Identity

Identity

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by David George Howard
     
 

Identity is a science fiction psychological thriller, set in a future where years of progress have come at a cost. Decades of wars and struggle forced the need for a unique solution. Desperate, a system of governance was formed based on genetic predisposition. Leaders centered their rule of law and obedience on a strict quasi-religious interpretation of scientific

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Identity is a science fiction psychological thriller, set in a future where years of progress have come at a cost. Decades of wars and struggle forced the need for a unique solution. Desperate, a system of governance was formed based on genetic predisposition. Leaders centered their rule of law and obedience on a strict quasi-religious interpretation of scientific principles. The strife ends, technology advances at a staggering rate and the human race flourishes. Or does it? After years of dividing society along genetic lines, those born into privilege take what they have for granted. However, the lines of separation are not as clear as they wish them to be. One violent act exposes the fragility and dangers of dictated perceptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045301299
Publisher:
David George Howard
Publication date:
09/22/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
53,870
File size:
309 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

After years of working in the aerospace industry, my fascination with stories and people's lives led me to study writing. I have a deep respect for how well-crafted writing can both convey a message and hold the reader's interest. The stories I write encompass large themes by bringing them down to the personal level. The people in my stories struggle with the triumphs and failings over their position in life. They face decisions, chances and fates that force them into reactions and hard choices. Putting a story together, whether written, spoken or sung is not a random act; it requires attention to both content and presentation. My hope is that readers will read not only for entertainment, but also to learn and ask further questions.

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Identity 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly edited and constructed, this short novel was hard to finish. A novel dealing with social injustice and set in the future but not really engaging. Would not recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story, but the editing was wanting badly. The worst were all the missing words. Then plurals were used instead of singulars. The wrong homonyms were used. Often *your* brain (not the author's) could fill in the right stuff, but not always. This author and his publisher should be ashamed, as the editing was so amateurish that I stopped reading halfway through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok the good: This book has a good concept and story line. It's free. I did manage to finish it. The bad: it drags on far past where it should and despite that it has no real ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are a few editing errors but it didnt take a way from the story. Very intresting book and just fyi it isnt too far out sci fi if that isnt your type of thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was very slow. I read the first 75 pages or so, then skipped to the last 20 in order to finish the book. The last 20 pages had enough information in them that I figured out what happened in the 120 pages I skipped. A lot of unimportant details could have been cut out to make the story flow. The characters were missing a sort of spark, depth, that good characters have, that makes a reader want to follow them through the story line. I felt no connection and the story, as written, was not compelling. The concept of the genetics and segregation had great promise, just fell flat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story about the dangers inherent in closed minds and blind faith. Would really like a sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, this was not what I expected, but I was completely drawn in. A totally engaging and thought provoking story. I hope the author writes more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want more of this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. The characters were well thought out. The tension between the have and have-nots was riveting. As our technology evolves, the author has brought forth a view that is plausible in our own world. Our knowedge DNA has started the first steps on the road to where it is going to impact what we can and cannot do. After all if smokers can be denied a job, how far-fetched will it be to hire based on genetic inclinations to behavior deemed unacceptable? Then it would be a short road to deciding to segregate those who would be considered inferior. We do it in some way already based on money. The ending left me wanting more. I'd love to learn more of what happens with Charlie, and would like to see this society overcome the inertia they have created by stifling the larger portion of their own race. To show the ultimate indominability of the human spirit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. It makes you realize this is happening now to certain extent and could probably get as bad as it is in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. Surprised it was a free book. Well written.