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New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez imagines a chilling future where technological advances are held hostage by the government in this thriller that perfectly blends “nail-biting suspense with accessible science” (Publishers Weekly).
Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity—a triumph that will revolutionize the field of physics and change the future. But instead of acclaim, Grady’s lab is locked down by a covert organization known as the Bureau of Technology Control.
The bureau’s mission: suppress the truth of sudden technological progress and prevent the social upheaval it would trigger. Because the future is already here. And it’s rewards are only for a select few.
When Grady refuses to join the BTC, he’s thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison housing other doomed rebel intellects. Now, as the only hope to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age, Grady and his fellow prisoners must try to expose the secrets of an unimaginable enemy—one that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making.
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Like a science lecture in college
The writing is ok, but after 50 pages if scientific Mumbai jumbo my eyes crossed and I gave up. Took to long to get moving for me, I ended up bored and lost.
Great Book Overall (4.8)
This book is a great piece of science fiction that will keep you reading constantly. The beginning is a bit slow and there are bits of unnecessary rambling (hence the 4.8 score) laced within some chapters. Aside from that, if you are a realistic future science and tolls it could cause on humanity person, then this book is for you.
Another thrill ride
I first heard of Daniel Saurez on a tech podcast. I decided to read his first book based on that recommendation.
I devoured his first three novels (Daemon, Freedom and Kill Decision) quickly upon purchase. Then I read them again. And again.
This novel is every bit as good as any of his first three. I will wait about six months and read it again.
Saurez and Neal Stephenson are in top form. I'll buy anything they write because I know it will be a great read.