Sylvain Neuvel has taught linguistics in India and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator, though he wishes he were an astronaut. His girlfriend would have him believe that he has too many toys, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course). His debut, Sleeping Giants, was described by NPR as “one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory.”
The Freedom Not to Choose: Sylvain Neuvel’s “The Test”
What Sylvain Neuvel's "The Test" makes plain is that there’s nothing inherently liberating about choice....