Black Hull (The Complete Novel)

Black Hull (The Complete Novel)

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by Joseph Turkot
     
 

Imagine a distant future where technology�s inexorable advance has halted for all but the richest .1% of humanity. Indigents who still have it fly spaceships that are hundreds of years old, and entreat the help of robots that are relics of the past.

The wealthy, having achieved immortality through science, and secured total power through purchase of all… See more details below

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Imagine a distant future where technology�s inexorable advance has halted for all but the richest .1% of humanity. Indigents who still have it fly spaceships that are hundreds of years old, and entreat the help of robots that are relics of the past.

The wealthy, having achieved immortality through science, and secured total power through purchase of all government seats, spread and consume the last resources of the cosmos. The unlucky majority pursue one goal: The generational commitment to buying a ticket into Utopia�the virtual reality program that simulates what in antiquity was known as heaven. Little do they question the mysterious origin and purpose of their gloried destination.

For those who can�t afford to upload their consciousnesses into Utopia, and leave their physical bodies forever behind, there are few options but to live the life of an outlaw.

Eight hundred years in the past, Mick Compton is ripped away through a wormhole into the dystopian future of the Messier 82 galaxy. In a place where the only thing that matters is getting into paradise, he wants only to get back home to his proper place and time, to his wife and family, so that he can right the wrongs of his past. But Sera, a battle-hardened smuggler with plans of her own for him, won�t make it so easy.

And a darker agenda is at play in M82�the terrorist known as The Force of Darkness has reached a terrifying conclusion: Humanity is a virus, whose chance at equilibrium with its environment long ago failed. The only solution is complete extermination of mankind. After decades of surreptitious construction, FOD is nearly ready to detonate a quantum black hole with the power to consume the entire spread of the human race.

Will Mick succumb to the draw of Utopia and forsake his desire to return to a real family? Will FOD pull off the ultimate terrorist act and destroy humanity once and for all? Find out in Black Hull.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - CB Smith
Tossed into a non-descriptive domain with insufficient data is enough to send most in search of GPS. But to Mick, a FRINGE operative, this is SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). What follows this abrupt and explosive beginning are enough nuggets of plausibility to send a hound dog in multiple directions simultaneously. On a New York City bus one hears a cacophony of voices speaking and trilling rapid-fire tonalities in multifarious languages.
Amazon - Scifi Fanatic
Mr. Turkot takes a turn into science fiction after his successful Darkin fantasy series. In this book you'll find Turkot's crisp and descriptive writing style, without the heavy-handedness so common of other works in this genre. While this book is the first in a series, I found myself satisfied upon the conclusion of the book, with just enough loose ends to build anticipation for the next episode. As a long-time lover of classic science fiction series by the likes of Isaac Asimov, I am very glad

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148654544
Publisher:
Joseph Turkot
Publication date:
08/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
371,129
File size:
1 MB

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