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Forced Intelligence [Kindle Edition]

JH Glaze , J.H. Glaze , Susan Grimm
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In a harrowing tale of scientific experimentation on the fringe of possibility, author JH Glaze takes you into the depths of the Hawks Mountain Defense Development facility. There you will bear witness to the culmination of years of work as scientific researchers Alex Conner and Donna Shafer initialize the final stage of their intelligence enhancement project. Unknown to them, while preparing the test subject for the experiment, negligence of a lab assistant sets them on a course to disastrous confrontation.

As the clock ticks, the facility goes into lockdown. All communications with the outside world have been severed, and the military is contemplating total sterilization of the facility to avoid a catastrophic contamination of the surrounding area.

With the help of an unlikely ally, the scientists race against all odds in an attempt to stop the military and survive the ordeal before their time and luck runs out.


Editorial Reviews

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 "Short, but powerful, a book that should have meaning to us all and, frighteningly, is not far-fetched."  -  On Top Down Under Book Reviews

"Terrifying truths, a dollop of irony and a laugh or two are only some of the elements that make up this quick read. No matter what your genre preference, "Forced Intelligence" will undoubtedly have an impact on the reader in some way or another."  - Books 4 Tomorrow

From the Author

One day I overheard a boy telling about a dream he'd had the night before. His dog could talk, he said. That was all it took. Bam! The story of Forced Intelligence was born full length in my imagination. All I had to do was sit down at my computer and let it out.

Product Details

  • File Size: 175 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Publisher: Mostcool Media, Inc. (July 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005D2324Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #738,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forced Intellegence October 3, 2012
By Kadie
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~waAr~
this was a great short read. really enjoyed it. Makes you think about what we do to all the animals :(

i would reccomend this book to everyone over 16 .
wish it was a bit longer or one of them had escaped so there could be a second book. but it was well worth the read
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Idea Poorly Executed February 23, 2013
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This story had great potential, but it was not interesting and I had a difficult time finishing it. I figured out how it was going to end early on and was a bit disappointed that there was no surprise ending. The characters were not believable. I understand that a short story doesn't leave much room for character development, but I expect the characters to be relatable. Also, the whole brain switch thing didn't make a lot of sense. When the humans got the animal brains, they just sat around with drool coming out of their mouths? Really? Animals wouldn't survive if they were that stupid.

Warning: This story feels like animal rights propaganda. Personally, I think that humans should be ethical in their treatment of animals, but I like to know when I'm reading a story and when some one wants to push their propaganda. I guess all literature carries the writer's views, but the really good writers invite their readers to think rather than trying to force their ideas.

Overall, a bland story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars just didn't ring true for me March 28, 2012
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Although this was an interesting read, the whole mechanism of how the experimental animals gained intelligence and the ability to talk (from rats and rabbits to orangs and chimps) and most of the humans appeared to switch brains with the rodents (lost intelligence) didn't really fly for me. I made it through the whole thing, but the ending wasn't what I expected (sigh), and I deleted it from my kindle as something I wouldn't recommend to anyone else or read again.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes I cried!!! October 21, 2012
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I'm still here sitting shaking my head as I write this review... JH Glaze has once again left me stunned by the way his brain is so unstoppable!!!

Forced Intelligence will have you spinning your thoughts around as you are thrown into the world of a "genius" (the science) .... Sure it is highly possible, ok yes most likely that experiments just like these do happen, it doesn't help put my mind at ease at all!!! The opposite in fact.

The ending was one that I didn't see coming at all, makes me wonder if things had turned out differently, where would we be in the world, of intelligence?
YES, I actually cried at the ending, no it can't end this way, oh my gosh, and wow were a few of my thoughts, I was so taken back.

Still baffled and rattled with this phenomenal story, but it's still a MUST READ. I will warn you though, you will be spinning in circles just like I was as you try to think this one through with all the possibilities that could be actually happening around us, or behind closed doors in this case.

Forced Intelligence is definitely a dark and daunting read, it will have you second guessing the things we "think" are to be true in the world of science.

1. Nerve rattling - Yes
2. Possible - Yes
3. Entertaining - Yes
4. Scary - Yes
5. Twisted - Yes
6. Sad - Yes
And this list could go on and on...

It's a exceptional read, one that could have had a couple of very different endings. Jeff picked this ending,,, Which one would you or I pick?

