This novel chronicles part I in a science-fictional series spanning 5 decades. This begins in 2001 and fast-forwards to the future in the mid-2020s, when the world experiences a new age of communication with a unifying event connecting everyone and everywhere on Earth. Secrecy is finally disposed of and the world is a safer place.
Then ushers in the main characters, Eli Novak and Warren Novatec, who grow up as childhood classmates and intellectual prodigies. They attend the same schools in a continued friendship and mutual interests in each other's work. Eli invents a revolutionary A.I. device called QEPU, which implants into our brains. This device promises to give everyone ultra-human abilities. This is concealed from society as Eli is concerned about how this would change the world if released. Warren alters it as a modified A.I. device contained within a serum to use to his advantage.
In reward for his released serum, Warren inherits boundless influence, and is deemed the savior of humankind. However, time reveals a toxic element in the miracle technology. Eli and his visionary girlfriend, Ambrosine, organize a secret plan to fix what has been done. But are they already too late? If so, our species will never regain its freedom. . .
About the Author
James is from a small town in Massachusetts, USA. As a happily married father of five great kids, and community activist, he stands an avid World Citizen seeking a better future for the next generation. In his off-time, he enjoys traveling with family to explore natural parks, inspired by his love for nature and animals.
His research on artificial intelligence brain-interface technology stems from his work as a student at WSU, earning a Bachelor's of Science in Natural Science with a focus on Energy Studies, in the 2000’s.
He achieved Eagle Scout rank, and still adheres to the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared.” Dedication to the renewable energy and sustainability spaces, over the last twenty years, informs his fictional dramatizations of the future of human survival amidst the tension between nature and technology.
Follow his work, and read about the sequel to Age Of Eli at https://www.ageofeli.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am accustomed to reading Non-fiction Science over Science Fiction, but this story surpassed my expectations. The story is more realistic those of a vast majority of what is written about futuristic worlds and is hard to put down. The main characters Eli and Warren could be like anyone's gifted intellectual kids in the UK, US, or Canada as they are given the many of the tools to design their own prodigious future. What distinguishes Eli and Warren from others in this near future world, is their relationship with each other growing up so close in constant competition. A fascinating twist of plots within the story with surprises around each corner. Each chapter ends with a wonder of how will the characters adapt to the new development or challenge. As a critical science mind, the only piece of criticism is I would’ve like to know more the alien spacecraft's that the space agency encounters in Chapter 1 as this was vague. Then again that may be the author's intention as this is part of a trilogy. Lastly, as a careful study in Artificial Intelligence development, the inventions in the novel predicted by 2030's and 2040's may actually come to exist and are eerily on target to a few just released Scientific Journal's estimates. It is very credible these young persons in the novel endowed with the expert computer knowledge will make this future probable. I recommend this read to anyone who is a seeking a glimpse of future possibilities and enjoys science to the core!
This is a very different yet an inspiring book. It is written similar to a screen play as the story begins with action. Then halfway through Part 1, returns to relative normalcy. Then the story-line builds like a crescendo in Parts 2 and 3 to a climatic finish. Most similar to Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. My caution is; this is advanced level reading for the YA Genre. However if you are an avid reader like me, then nothing too overwhelming. Very clever and original. I must advise you all to read it!