The novel begins with a strange invasion: a probe carrying a benign ET virus lands in South Africa, and the contagion soon spreads worldwide, creating homo sapiens 2.0. In the second part, the new humans become motivated to establish a Mars colony, which leads to first contact. In the background, a shadowy group, promoting xenophobic fear, works against the ETs and those new humans who embrace them. This saga takes the reader from a paranoid Earth to the far reaches of the solar system as the author plots a new and peculiar future for human beings.
|Publisher:||Steven M. Moore|
|File size:||755 KB|
About the Author
If you’re reading this, thank you for finding me. Not many people do. Maybe it’s because my name is too common—I thought once about using a nom de plume, but didn’t. Maybe it’s because I don’t get many reviews (you could change that a wee bit). I know you have many books and authors to choose from, so I’m honored and humbled that you are considering or have read one of mine. You’re here on Smashwords because you love to read. Me too. OK, maybe you’re here to give someone an entertaining book—that’s fine too. I love to tell stories, so either way, you’ll be purchasing some exciting fiction, each book unique and full of action, characters, scenes, and themes. Some are national, others international, and some are mixed; some are in the mystery/suspense/thriller category, others sci-fi, and some are mixed-genre. I started telling stories at an early age, making my own comic books before I started school and writing my first novel the summer I turned thirteen—little of that remains (did I hear a collective sigh of relief?). I collected what-ifs and story ideas for years while living in Colombia and different parts of the U.S. (I was born in California and eventually settled on the East Coast after that sojourn in South America), and seeing a bit of the world at scientific events and conferences, always mindful of what should be important to every fiction writer—the human condition. Fiction can’t come alive—even sci-fi—without people (they might be ET people in the case of sci-fi, of course). I started publishing what I'd written about fifteen years ago—short stories, novellas, and novels—we’d become empty-nesters and I was still in my old day-job. I published my first three novels during that time. Now I’m a full-time writer. My wife and I moved from Boston to the NYC area a while back, so both cities can be found in some novels. You can find more information about me at my website: http://stevenmmoore.com. I’m also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorStevenMMoore; and Goodreads. By the way, I don't give away free novels, but you can often find them on sale here. I do give away my short fiction. So does my collaborator A. B. Carolan. See my blog categories "Steve's Shorts," "ABC Shorts," and the list of PDFs free for the asking on my webpage "Free Stuff & Contests" at my website. My mantra has always been the following: If I can entertain one reader with each story, that story is a success. But maybe I can do better than that. After all, you found me! In libris libertas!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Stefan Vucak for Readers' Favorite At JFK airport, while servicing a Boeing 747, a worker finds a dead man with green fluid coming out of his mouth. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta tries to locate and quarantine the flight’s passengers and crew, but whatever killed that man is spreading. At the same time, astronomers find a metal sphere that fell near Johannesburg, the inside covered with alien writing. As the alien virus spreads across the world, it does not kill indiscriminately, but making a vaccine is a problem as the virus constantly mutates. Not surprisingly, the major powers are looking to create a biological weapon from the virus. Decoding the alien writing, the virus was sent into space as a gift to all from a dying species. A colony ship is sent to Mars in case the aliens came and took over Earth... With More than Human: The Mensa Contagion, Steven M. Moore has managed to pack a surprisingly good and well written story into a short book. He handles the aftermath of a global pandemic, the breakdown of social structures, and the emergence of altered humans with deft skill. Although the book’s sweeping scope would have been better explored in a longer work, what Mr. Moore has offered is nonetheless a very entertaining read.