Post-Human

Post-Human

by David Simpson

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ISBN-13: 9781440136870
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 0.38(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Amazon, just like the University of Toronto's Academic Bridging program, gave me the opportunity I needed to prove myself. Because of them, a runaway who had to sleep in a shopping cart at sixteen, a high-school dropout with seemingly no prospects, went on to live in the best city in the world, meet the best woman in the world and marry her, attain two degrees from one of the top forty universities in the world, before achieving his dream of being a full-time author and having one of the best-selling science fiction series in the world. Visit my website to learn more at www.post-humannovel.com

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Post-Human 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JimWoodWork More than 1 year ago
Not quite what I was expecting, but a fun read. Lately, if I read a book about nanobots, there's lots of science, but this was a space opera. Very good, without some of the elements that ruin the pulp stories for me: woman are equals, no racism & such. It was quite a trip, a pulp SF story using newer technology. Lots of action & suspense. I'll be watching for other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Post-Human combines some pretty common sci-fi plot elements, like a megalomaniacal computer system trying to eradicate a small group of survivors (hats off to you, Matrix and Terminator), with some fairly interesting new turns (the grisly method of extermination was decent, and the inter-planetery travels from Earth to Venus and back were a nice touch). It also includes some of the most awkward and groan-inducing dialogue in any piece this side of George Lucas and Mannikin Skywalker. If honest-to-goodness space opera is your thing, you've hit the jackpot. If you're looking for serious sci-fi, it's probably best to look elsewhere.
scribe77 on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Post-Human by David Simpson is a solid, engaging sci-fi novel. It¿s not flashy or groundbreaking, but it has a nice subtle touch that blends the futuristic elements effortlessly with the more human aspects of the narrative.Post-Human is set some time in the future, in the world of James Keats. Humans have shaped machines to their own ends, making great advancements, becoming themselves partly machine, with nanobots streaming through their bodies. Earth seems flawless, until a worldwide catastrophe terminates their idyllic existence. James and his friends must deal with the aftermath, and the shocking truth of what happened.What I enjoyed most about this book was the matter-of-fact way the author handled the science aspects of the plot. There were no long-winded, technical explanations; he plunked you right in the middle of the society and whipped you along for the ride. It was artfully done, creating a complete science fiction backdrop for the novel¿s authentic characters. The book also has some excellent character interactions and nicely written, restrained commentaries on tolerance, humanity and the nature of religion. The author lets these observations flow naturally from the plot and dialogue and does not thump the reader over the head with his opinions.I was hoping for a slightly darker ending; things were wrapped up a bit too happily ever after for my tastes, but that is simply a personal quibble. Post-Human is a great sci-fi novel and a very satisfying read; I definitely recommend it.
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conta More than 1 year ago
No thrill, no drama, always floating in one monotonous line...
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