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SONGs of the sage


 They who control language control everything.

A science fiction book series set in a dystopian future where language is no longer learned, but streamed to neural implants, subject to lang-laws. 

The Babel Apocalypse, Songs of the Sage #1, by Vyvyan Evans

Book 1

Published May 2nd 2023

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"They who control language control everything." A genre-blending, dystopian sci-fi mystery-thriller that will make you think about language in a whole new way.


Language is no longer learned, but streamed to neural implants regulated by lang-laws. Those who can't afford language streaming services are feral, living on 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. His prime suspect 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 those who control language control everything, all is not as it seems. 

As he and Ebba collide, 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 global war between the great federations, he must figure out friend from foe—his life depends on it.


And with the odds stacked against him, he must find a way to stop the Babel Apocalypse.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7399962-2-2
eBook (ePub) ISBN: 978-1-7399962-3-9

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Book 2

Forthcoming May 7th 2024

 “The Mind Chant of the Sage is a means of coercive control, an addiction.” A genre-blending, dystopian sci-fi mystery-thriller that will make you think about communication in a whole new way.


Five years after the Great Language Outage, lang-laws have been repealed, but world affairs have only gotten worse. The new automation agenda has resulted in a social caste system based on IQ. Manual employment is a thing of the past, and the lowest soc-ed class, the Unskills are forced into permanent unemployment.


In a world on the brink of civil war, a deadly new insomnia pandemic threatens to kill billions. Lilith King, Interpol’s most celebrated detective, is assigned to the case.


Together with Dr. Kace Westwood, a sleep specialist genius and a freak like her, Lilith must figure out who or what is behind this new threat. Could the pandemic be the result of the upskilling vagus chips being offered to the lowest soc-ed class? Or are language chips being hacked? And what of the viral conspiracy theories by the mysterious Dark Court, sweeping the globe? Lilith must work every possible angle, and quickly: she is running out of time!

While attempting to stop a vast conspiracy on an intergalactic scale, Lilith also faces shocking revelations about her origin, while coming to terms with her destiny.

Paperback ISBN:  978-1-7399962-4-6
eBook (ePub) ISBN: 978-1-7399962-5-3

Future books in the Songs of the Sage series

Book 3: The Destiny of the Lost

Book 4: The Time Seers of Kairos

Book 5: The Doomsday Covenant

Book 6: The Tower of Songs

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