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The Babel Apocalypse

by Vyvyan Evans

The Babel Apocalypse - Vyvyan Evans
Part of the Songs of the Sage series:
  • The Babel Apocalypse
Editions:Paperback: $ 14.99
ISBN: 978-1-7399962-2-2
Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in
Pages: 420

Language is no longer learned, it is streamed to neural implants regulated by lang-laws. Those who cannot afford monthly Language Streaming services are feral, living at the fringes of society. Big tech corporations control language, the world’s most valuable commodity. But when a massive cyberattack causes a global language outage, catastrophe looms.

Europol detective Emyr Morgan is assigned to the case. Suspect number one is Professor Ebba Black, the last native speaker of language in the automated world, and leader of the Babel cyberterrorist organization. But Emyr soon learns that in a world of corporate power, where they who control language control everything, all is not as it seems. After all, if the mysterious Ebba Black is to blame, why is the Russian Federation being framed for an outage it claims to have no responsibility for? And why is Ebba now targeted for assassination?

As he and Ebba collide, each with their divergent agendas and value systems, Emyr faces an existential dilemma between loyalty and betrayal, when everything he once believed in is called into question. To prevent the imminent collapse of civilization, and a deadly war between the great federations, he must figure out friend from foe, as his life may very well depend on it. And with the odds stacked against him, he must find a way to stop the Babel Apocalypse.

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About the Author

Vyvyan Evans is a native of the ancient Roman cathedral city of Chester, in England. He holds a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and has lived and worked extensively in Asia, Europe, and North America.

He has written numerous books of fiction and non-fiction. His award-winning writing focuses, in one way or another, on the nature of language and mind, the impact of technology on language, and the future of communication. His popular science writing has been featured in numerous venues, ranging from 'The Guardian' to 'Psychology Today', from 'The New York Post' to 'New Scientist'.

His science fiction work explores the status of language and digital communication technology as potential weapons of mass destruction. For further details of his science fiction writing, visit the Songs of the Sage series websit