- Tapa blanda: 544 páginas
- Editor: 47North (1 de junio de 2015)
- Colección: Phoenix Horizon
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1477828494
- ISBN-13: 978-1477828496
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(R) evolution (Phoenix Horizon) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 jun 2015
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Philip K. Dick Award Finalist
Scientist Peter Bernhardt has dedicated his life to nanotechnology, the science of manipulating matter on the atomic scale. As the founder of Biogineers, he is on the cusp of revolutionizing brain therapies with microscopic nanorobots that will make certain degenerative diseases become a thing of the past. But after his research is stolen by an unknown enemy, seventy thousand people die in Las Vegas in one abominable moment. No one is more horrified than Peter, as this catastrophe sets in motion events that will forever change not only his life but also the course of human evolution.
Peter’s company is torn from his grasp as the public clamors for his blood. Desperate, he turns to an old friend, who introduces him to the Phoenix Club, a cabal of the most powerful people in the world. To make himself more valuable to his new colleagues, Peter infuses his brain with experimental technology, exponentially upgrading his mental prowess and transforming him irrevocably.
As he’s exposed to unimaginable wealth and influence, Peter’s sense of reality begins to unravel. Do the club members want to help him, or do they just want to claim his technology? What will they do to him once they have their prize? And while he’s already evolved beyond mere humanity, is he advanced enough to take on such formidable enemies and win?
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PJ Manney writes the same way she lives—with an abiding passion for exploring new, exhilarating, and utterly unique experiences. A devotedly positive futurist, she was on the board of directors of Humanity+, an international nonprofit organization that advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capabilities. PJ has also been active in communications, public relations, and film production. To date, she has written numerous scripts for television pilots, as well as worked on shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. She has lived as far afield as New York and New Zealand, and loves delving into the cultural landscape of wherever she finds herself. Whenever she’s not working on her novels, she continues to expound on her perspective of a technology-driven posthumanity while encouraging hopeful visions of the future. She lives with her husband of twenty-five years and their two children.
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Taking place in the not too distant future, the "science fiction" is the advancement in technology, particularly nano technology. The advancement accelerates as the book goes on and the last 10 or 15% is a little more traditional sci fi- but with more philosophical speeches :) The book does include some foul language, violence and one graphic sex scene but I think you will find the first two in any modern thriller
In the first few chapters I was put off by awkward dialogue, descriptions and silly character behavior but then it picked up speed and seemed interesting. And then it glossed over major events and time with a few sentences but included protracted descriptions and monologues. And then it got interesting again. That unevenness continued throughout the book. In addition,the main character was unlikeable. At one point he is described as a "Dudley Doright". Uh, no. He starts out ethically weak, erratic, self centered and, for a genius, not too bright. That never really changes.
This is shown as "Book One" and based on the ending I would expect a future book to be hard core near future sci fi. Clearly this is intended to be a set up for that book/series. But just about every theme in this book has been done before from the rich guy secret society to ...others I won't include to prevent spoilers. So I don't think that I'll pursue another in the series.
Pretty much just a sometimes OK book that could have been edited down by a third.
The scene starts off as essentially rape as it starts with Tom and Talia bumping into each other and she tells him to stay away from her (going so far as to point a meat cleaver at his chest to drive home the point that she was serious), but he was aroused so he pushes himself onto her and she mostly just stands there as he gets going. (But it is somehow supposed to be romantic?) If the rapey feel of this weren't bad enough the descriptions come off sounding like they were written by someone with no first hand sexual experience and instead is basing the scene off of the worst, cheapest, most poorly made porno you could possibly imagine. I mean come on, Tom even tried to 'tease' her by putting a knife down her skirt. This scene was in complete contrast to the entire rest of the book to the point it seems to have been written by someone else (someone who doesn't know what they are doing I might add). The scene could have been completely omitted and the book would have only benefited from it.