Influx

Influx

eBook - 2014
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The New York Times bestselling author of Daemon and "heir to Michael Crichton" (Publishers Weekly) imagines a world in which decades of technological advancements have been suppressed—and are about to be unleashed— in a massive upheaval that could destroy the planet. Is Facebook really humankind's most significant technological advance since the moon landing? Or can something more sinister explain the lack of major breakthroughs over the last forty years? Particle physicist John Grady is ecstatic when his team finally achieves what it's been working toward for years: technology that makes antigravity possible. It is Nobel Prize–caliber work, the crowning achievement of a career. He expects celebration. Instead, his lab is locked down by a secret government group. According to the Bureau of Technology Control, his discovery imperils the very existence of the human race. Naturally, Grady asks why....
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9780698148536
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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