Embedded [NOOK Book]

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HE'D DO ANYTHING TO GET A STORY. When journalist Lex Falk gets himself chipped into the brain of a combat soldier, he thinks he has the ultimate scoop - a report from the forbidden front line of a distant planetary war, live to the living rooms of Earth. When the soldier is killed, however, Lex has to take over the body and somehow get himself back to safety once more... ...
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Overview

HE'D DO ANYTHING TO GET A STORY. When journalist Lex Falk gets himself chipped into the brain of a combat soldier, he thinks he has the ultimate scoop - a report from the forbidden front line of a distant planetary war, live to the living rooms of Earth. When the soldier is killed, however, Lex has to take over the body and somehow get himself back to safety once more... broadcasting all the way.

Heart-stopping combat science fiction from the million-selling Warhammer 40,000 author.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Future Warefare | Chipped-In | Anything For a Story | Get Out Alive! ]


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Abnett takes an ingenious idea and produces a nail-biting tale that has serious things to say about war and the news media." - Eric Brown, The Guardian

"Dan Abnett makes war so real you want to duck." - SciFi.com

"The cinematic scope and dizzying vision we're shown puts most recent SF movie epics into deep shade." - SF Site

"Abnett delivers the kind of pulsating military sci-fi that we all know he can" - Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857660923
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 20,924
  • File size: 365 KB

Meet the Author

Dan made his name in the tie-in SF and Fantasy fiction field, selling more than 1.2 million copies in English language of his Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 novels for Games Workshop's Black Library imprint. They've also been translated into ten other languages. He's also recently made the UK fiction charts with original Torchwood and Doctor Who novels. His comicbook scripts, for major publishers such as Marvel, DC Comics and the UK's 2000AD, have attracted critical plaudits and strong sales on both sides of the Atlantic.


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"Abnett's writing is fluid, engaging, and smart, connecting pieces together seamlessly..." -www.sfsignal.com

"At it's heart Embedded is a gritty military science fiction story, it's also one of the best books you will read this year, I loved every second of it." - SF Book Reviews

"Embedded has character, personality, action, combat, mysteries and a love interest. It fulfills my high expectations and makes me hungry for more." -www.cybermage.se

"Embedded is gripping and near-impossible to put down, and you will find yourself compelled to keep reading." -www.civilian-reader.blogspot.com

"This is a very good book with a very dark underbelly." - Gill Polack

"I devoured [the book] in a couple of days and my only complaint was that there wasn’t more of it!" -www.myfavouritebooks.blogspot.com


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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Recommended Sci Fi reading

    I've recently started reading again. Something I probably should have done long ago. I actually really enjoyed this book. It wasn't your typical Hero from planet Zog fiction junk. It was a well thought out original plot with just enough hard hitting action. It's obvious Abnett is more of a battle sequence writer but again, he does a great job seamlessly moving the original plot forward and explaining things that simply should not be explained as well as he does them. Don't want to spoil it though. Short but entertaining. Enjoy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    Fast reading story that has a good twist

    I have recently bought a NOOK and would like to see as many titles as possible converted to the NOOK format. This is a great story and has an interesting twist at the end that will leave you wanting to search for the next book in the series. Is there a next book? I hope so!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Standard Abnett Novel: Solid, Not Amazing

    This is a pretty typical novel for Abnett: An action oriented, mil sci-fi genre novel, good read but not a lot of weight to it. It's fast to read and entertaining, but ultimately somewhat shallow. It hits on a couple big issues---e.g., post-global corporate states, tele-mind control, and the relationship between media and government, particularly in war. But it doesn't dig into any of them, or even really hint at some of the complexities lurking there. Further, it employs very much a 1980s conception of war, boosted by just a little high tech but in meaningless ways. Drones, genetics, many of these things are more than just minor tactics adjustments, but they're not present and the contradiction of a very high tech society but comparatively low tech military is unexplained and somewhat glaring. All in all, a good light read for fans of the genre, otherwise not overly compelling.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Just OK

    The idea of the book was good, but I found it hard to get into and slow reading. The ending left a lot to be desired.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    Good story, glad its not real

    As a Former military guy, I'm very glad that higher command can only see through cameras and hear through speakers on my kit. Having someone in the back of my skull looking out my eyes and hearing with my ears would pretty much weird me out. Dan Abnett writes great military science fiction and this is no different. Recommended read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    Short Read Hell of a Ride

    I wish there was more to this story line. It's a Hellofa ride that has action, comedy, and the ending is wrapped up nicely. Highly recommend this read if you're looking for a quick, fun jaunt into the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Interesting idea

    Not my favorite book but it wasn't a waste of time, I suspect I just wasn't in the right mood for this one. Dan Abnett is a huge favorite of many other readers. I enjoy military sci fi a lot but this is the second Abnett book I wasn't overjoyed with. At least I finished this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    First time reading Abnett. Good solid book with some amazing bat

    First time reading Abnett. Good solid book with some amazing battle scenes, and an interesting twist to the story. Will have to read another book by Abnett.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Another Great Abnett Read

    I am a fan of Dan Abnett's writing, and he delivers again with "Embedded." Fast paced, military sci-fi that makes ithard to put the book down. Highly recommended!

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Stunning book

    This is one of Abnett's best novels ourside of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Awesome!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    Interesting

    A great story line but not very well written. The story speeds up and then slows down due to too much detail.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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