Neworld Papers: The Historian's Tale is brimming with action, adventure, and a touch of New Adult romance grounded solidly in thought-provoking science fiction. Is revealing the truth worth the disruption of a society? Fallon lives in a peaceful world that has no concept of war, or murder, or even love. It is a society that prohibits histories and pledges itself to "The Service of Today and the Building of Tomorrow." Just weeks before he reaches adulthood, Fallon is torn from his sheltered life as a ward of the state. He is drawn into a subversive group that needs his secret talents and he quickly becomes a chronicler of discoveries that threaten to destroy the very fabric of Neworld. Can Fallon handle the weight of the new responsibilities thrust upon him while he navigates relationships with the feisty redhead Aidan and raven-haired beauty Lenore?
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He spent the first fifteen years of his adult life as a theater designer, director and playwright.
With the introduction of the Macintosh computer, Keith moved into web design and computer education. He created the interface and more than 600 educational programs for the EduNet Network, and hosted live educational broadcasts into K-12 classroom across the country.
Always interested in the reluctant male reader, Keith started the Spectrum Children's Book Club on the Internet which grew into iPulpFiction.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The beginning of this story had me intrigued. A world with no war or hate? It kind of reminded me of The Giver at first. I love reading about the concept of unusual worlds and the story kind of piqued my imagination. I feel like this particular book is geared toward preteens, the plot is a bit predictable at times. Fallon has drive and talent and its interesting to see just how his decisions effect his world. To me, the story kind of slowed down and I hit a few rough patches, but I read through until the end to see what was going to happen. If there is a second book, I would like to learn how this world came to be and read a little more background detail regarding the characters and power system. I would also like to feel like the feelings associated with the characters is a bit more natural. I received this ebook in return for my unbiased opinion.
The novel’s concept isn’t that original. There is also some plot predictability. I was reminded of the sort science fiction that I read when I was a teenager. Yet I did enjoy a number of the characters. Since history was my undergraduate major, I very much wanted to read a book in which a historian is the hero. Yet when I was first introduced to Fallon I wondered if he could be a hero of any kind. By the end of the book, I wouldn’t say that he matured but he does seem to be on his way toward maturity. He is in the process of growing into the role that events have required him to play. I consider him a realistic character with doubts and inner conflicts. The cover looks like it was probably professionally designed, but it lacks contrast. The dark green images fade into the black background. The bronze title also doesn’t stand out sharply enough. It’s not the sort of cover that will be noticed. I have no criticisms of the proofreading. I didn’t spot any errors in the spelling or grammar within the text. From a scientific viewpoint I was disappointed. Since this planet was located in a binary star system, I expected to see some description of unusual seasonal patterns at the very least. Shaw pretty much ignored this aspect. I think it was a missed opportunity. Shaw could have provided his readers with some unique worldbuilding if he had done some thinking about the impact of a binary star on a planet within their orbit. If this is going to be a series, he will definitely need to make a decision about the size of the habitable zone on such a world. On the whole, this was an entertaining novel but I hoped for a more creative approach which would have markedly improved the book.