Influx

Influx

Book - 2014
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A tale set in a world in which technological advances have been suppressed finds particle physicist Jon Grady helping to innovate a device capable of reflecting gravity only to be targeted by a shadowy organization from the future.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, Penguin Group, USA, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780525953180
0525953183
Branch Call Number: Fiction Sua
Characteristics: 393 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm

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Mr_Cliff Jan 23, 2017

I loved the whole concept of this book. I mean, why don't we have flying cars yet! And I don't know if you've seen "hoverboards" these days, but they have wheels! You may think cures for terrible diseases, unlimited cheap energy, and yes, even anti-gravity suits are beyond us. It's all a lie! We could have all these things if a top-secret agency even the government has forgotten about hadn't decided they would be too disruptive to society. This was a fun, quick read, and without giving too much away, I'll just say, don't mess with the Geniuses!

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StarGladiator
Jul 14, 2014

[From the book: It is the nature of consciousness to resist domination.] At least 10 stars for rating [maybe 15 to 20?]. If you enjoyed Suarez's previous books, Daemon and Freedom, you'll love this! [Kill Decision, while good writing, was just too status quo-y for me.] Pure science fiction, but if you read Robert O'Harrow's book, No Place to Hide [2003] and Glenn Greenwald's book of the same title, No Place to Hide [2014], then maybe it isn't really pure science fiction after all, but a seriously topical SF novel? Publishers Weekly compares Suarez to Michael Crichton, which is quite insulting to Daniel Suarez, as Crichton was never this good!

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