We, the mankind, had pushed the self-destruct button a long time back and are currently in the final stages of the countdown, the end of which would mean the end of mankind, the end of this world, and perhaps, the end of the planet. This book is an attempt to show how mankind's blind lust for power and supremacy can lead to its end. It is also an interesting insight into the complications that can rise out of our over-dependence on technology and can accelerate our drive on the path to self-destruction.
The books plot revolves around the use of an ancient language in mankind's battle against its nemesis Alexander and also showcases how our science is regressive, not progressive. The protagonists manage to defeat Alexander but fail to stop him from launching nuclear missiles. And that is where the plot turns a new corner.
Annihilation : Almost