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Halfkinds: Survival and Superiority (Volume 1 - Contact)
     

Halfkinds: Survival and Superiority (Volume 1 - Contact)

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by Andrew Vu
 

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In the twenty fourth century, a scientific experiment gave a few species the gift of intelligence, and after much struggle, they've carved out a place in society. By the thirtieth century, humans find themselves co-existing, negotiating, and residing on Earth with these animals as equals.

Maya Lawton is a lonely prostitute living in this world. She gives

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In the twenty fourth century, a scientific experiment gave a few species the gift of intelligence, and after much struggle, they've carved out a place in society. By the thirtieth century, humans find themselves co-existing, negotiating, and residing on Earth with these animals as equals.

Maya Lawton is a lonely prostitute living in this world. She gives birth to the first halfkinds, creatures who are half animal-kind, and half mankind. Since interspecies breeding is illegal, she is forced into seclusion and raises them alone. Then one day, without warning, she dies, and her death leads to their discovery. Abandoned and lost, this family of halfkinds plan to escape to a terraformed moon. But the law is after them. The order is to kill, sent by the highest authority, the United Species Alliance.

The Halfkinds series is a science fiction saga filled with complex characters. It's set in a unique future where creatures are fighting for their own place in a once human dominated society. Through the point of views of several characters, you will see events unfold and think about what it truly means to have intelligence.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044311145
Publisher:
Andrew Vu
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Series:
Halfkinds
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
781,458
File size:
300 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Vu is a writer currently living in Oakland, CA. He attended UC Berkeley and has been writing since he was a teenager. His novels are fast paced, character driven stories sure to keep you engaged and on the edge of your seat. Email: avwrite@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/AndrewNVu Blog: avwrite.blogspot.com

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Halfkinds: Survival and Superiority (Volume 1 - Contact) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really got into this book. The characters are fleshed out well, as you get to read each chapter from a different POV. It's an original and imaginative format that I haven't seen in many books. At times it can get confusing, but a careful reader will find it easy to go through. The setting is also really creative. The animal/human concept threw me off at first, but I realize this is science fiction, and the author did enough explanation to make things somewhat plausible. I'd say the writing is thoughtful. The plot is the best thing going for this book. Action is written well and, after a slow start, chapters flew by really quickly. The inner thoughts of the characters was also really well done. I'm definitely going to check out the next book.
Valshemi More than 1 year ago
I'm more of a paranormal fan, and thought I would give this book a try even though I heard it was more Scifi.   I wasn't disappointed.   Plenty of POV between characters..right up to their final ending.  It was very dramatic.. cold..calculating.   This book is about cross species that someone was trying to have integrated into population.. yet its an abomination and against the law dealt with by death.    A group is formed to hunt a family down after the mother was found dead by a local cop.  There was plenty of surprises.. in the plots of this book and I admit the style is different than what I'm used to but I followed right along.  I found the twins to be my favorite.. and was VERY surprised at the ending.   I may just have to read the sequel.   Good Job Mr. Vu.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I initially found much of the book's premises unbelievable, but perhaps no more so than The Island of Doctor Moreau. The characters, on the other hand, are spot on and well-rounded, at least the ones who were given a voice in their own perspective chapters. I wish I could have gotten to know Candy, but I guess it would have meant an even longer novel. It's a very long read, but it was worth it to me because I came to care about the family members and Fenrir.
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Good start to a good series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good mix of sci fi and action. Interesting plot, characters, lots of twists and turns. Currently reading the second one, can't wait to see how this turns out!
shekinah_annora More than 1 year ago
I liked the plot of the story but I just couldn't get into it. The futuristic story has a lot going for it. Humans having experimented on animals to the point where animals are able to have the ability to communicate with humans and have the intelligence to rival that of humans. They have species councils with their own governing systems. In this book, having sex outside of your species is against the law. The story is about a family of mixed species, half human, half animal, who's mother has died. They have been warned all of their lives about the world outside being dangerous for them because of their uniqueness. The book follows them as they attempt to find a place that will be safe for them.
Caitrianna More than 1 year ago
I am still reading it every chance I get. I have trouble putting it down. When I do finally put it down I have trouble picking it up because of time constraints, but when I do, I haven't forgotten a thing it is so easy to get back in to. You really must read it!
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