Dispassionate Lies

Dispassionate Lies

by Eileen Schuh

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BN ID: 2940149445547
Publisher: WolfSinger Publications
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 208 KB

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Dispassionate Lies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
OldNerd More than 1 year ago
Dispassionate Lies is a SciFi book by Eileen Schuh that tells of a world that could easily be our future instead of just science fiction.  The main character, Ladesque, is a computer programmer given the impossible task of fixing the internet after hackers destroy it.  Most of the world has been in a long recession and everyone needs a big win to get back the quality of life they had before.  Meanwhile, Ladesque is asked to join the FBI and become a part of a secret project to create a quantum computer that could provide amazing improvements in just about everything.  However, before she does she needs to understand how her parents died and why after living her life as a eunich at 35 years old she suddenly has strong sexual urges that she never had before.  What happened in her past and is there a hidden conspiracy? Disspassionate Lies focuses on the relationship between three people, Ladesque, and two very different men.  One is Paul, an attractive FBI agent, who wants her to take a new job working on a quantum computer.  The other is a computer geek that she worked with who is a friend that seems to want more of a relationship with her.  Do either of the men have what is in the best interest of Ladesque or are they just trying to use her for their own benefit?    Ladesque is one of a large group of female eunichs that since puberty have understood that they are a protected minority.  Eunichs are protected from the rest of the population that live in a sexual world that drives many of our daily decisions and relationships.  However, Ladesque starts to have thoughts and urges that she never had before.  Why is she having these feelings?  She learns through her research on the internet that she is attempting to fix that there was a drug company that created birth control pills that affected mothers of the eunichs.  Was her mother murdered because of her investigations into this drug company?  Did her father also get murdered because of his research into the reasons for her mother's death?   Ladesque is offered an amazing opportunity to work on a quantum computer but it isn't so simple.  She will directly interface with the computer and it is uncertain how the computer will react as it learns.  Ladesque could become trapped inside the computer and even die.  Before she has to make such a life changing decision she gets a few weeks to take care of her personal affairs.  She begins to read the reseach that her mother did on human sexuality and believes that the drug company that created the birth control pills her mother took was part of a huge cover-up.   Disspassionate Lies has several components of a romance novel, a genre that I am completely unfamiliar with.  What will Ladesque do with these new urges and who will she choose?  Can she trust either man and will she uncover the secrets she is looking for.  I liked this book and found the plot to be a very possible in our real world.  At 204 pages the book is a quick read and will be enjoyed by those that like their SciFi mixed with some conspiracy and a bit of romance.  I rate it 4 out of 5 stars for the unique storyline, good characters, and intelligent writing. 
ErinRichards More than 1 year ago
From the description of DISPASSIONATE LIES, I knew this book would be different from anything I’ve ever read in the sci-fi / futuristic genre, and I wasn’t disappointed. From the first page to the last you’ll be kept on the edge of your seat, which made for a fast-paced and enjoyable read. It was a real treat to read such a unique, even brilliant storyline. The themes were complex, well-developed and satisfying, yet not too complex that the average reader couldn’t understand or relate to them in some way. The main character Ladesque (love the nickname!) is a tenacious technological genius and a well-crafted and rounded character. While taking on a top secret job, she struggles to understand who she is as she begins to change, and goes on a quest to discover the truth and lies about herself and others like her in an era where the internet is dead and the truth is buried deeply to protect governments and corporations at the expense of women and their rights. DISPASSIONATE LIES is an eye-opening fictional story that leaves you wondering how much of what happens in this book may be happening for real or could very well occur in our own future societies. Romance, suspense and technological thrills round out this wonderful sci-fi novel. A highly recommended read to all fans of futuristic fiction.