by Mark Lingane


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992593520
Publisher: Insync Holdings Pty Ltd
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Tesla Evolution , #1
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 13 - 15 Years

About the Author

Mark was first published at eight, when a local newspaper published his review of Disney on Ice. The next time his name was in print was a lifetime later at the age of fifteen, when a national magazine ran his review of the Commodore 64. It was downhill from there, with weekly and monthly columns in various newspapers and magazines that funded a rather noncommittal path through university, studying a range of topics including Robotics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Psychology.

In fact, so many subjects were studied he was eligible for graduation at the end of his second year, based purely on attendance.

He now writes off-beat science fiction books, some of which have won awards. The Tesla Evolution series is studied at school and university-level in the US and UK.

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Tesla 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my attention. Going to have to get the next in the series.
ScifiandScary More than 1 year ago
This took me AGES to read. Within a few pages of it, I would suddenly find a desire to read something else. ANYTHING else. Tesla is a book that I was eager to read, thinking the premise looked very interesting. Unfortunately, for me, it almost immediately fell flat. The way the book is written did not lend itself to an immediate hook. I found that I just couldn’t dredge up the interest to care about the main character, Sebastian, or the trials he was going through. The interjections of humor seemed too forcibly interjected, having no true charm to them, We’re thousands of years into the future, and yet recognizable abbreviations from today are still used? (SUV, TLC,etc) The writing, in general, struck me as a bit amateurish or perhaps it is just overly simple. I know this is considered a young adult novel, but there have been several others I have read where this was not a problem. Where the story and the writing both were strong enough that you forgot you were reading a YA novel. That is definitely not the case here. The homages to various points of pop culture and classic literature are not well done. The Oliver Twist one, in fact, came across just as another annoying case of introduction of non-exemplary attempts at unnecessary humor. I wanted to like this novel. I wanted to sink into what I’d heard was a refreshing blend of steampunk/scifi/dystopian future. Instead I found myself quickly presented by an obvious Chosen One trope that is… Well, its a trope for a reason. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this as a free nook book and I'm so glad I did! It's an easy read, and very engaging. I'm going to let my tween read it as well. It's an eerie future that has a probability to it that makes the story very believable. Wonderful book, can't wait to buy the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, this is brilliant. Bingaux