humanity has, was absolutely outstanding and kept the reader both hopeful and teary throughout the read.
The character development of this narrative was stupendous. The LGBTQ representation that could be found throughout the entirety of this cast of characters was phenomenal to see and more relevant to the world we live in. This backstory for many of the characters, including protagonist Mardy himself, was perfect to mirror the themes and atmosphere that the AI conversation crafted naturally, making this such an exciting read.
Mind-blowing, thought-provoking, and emotionally investing, author Mike Karpa’s “Red Dot” is a must-read post-dystopian and sci-fi read! The fantastic character growth and rich and futuristic setting made this a captivating story, while the mix of romance and sci-fi morality themes made this one of those novels that readers won’t be able to put down. Be sure to grab your copy today!