The new world, called EVE, is run by women for women. The women, divided into many clans, breed for genetic power, making sure that only the strongest, smartest, and fastest are born to advance the human species. There is seldom any crime, and there is no conflict. If there were no more men in society, it would be ideal.
Males who are unfortunate enough to be born are, in fact, raised in domes and are injected with a chip that will kill them if they attempt to break free of the one-way glass enclosures in which they are imprisoned. For the chance to mate with the ladies, they must contend to show their worth. But, some women want to do away with that minor nuisance, therefore rendering men obsolete. And if they can’t even uphold their basic function, then what use is there for them at all?
The Female Breeders is a fantastic book with powerful characters. Horev has created some exceptional, clever, sympathetic, and morally dubious female characters. She has also written males with depth of empathy, humour, and heart. The dystopian society trope that “men are the enemy” is used here has a little more heart than others. The story does not only focus on one gender, in order to avoid falling victim to the many prejudices that are prevalent in the subgenre. It is both energising and a real page-turner.
Neen, a young genius, an early graduate, and a favourite of the High Councilwomen, starts her new assignment to assess a candidate’s psychological aptitude for the breeding programme, and she soon realises that not everything in EVE is as ideal as its leaders would have us believe.
She learns about the abuse that the men in Young Dome endure and is outraged by it. Yet when Neen’s best friend Ems unintentionally stumbles into a plot that is hiding in plain sight, she realises that action must be taken to avert the potential genocidal destruction of all men.
About The Book
In the near-future propaganda-driven dystopian society of EVE, women control the world. Young brilliant scientist, Neen Salvek of genetically enhanced Clan Triverser is assigned to screen imprisoned males of the Dome, to assess their mental and emotional fitness before breeding season.
Her task is crucial to protect the breeding women, and continue the development of their genetic enhancements. As she embarks on her mission she finds more than she bargained for – a system of brutal mutilation and slavery that condemns any male who doesn’t make the cut in the breeding competition to death.
This fate awaits Tem – a male from the super-strong, super-fast Clan Benglion – if he can’t stand his ground and fight in the competition. As Neen helps Tem overcome his childhood trauma, she unravels a deeper conspiracy that threatens the very existence of EVE. Now she must face a choice: to go against everything she believes or accept the dawn of a new world.
The Female Breeders
This is exactly what science fiction is supposed to be. Imaginative, a bit controversial, and thoroughly thought-provoking. The Female Breeders envisions a world of imperfect perfection, a future that could be seen as a paradise for some, but a nightmare for others. The story feels inspired by classics like Logan’s Run or Planet of the Apes, but it also has touches of Divergent and other modern dystopian fantasy. The book presents us with a world that, on the surface, looks like a gender-flipped Handmaid’s Tale. But not everything’s so black-and-white. The villains, while unquestionably wrong, think they’re working toward the greater good. And while the heroes have the right idea, their idea of a better world doesn’t solve all of society’s problems either.
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