Access to Virtual Reality is controlled by one company, owned by one man. Tatsuo Hamachi has accumulated vast wealth, but his desire for power is greater. Now, he has discovered a way to connect human minds directly, without the need of Virtual Reality headsets, where thoughts can flow as easily as electricity through a wire. When every human mind is connected - he stands to be leader of them all.
There are a few who have rejected technology for a simpler life. Their only desire is to be left in peace. When Alvar, their leader, becomes an unwilling guinea pig for Hamachi's experiments, he must fight not only for his own mind, but those of the entire world.
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About the Author
"Threshold of the Mind" is Jay's third book. His first book, "Shira's Wish," a children's book with photographs by award winning photographer, Bobbie Goodrich was released in 2011. It is being widely hailed by young readers.
"Colors," his second book, is a collection of dark short stories that was released in 2012. Kirkus Review wrote: "This eerie novella in stories recalls Rod Serling's Twilight Zone." And Kathryn Rabinow, Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston wrote: "Oh wow!!! Oh my!!! I couldn't put the book down; at times I couldn't stop my pulse from racing; at times I wanted to rush to your house and take away all pills and sharp knives from your cupboards and drawers."
Science Fiction has long been Jay's love, to read it and to write it. Science Fiction is the last bastion of the dreamer, where an idea becomes reality. It is no accident that so many films and Television shows are based on Science Fiction stories. As long as we have imagination, these stories will continue to intrigue and inspire us.
To learn more about the author and his writing go to: www.JayMagidson.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
More often than not the artwork used on the audiobook covers combined with the authors chosen title makes my brain jump to conclusions. While I am quite sure this is the desired effect, yet sometimes I am so wrong with whatever I thought and still others I am right on. Threshold of the Mind was a tough one to do this to. Looking at the cover immediately makes me think of some human computer integration that would make for an interesting science fiction story. The title also lends itself well to that conclusion. Then reading the summary I see that I am partially right, yet the story boasts so so much more than that. Threshold of the Mind holds to the definition of a true dystopian society. Where corporations have taken over the world and made it such an ugly place, as it seems to be mostly farm land of ridiculous GMO proportions, to be most of the citizens would prefer to live out their lives in virtual reality within the “I”. I loved the “nod” to Google Glasses and how they took over our souls. I was entranced by the complexity of the societies structure, admittedly wanting more information, even though there is a lot of information to sort through already. Starting off with what seemed to me as three distinct and separate story lines, that are slowly interwoven. Until there is only one plot line with one end in sight. One part Tron, except people instead of programs inside the computers. One part Matrix, with the all encompassing “I”. One part Ender’s Game, with a massive human hive mind. And one part good old fashioned fun. Overall Jeff Clarke’s performance was good. However I could not stand the voice he gave to Hamachi. While I understand why he went the direction he did,l I found it difficult to understand most of the time. Clarke pacing was very fast, I mean hold on to your ear-buds fast. I had to rewind several times just to make sure that I caught everything that was going on. Clarke excelled at creating all the other character voices, some were so different from his normal voice it was difficult to believe. I see a great future in Clarke’s career. As it seems he is new to the audiobook community. I will be looking for more from him. Audiobook provided for review by the author. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
I love sci-fi and also have an interest in topics shared in this book - genetic modification and virtual reality. I do believe we as a culture are walking down a very slippery slope and therefore, this book is right on topic. I enjoyed the way Jay weaved the three initial sub plots together into one. I hadn't read a novel in a while and found this one to keep my interest. I truly couldn't wait to find time to dive back into the story. I hope we do make it to 2080 and that we find ourselves more consciously connected to each other and the planet. Thanks Jay for a provocative and pertinent read. Looking forward to your next offering. Eaden Shantay
Spellbinding story that will thrill you from the opening pages. I found the characters to be rich and fascinating. A "must read" for anyone who is interested in where technology may take us in the latter stages of this century. Truly a gripping tale that will have you wondering "why not?" I couldn't put it down!