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, New York : Dutton, Published by the Penguin Group, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451469441
9780525953180
0525953183
Branch Call Number: SF SUAREZ 2014
Characteristics: 393 pages ; 24 cm

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A science fiction techno-thriller. In the early Cold War the federal government established the Bureau of Technology Control to prevent new technologies from disrupting society. Over half a century the BTC has hoarded new discoveries along with the scientists responsible and moved so far ahead of... Read More »


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Ichijo
Dec 06, 2017

It wasn't terrible. The first two acts of the book were in fact quite amazing, loved the concept and the world the author built. The third act took a huge steaming dump on the first two.

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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