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Length: 205 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Series: The Amazing Crystal (Book 1)

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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 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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  • File Size: 695 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Publication Date: November 5, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GHUZXQI
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mmbear on January 24, 2014
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NewAgeMama TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 21, 2014
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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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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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