Hyperthought [NOOK Book]

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Hyperthought recounts the adventures of a young man who trusts an unscrupulous doctor to enhance his brain function, and of a young woman who tries to save him.

The year is 2125, and the Earth has undergone drastic climate change due to global warming. People crowd in sealed underground habitats to avoid the stormy, toxic surface. Feisty little Jolie Sauvage leads extreme ...
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Overview


Hyperthought recounts the adventures of a young man who trusts an unscrupulous doctor to enhance his brain function, and of a young woman who tries to save him.

The year is 2125, and the Earth has undergone drastic climate change due to global warming. People crowd in sealed underground habitats to avoid the stormy, toxic surface. Feisty little Jolie Sauvage leads extreme surface adventure tours for rich executives.

Jolie's friend, Dr. Judith Merida, is peddling a new cosmetic neurosurgery, which she claims will wake the brain's latent, unconscious senses.

Jolie makes a disasterous mistake when she introduces Dr. Merida to one of her wealthy tour group clients, Jin Sura, an arrogant but troubled young man with a terrible desire for knowledge. 
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Allen Steele
One of the best debut novels I've read in a long time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497618084
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 880,966
  • File size: 829 KB

Meet the Author


Buckner graduated with English Honors from Memphis State University, studied writing at Harvard University, then earned her Master’s degree in Creative Writing at Boston University. She has traveled through Europe, New Zealand, Japan and North America, lived in California, Alaska, Maine and Massachusetts, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

As marketing vice president for a nationwide financial firm, her commercial writing earned numerous professional awards, including two Diamond Addies. She is currently a freelance writer, environmental activist, and whitewater kayaker. Other publishing credits include short stories, creative nonfiction, magazine features, and content for many Web sites. She authored a major research report for the World Wildlife Fund.

“M.M. Buckner is the first clear-cut new star of twenty-first century SF,” writes Hugo-winning author Robert J. Sawyer. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    Hyperthought

    This is a good read ¿ hard-edged, funny, scary and philosophical, all wrapped up together. The human brain is like an unmapped territory; large sections have yet to be explored and understood. Buckner raises provocative questions about memory and perception ¿ while leading the reader for a thrilling chase across a dark future landscape. The characters are people I feel like I know. I definitely recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2003

    Excellent book!

    Earth in 2125 has changed, but human needs and emotions stay the same. Jolie Blanche Sauvage makes a living taking wealthy Com managers on trips to the earth¿s unhealthy surface. But little does she know what she¿s in for when she meets Jin, perhaps the most spoiled member of the ruling Com class. Jin craves knowledge, and because she has introduced him to the scientist who alters his brain and puts his life at risk, Jolie is compelled to take the most dangerous trip of her life. The characters are compelling, and the action tense. I loved this book, and so did my husband. It¿s a fast thrilling read, and I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    cutting edge science fiction

    In the year 2125 most of the Earth is uninhabitable except at the North and South Poles. Most of the human race lives in domed cities, underground, or under the sea. The land is buffeted by waves of heat, hurricane force winds, and radioactive air. The Coms rule the Northern areas while the masses are indentured servants. The South Pole area is the last bastion of human freedom. Jolie runs a tour service to the top of the planet and though she is a worker her clients are wealthy Coms. On one of her trips she meets Jin, the son of a Com, who is aware that the workers in the north are treated horribly. He volunteers for brain surgery in the hopes of finding a way to defeat his father but when Jolie thinks he¿s in danger she crosses the world and puts her own life in jeopardy to save him. She also becomes the rallying point for the insurrection of the masses against the Com. M.M. Buckner paints a picture bleaker than Zager and Evans of the earth in the not too distant future unless we clean up our environmental act. The heroine is a revolutionary in the purest sense of the term and the courage of her convictions may prove strong enough to change the geo-political structure of Earth. HYPERTHOUGHT is a cutting edge science fiction that will appeal to fans of plenty of action. Harriet Klausner

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