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The Amazing Crystal [Kindle Edition]

Gerald Lizee , Robert Dykes
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Book Description

In the summer of 2025, Lydia’s grandfather sent her a strange diamond pendant admonishing her to handle it with utmost care. From the moment that she receives the small package, her life changes. She becomes engulfed in a series of life-threatening events that lead her to realize the incredible properties of the pendant. Slowly she learns that the diamond contains an alien intelligence able to communicate directly with the human brain. Rumors of its powers spread, the Mafia designs a Machiavellian plot to seize the extraterrestrial gem, whose value is estimated at $ 100 billion. An unprecedented confrontation occurs between mercenaries hired by the Mafia and American security services. As rumors continue to grow, the American authorities are forced to release stunning revelations about the life and mission of the alien genius to the peoples and nations of the world. The news throws the scientific world into turmoil. Economic and political ideologies are brought into question and religious beliefs are shaken. But the Mafia wants to have the last say: confrontation is inevitable.

This science fiction novel addresses questions relevant to a growing number of readers. Recent discoveries in astrophysics suggest that there is a large number of exoplanets likely to contain liquid water and a breathable atmosphere able to contribute to the emergence of life. If aliens exist, are they scientifically and technologically ahead of Earth by thousands, millions or even billions of years? If so, have they already colonized or visited Earth? How could they overcome intergalactic distances given the limitations inherent in the barrier provided by the speed of light? Is it possible that aliens have been present on earth for billions of years? If so, what form would they take? Can they communicate with us? If the answers to these questions are positive, how would humans react when informed of these facts via a large television news chain? What would your own answers be after reading "The Amazing Crystal"?


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About the Author

Born in Montreal, Gérald Lizée built a career in physics and in information technologies. Having obtained a degree in theoretical physics from the Université Laval, he taught in several universities and Community colleges in Quebec before moving to information technologies. Today, he is president of his own firm, Cyberconcept, which provides consulting services in information technologies and notably commercializes his writings in science fiction. This book, the first volume of a trilogy of intergalactic adventures, describes the psychosocial impacts of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth. Contact: g.lizee@sympatico.ca ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR Robert Dykes, an American by birth, with a bachelor's degree in Psychophysiology from the University of California at Berkeley and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, acquired French as a second language while following a career as a neuroscientist, entrepreneur and educator in Montreal. Presently he operates a consultancy that plans and executes innovative projects that improve an individual's capacity to contribute to the post-industrial society Contact: Robert.dykes@mcgill.ca

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great YA Fantasy Story January 24, 2014
By mmbear
Format:Kindle Edition
This would be a great book for a teen to read who is really into Science and/or Math. It's a good plot about a young girl and her genius grandfather who stumbles upon an alien object that is able to communicate with him just by sending thoughts to his brain.

According to her grandfather, he accidently came upon the crystal pendant over 30 years ago and never told his family about it but did bring in some other scientists to help him study and listen to what the alien had to say.

Throwing the mob into the mix who want the crystal for themselves so that they can control the world adds a little bit more danger to the whole story but it also lends some pretty funny laughs too. Not so much what they do but how they talk and act, or so it was for me anyway.

Although it gets really technical in some parts of the book and there is a lot of scientist type talk, it still is filled with a lot of action with a side twist of some romance going on between Lydia and one of the government agents close to the President, Bryan.

It also has some rather funny parts in it also along with some dry humor. The language is suitable for young teens and there are no bad parts in the book that would deem it unreadable to a young adult.

And like I mentioned earlier, you will run into some really technical science talk and if you can get past that, then you will enjoy this nice easy read and fun adventure that Lydia finds herself immersed in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Crystal February 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Fast paced, conspiracy theorists abound! The Amazing Crystal will have you going until the very end. Danger at every turn, Lydia must make a decision that will affect human kind forever! Does she make the right choice?

A quick read, you're enveloped from the very get go in this science mystery! There is a lot of science jargon, if you can get through that you will sail through the book. I couldn't put it down, as I love books that twist and turn! You just never know where you're going to end up! And that is SO true with this book.

An alien device that speaks directly to you by using your brain? For anyone that would be a challenge, but then you throw in all the government forces, and other bad guys that want the crystal for their own agendas and you are on the run, literally! Hiding out, trying to figure out what to do, and why you were given such a responsibility to begin with!

Doing the right thing is difficult, but can Lydia make the best decision for not just her, but the whole world? Find out when you read The Amazing Crystal.

Reviewed by Steph for New Age Mama
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3.0 out of 5 stars Complex and detailed explanations, plots and revelations November 13, 2014
Format:Paperback
What if aliens colonized earth with nano-technology and authored the evolution of our DNA? It's a fascinating question and a great premise for a novel. Gerard Lizee offers an intriguing answer, viewed through the eyes of scientists, politicians, criminals and more, as an alien (imaginatively called Cryst) initiates communication with a genius and his genius granddaughter.

