Embedded

Embedded

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by Dan Abnett
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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... 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857660923
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
04/07/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
145,708
File size:
373 KB

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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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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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Embedded 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
williewonder More than 1 year ago
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!
Dajo95 More than 1 year ago
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.
duncanmakk More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Chukar89 4 months ago
This review is for the nook version. There is no problem with the formatting or glaring spelling problems in the file, so that is a plus. If you like thriller sci-fi's with a bit of mystery, this is the book for you. Embedded has an interesting concept and the world Abnett has created feels believable. The book flows well and it's not too long either, so that's a big plus. However, I do feel it drags a bit towards the middle, and some characters are introduced only to be forgotten or made less important later. I had trouble recalling some character's names or keeping them straight beyond the main character. Regardless, I enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this author, and was looking forward to this book when I found it. However, I was a little disappointed. It read fast, and ther is a lot of well written action. There is a lot of build up, but then it kind of just plateaus. Then, it just kind of ends. I don't know what I was expecting, but that was not it. Overall it was a decent read, bu by far not the best work by this author.
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A very unexpected and original pov. I'll read more of mr. Abnet for sure. Outstanding in its realism of groundpounders.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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CharlieHeidal More than 1 year ago
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.
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