Friday, May 30, 2014

Ghost of the Gods

  • File Size: 2785 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0979181534
  • Publisher: Mazel & Sechel (February 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ILH85QU
  In this sequel to Bohacz's Immortality, two years after the devastation of mass human extinctions in kill zones, mankind is still grasping for survival. An oppressive union of government and big business controls an exhausted America, which is divided between walled-in Protectorates and the unpoliced Outlands. Against this chaotic backdrop, paleobiologist and genetic researcher Mark Freedman and policewoman Sarah Mayfair continue their evolution into transhumance - nanotech hybrids with a connection to the god machine, the artificial intelligence that caused the recent massacres, in an effort to derail the destruction of the Earth's biosphere. Bohacz provides mind-bending portrayals of factions vying for power and reflections on the essence and fragility of humanity. But philosophical concerns never obtrude on the fast-paced plot, as authorities investigate communes of hybrids, and Freedman and Mayfair must choose between absorption into a collective mind or fidelity to their remaining humanity. The question of who can be trusted impels the reader to keep turning the pages of this highly satisfying and dynamic techno-thriller.

My Impressions: 

Brilliant follow up book to Immorality that I loved.  This book though will not stand on its own and will confuse you if you do not read the first book. If you had read the first one than you see that this one picks up a few years after the "God Machine" plagues that started as an outpouring of wrath for humans not taking care of the Earth. 

If you love science and phenomenon's  surrounds telepathy, precognitive & lucid dreams, etc you will adore this book. The author does a great job creating a model trying to get us to think outside the box and really explore the chemistry and science behind our consciousness.  

The story has so many twists and turns that are suspense filled all the way through that you never know where it is going to go. Every time you think you got a grasp on the realities within you find out you are wrong. Kevin does give us the satisfaction of the  epilogue that takes place 10 years into the future and really sums things up nicely, so you dont get left hanging. 

About the Author
I am Kevin Bohacz the bestselling novelist of Immortality and a lucid dreamer… Welcome to my dreams. I am also a writer for national computer magazines, founder and president of two high technology corporations, a scientist and engineer for over 35 years, and the inventor of an advanced electric car system - the ESE Engine System (circa 1978). I was also a short order cook for I-Hop, flipped burgers at McDonalds, and delivered Chicken Delight. All of those careers and more are behind me now that I am a full time storyteller, a catcher of dreams. Thank you for reading my stories and making this all possible.

Authors website

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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