The year is 2025, and Lydia, whose “gently innocent appearance belied the fact that just a few months before she had obtained a doctorate magna cum laude in physics,” receives a parcel containing two USB drives and a crystal pendant, with instruction from her grandfather to hide them. (Reader beware! Some perfectly normal women with doctorates might take offense at Lydia's description.) Meanwhile Mafia specialists with “infallible methods to make the toughest of their victims talk” are out to get her, and an “ultra-secret group of scientists” is coming to the end of its work deciphering secrets surrounding the amulet.

The Amazing Crystal is an amazingly detailed story, where every room of a house and every item of clothing is lovingly described before an abduction. Scientific discoveries are laid out at similar length, frustrating perhaps for scientists who might wonder why the world’s best representatives can’t ask better questions, and also for lay-readers who might struggle to care about string theory in three pages. But Lydia conquers her “legendary shyness,” becoming positively loquacious as she divulges the world’s new history, science and social science on global TV. Religions object and scientists cling to old ways in dismay; the Mafia fights back; and the power of the mind (combined with the alien of course) might conquer all.
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Shy, sweet and unassuming Lydia Grand-Maison leads a quiet life. That is until she receives a pendant, and two USB keys containing over 30 years of physics research, in the mail from her Grandfather. Also attached, a strange note which concerns Lydia over her grandfather's mental health...

Lydia makes a trip to visit her Grandfather, and he instructs her to immediately deposit the items he sent her in a safe place. Pierre Grand-Maison's research group is in grave danger, and Lydia's life is about to take an unexpected turn...

Lydia finds herself abducted by the Mafia and forced to comply with their demands. Every subversive group has Lydia in their sights; the mafia, terrorists, dictatorships and religious sects. Lydia's inner turmoil, fear, and panic takes over her brain. Yesterday, she was a simple woman going on about her life,and today Lydia is a wanted woman... She wears around her neck the most coveted secret in the world...

Lydia finds her voice, and even love, as she catches everyone off guard with four revelations delivered by an extraterrestrial intelligence, who communicates with her through an amazing crystal. The fifth revelation however, is a secret between herself, the crystal, and Lydia's lover...

The Amazing Crystal, by Gerald Lizee is a science fiction that takes place in 2015. It explores issues related to extraterrestrial intelligence, the theory of evolution, a utopian dream of humanity at peace with itself, and the Andromeda galaxy. If any of these themes intrigue you, then I suggest you check out this book.

Science fiction is sometimes hard for me to get into. Detailed scientific theories on elementary particles, etc, makes me fall asleep.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good novel, written by a doctor in physics. A mixture of story and anticipation, both sides well balanced.
Published 9 months ago by Jacques Rousseau
5.0 out of 5 stars The amazing crystal: Mixing Science and Magic
Firstly I would like to thank Dr Gerald Lizee for sending me a free copy of the book titled "The Amazing Crystal" for an honest review. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dr Kaltoum Belhassan
3.0 out of 5 stars Sci-fi story.
This story is about a scientist, his granddaughter, a young man and a necklace with an alien intelligent inside of it. It got very complex with the scientific wording.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Science- Fiction which is way too compelling and engaging!!
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Darwin really wrong? Should we stop believing in God? Read more
Published 11 months ago by ADITI SAHA
5.0 out of 5 stars Science fiction done right!
If you like science (particularly physics and math) then this one will be a gem of a book. I can truly see my younger self devouring its pages in hours flat. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Enid
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, entertaining read!
I received this book for free from the author for an honest review.

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Published 12 months ago by P. Ross
3.0 out of 5 stars the crystal was amazing
2.5 stars upped to 3 because I loved the cover and the concept of the story.

The novel was written very formally with a formal style of speech which made it seem very... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ronnie293
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The Amazing Crystal: Revelations contains a lot of things that I love: action, interesting characters and scientific facts (that are sometimes hard to follow, especially at 4 a.m. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jolanta Daab
5.0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining Sci-Fi Novel for Readers of All Genres!
Here's the deal. I do not read a whole lot of science fiction. In fact, I could probably count on one hand the number of Sci-Fi books I've actually read and enjoyed. Read more
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Born in Montreal, Gérald Lizée built a career in physics and in information technologies. Having obtained a degree in theoretical physics from the Université Laval, he taught in several universities and Community colleges in Quebec before moving to information technologies. Today, he is president of his own firm, Cyberconcept, which provides consulting services in information technologies and notably commercializes his writings in science fiction. This book, the first volume of a trilogy of intergalactic adventures, describes the psychosocial impacts of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth. Contact: g.lizee@sympatico.ca

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