America, Inc. by A.E. Weber Wolstein

America, Inc. by A.E. Weber Wolstein
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (334 Pages)
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Cyclamen

Step inside a world where reality isn’t real.

In the future, the entire world has been united under one empire: America. Ivan Luciano is the most powerful man in that empire, and he wields that power with an iron fist. But he wants more, and it was easy enough to convince his girlfriend, Lucy, to help.

A brilliant engineer, Lucy, has brought life to robots. They’re even passing as humans. One of them is now going to run for President of the United States. And, if Ivan has his way, he’ll win. And with a robot as the Commander-in-Chief, Ivan will have ultimate control.

After falling in love with a rebel and discovering some startling news about Ivan, Lucy leads a clan of revolutionaries, which she recruits from around the world, to combat her ex’s greed and stop him once and for all.

With her knowledge of the robots, she can save the world…if Ivan doesn’t win first.

Lucy Jefferson is a brilliant scientist who is very lacking in social skills. As a result she throws herself into her work to the exclusion of nearly everything else. When she was young she’d dreamed of saving the world, but then she met Ivan Luciano who convinced her that robotics would bring peace. Lucy is mesmerized by Ivan and she does develop incredible robots, robots which can pass as human. Ivan is in total control of the entire world, which has been taken over by America. But when Lucy starts to see the reality beneath Ivan’s world, she pulls away.

It took me awhile to warm up to Lucy. She figures things out, but then the minute she sees Ivan again, she lets her body dictate her actions, even when she wants to do otherwise. But when she discovers a truth that she can’t stomach, she flees, stealing Ivan’s ultimate robot. However, Ivan, anticipating this, just plays with her as if she were a toy.

Lucy travels around the world and there are lengthy detailed descriptions of this harsh dystopian world. I would have liked more action, more plot to this novel. However there is no denying that the picture painted in this novel of an all too possible future is both powerful and devastatingly bleak.

Lucy meets some interesting people along the way and she also runs into a lot of opposition. It seems that most people are happy to shop at IvanMart, the only choice they have. As Ivan explained to Lucy, “This way, we can ensure all products are made ethically and that every American can enjoy a decent standard of living. We had to figure out a way to keep products cheap, so that people can buy more stuff, so that they can be happy.”

I recommend America, Inc. to readers who enjoy very dark dystopian science fiction.


  1. Excellent book. I normally do not read books, however, I had a hard time putting this book down!

Speak Your Mind