[PDF] Brothers By Numbers By S J Garrett. We are the aliens! They are our future - the grays, the reptilians and the little men in flying saucers. We didn't actually evolve into these manifestations - we created them or more exactly we engineered them out of necessity.
The novel "Brothers By Numbers" is more than just a science fiction novel. It's also a novel of ideas. It's style harkens back to more traditional models of science fiction writing of the mid twentieth century and it's a real 'boys' story' concerning a young soldier, five hundred years into the future, who finds his humanity by learning to care for others and as a result his soldiering convictions appear to suffer. Told in a compelling first person voice - at first naïve and enthusiastic and then as the realities of wartime build, wiser and more mature as he discovers how fragile and more dear life becomes as one gains more experience.
All of this is set in a future society that is quite frankly only moderately more dystopian in comparison to that of today's. In the future, - we will know no more about the meaning of life than we do now. Our lives just as they are today will still be governed by fate and to a lesser degree by our personal relationships and not much else. But, - what of our planet and where and how might me we live?
Well, in the tradition of other great novels of ideas "Brothers By Numbers" will help us explore that - we need only our imagination and our will to dream.