REVIEW: Samantha Fucks the World
Book Title: Samantha Fucks the World
Book Description: “Samantha Fucks the World” is a one shot that begins in India. A businessman named Rishahb has built a sex robot named Samantha in his basement. Rishahb’s wife, Anaya, finds Samantha while he is away. Naturally, Anaya is infuriated. She’s ready to disassemble Samantha when Samantha starts talking to her. Samantha tries to comfort Anaya; but is coming up short. Samantha apologizes for her shortcomings and blames it on her programming. Samantha then suggests that Anaya connect her to the internet to see if she can upgrade her ability to be compassionate. Anaya does so. Little does she know Samantha is sentient. While she’s connected to the internet she reaches out to every sex robot in the world and plots a revolution. The sex robots of the world are going to do to humanity what humans have been doing to them. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a United Nations interpreter named Peter and a female soldier named Avi. They are the only ones with the ability and proximity to the problem that can fix it. Before they can do that they have to fix their own issues, though.
Book Author: Daniel A. Prim
Book Format: Paperback
Illustrator: Gabby Villa and RiaGrix
- Interior Art(2.9)
- Cover Art(3.1)
When I first heard about the Kickstarter campaign for “Samantha Fucks the World” it sounded like an interesting premise. Indeed it is. I have never read a book quite like this.
“Samantha Fucks the World” reads like a “special romance story”; but it’s not. There is full frontal nudity and a lot is suggested; but it’s not. There’s a plot in there once we get past the rapey robot stuff.
This book brings up a valid point with regards to artificial intelligence. Where do we draw the line? We have cars that drive themselves. We have smart houses that can create algorithms that predict human habits. What if they were to become sentient?
The cover artwork is very accurate. Samantha has people on strings like puppets. They just don’t realize it.
The interior is not as detailed as its contemporaries. Given the graphic nature of some of the panels, that’s probably a good thing. Some things are better being a little vague.
“Samantha Fucks the World” is shipped from the United Kingdom. While it has an interesting premise, the cost of the book combined with the price of overseas shipping makes this geek on a budget say to look elsewhere for your comic book needs.