The Lightcap

The Lightcap

by Dan Marshall


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The Lightcap by Dan Marshall

Adaptech made its fortune with the Mind Drive, a product enabling control of electronic devices through thought. Most Metra Corp citizens adopted Mind Drive technology quickly, welcoming it as a more efficient way to interact with everything from computers to coffee machines. Now Adaptech wants to use its own employees to test a new product, an extension of Mind Drive tech known as the Lightcap.

After Adam Redmon is promoted to lead the group of programmers tasked with testing this new device, his strange dreams begin to blur into reality. When a member of his team abruptly disappears, Adam uncovers evidence showing his employers didn't fully disclose the Lightcap's functions and side effects. What he learns puts him directly in the crosshairs of the most powerful people in the Metra Region, people who will stop at nothing to keep their secret safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482725377
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 03/22/2013
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 824,769
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Dan Marshall is a novelist living in Portland, OR. Originally from Columbus, OH, he also lived in Pittsburgh, PA and Sarasota, FL before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2011. In the past he worked as a French waffle cook, a library page, a movie theater concessionaire, an electronics store clerk, a bill collector, a video game clerk, and as a community organizer for the Sierra Club. He currently serves in a technical capacity for a non-profit in the education sector.

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The Lightcap 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Adaptech merged with Brain Sync, a company that pioneered technology known as the Mind Drive, which allowed the user to control electronic devices through thought alone. Unexpectedly, Brain Sync licensed the Mind Drive to Adaptech for a reasonable fee, making Adaptech widely successful in the market by having a sole license for sought-after technology. Adam Redmon is the new manager of the Programming Division for the Mind Drive version 6 project – the Lightcap. However, he discovers hidden secrets about Lightcap that directly puts him in danger, hunted by certain individuals that want the secrets to stay hidden. The Lightcap is an exciting cyber tale by Dan Marshall. This futuristic story does not seem far-fetched to me. I personally believe The Lightcap is attainable, it is just waiting for our present technology to catch up a bit further. Other than the perfectly blended concepts and a great premise, I absolutely like Dan Marshall’s writing style. I normally put a distance between myself and cyberpunk fiction, but not with The Lightcap.  On the other hand, the back story is a little lengthier than I prefer. Also, not all characters are well-rounded. The protagonist, Adam Redmon, is supposed to be the center of characterization but I gravitated more towards the enigmatic Sera Velim, the former head of Brain Sync. Despite its flaws, this is still a solid read and undeniably entertaining. I do see the unquestionable sequel hint in the ending – which is brilliant by the way – and I want to read more work from Dan Marshall. His concepts are among the best in the science fiction genre and I believe he will only get better from here.