Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sci-Fi Pick: Human .4

by Mike A. Lancaster
Egmont, 2011
240 pages

On sale: March 8, 2011

Terrific, mind-blowing, rocking, and a solid page-turner,
this is the best sci-fi thriller to come around in a long time. Lancaster has it right! The book is left for analog or "old-fashioned" people to read now that humans have been updated. A box of old cassette tapes is found and the story of what happened to humanity is told by Kyle Straker.

Everything is going along fine in his rural English village until the talent show. It is then that Kyle and three others are hypnotized by his friend Danny. When they wake from their "trance," everyone has changed, except them. It is as if time stands still. They try to find radio or t.v. stations, but there is no one. The people at the talent show are suspended in time. No one moves.

As Kyle and Lilly try to sort things out, the people "wake up," except they're different. They look the same, but they're not, they've been upgraded. Only a few humans skipped the upgrade: those who were hypnotized, those in comas, those too sick or mentally ill and a few others.

What if no one in the world can see you? Or hear you? The Humans.4 have just become obsolete; this book is published so that humans.4 will know that "We.Remember.You."

Don't miss this read!

Highly, highly recommended for sci-fi and thriller readers grades 7-up.

FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I'll be reading this one within a week! Nothing like the double edged sword of technology to wake up the mind.