Human. 4

Human. 4

Book - 2011
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Twenty-first century fourteen-year-old Kyle was hypnotized when humanity was upgraded to 1.0 and he, incompatible with the new technology, exposes its terrifying impact in a tape-recording found by the superhumans of the future.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2011
ISBN: 9781606840993
1606840991
Branch Call Number: y LANCASTER 2011
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Human point four
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Bakergirl_13
Feb 23, 2017

This turned out way more differently then I ever imagined. It was amazing though! A thriller almost to the point of scary; imaginable almost to the point of scientific. I wouldn't be completely surprised if this ever happened in the future to the world, the way we're going.

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me_lock_u
Jun 15, 2016

Imagine if falling asleep left you lost in the world. In the novel Human.4, Mike A. Lancaster explores a story of four people who become hypnotized and find that when they wake up their whole world has been changed in an extreme way. In order to portray the otherworldly experiences of the characters, Lancaster tells the story first-hand through the transcribed voice tapes recorded by the main character, Kyle Straker. While the focus and plot of the story is incredible and brings an original idea which many people would not have been able to come up with, the vocabulary and writing used when telling the story is not as up to par. Overall, however, the novel was an interesting and thought provoking piece of sci-fi literature.

bkilfoy Mar 28, 2013

Lancaster's novel is a brilliant piece of sci-fi for a YA audience. The audiotapes that Kyle has recorded are being mediated by an editor "Mike A. Lancaster," whom we deduce is writing his introductions and notes at some point in the future. The tale is creepy, fascinating, and there are hints of humour that slip through occasionally. At first the novel feels like a sci-fi tale we've all seen before, but Lancaster turns it on its head and creates a fascinating strange new world that is intriguing and also mildly horrifying. A wonderful bit of sci-fi that will have you looking closer at the things you think you see out of the corner of your eye.

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TikkaDubey
Aug 07, 2012

I thought this was a really strange idea for a book, but I found it to be interesting! I love ideas that nobody's done before and it's hard to come across something like that nowadays. I thought that this chilling novel was a pretty good read, though hard to understand sometimes.

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Arya1031
Nov 03, 2011

Is this the same book as 0.4 ?

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roze_reads
Sep 11, 2011

this book was not at all what i suspected. it was really wierd, but he author did a good job of making you feel how different and serreal the world had become. It was an interesting idea for a novel.

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Feb 23, 2017

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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