Recommend: 16 and up
Rating: 5/5 angel stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tables are turned April 16, 2013
By Dorothy
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Just finished this short story and I am in awe of the author. He has managed to show us a side of what could, and probably is, happening in life. Humans, usually scientists, use all sorts of animals in experiments never taking into thought how these animals feel. This book shows how they feel and much, much more. The author manages to show their feeling clearly, concisely. You come away from reading the book in awe of what you have just read.

This book is a novella sized book, so it is a fast read. You open to the Hawks Mountain Defense Development Facility. Here, years of work by Alex Connor and Donna Schafer are coming to the final stage. Then, the result of a negligent lab assistant, the facility ends up in lock down and the military is thinking of sterilizing the facility. What happens from here is with surprising help.

This book is full of suspence, intrigue, and awakening. I recommend it very much. In fact, I think it would make a good gift to anyone you know.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short, Quick and Generally Okay March 4, 2013
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Got this as a freebie, so not completely disappointed in it. The writing was good, from a grammatical standpoint. The plot itself really interested me, but was handled rather poorly. I felt as it it were more being played for laughs rather than horror. Perhaps a longer story, slightly more realistic results and a better ending would have resulted in a higher rating. For free? Not too bad. I, however, wouldn't have paid for it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fear Factor J H Glaze Style! September 29, 2012
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Can you say SCARY!?! This short story was a very good read but definitely rattled my nerves, because it seems like something that could actually happen somewhere. I'd have to say that it raises suspicion & fear of "classified" information that I don't soon care to witness first hand! Whose side would you be on? J H Glaze sure knows how to bring on the fear factor!! ;*}
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Animal rights and Army stupidity
This was a short story by my new favourite author J.H. Glaze.
Was really nicely written, with only a few persons in there and lots of animals. Read more
Published 16 months ago by hippolein
3.0 out of 5 stars A Chimp named Ceasar
This is a short story about how a government experiment can malfunction. A drive to elevate lab animals to human perceived sentience goes wrong and the two scientists responsible... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Angus
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely FIVE stars
Great, fantastic story and wonderful, lovely style of the author. Warmly recommend to everyone. You will not be disappointed, for sure.
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Forced intelligence
I didn't care for this book at all. It needed a little information at the beginning of this book about the research on the animals. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ava M. Bartley
5.0 out of 5 stars Shed a tear
This was a fast enjoyable read for sure. From start to finish I felt sorry for the animals of this story seeing what we as humans do cause animals and how they may feel about it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Greg Buda
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocked the monkey
"Forced Intelligence" by J.H. Glaze is a very clever horror novel about a scientific animal lab experiment gone wrong, leaving several scientists trapped in a locked down... Read more
Published 20 months ago by ChristophFischerBooks
4.0 out of 5 stars A Distrubing Must Read
I really liked this short story. It left me thinking in ways that may have crossed my mind briefly in different ways at different times over the years, but never to the the extent... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Krimini
5.0 out of 5 stars R.A.F.T
Role..animals used by "scientists" sharing the abuses that have been done in the name of science without any consideration that animals have a society.. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sonja S. Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Story
10*s. I purchased my copy of this book directly from Amazon and I am ready to give my honest opinion.
WOW. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jenny Bynum
5.0 out of 5 stars Forced Intelligence will make you change the way you think.
I would first like to thank author J. H. Glaze for the opportunity to read Forced Intelligence. I received my copy as a free eBook from Amazon. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Dixie Nelson (Soulfyre Reviews)
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More About the Author

Living in the heart of the South, J.H. Glaze spins tales that will grab you by the throat and not let you go until the last page. If you are a fan of Horror, Thrillers, Action, and like the occasional dash of Humor in the mix, Glaze is the author who should be on your reading short list. His stories are packed with punch and wit, and when you meet him at a Horror/SciFi/Fantasy convention, he will dare you to pick one up, read a few paragraphs and try to stop reading - if you can.

With multiple titles under his belt, Glaze has established a solid reputation as a writer. When his characters aren't screaming, their cool and natural dialog will draw you into their world and set you up for some of the most unique plot twists you have ever encountered.

Step into the vortex of the writings of J.H. Glaze. When you reach the final page of each of his stories, you will find yourself shaking your fist at the sky and screaming what most everyone who reads him does, "I WANT MORE!"

Glaze draws inspiration for his tales from the adventurous life he has lived and the unusual people he has met along the way. He was born and raised in Niles, Ohio, but currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, Susan, three dogs and a parrot who bites him whenever it gets the chance

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