The Rosen Singularity and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Save: $1.49 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by DUBS2011
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book shows signs of wear and tear to be expected with a used book. Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Rosen Singularity Paperback – December 8, 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.46
$8.47 $3.77

Frequently Bought Together

The Rosen Singularity + The Dome
Price for both: $26.92

Buy the selected items together
  • The Dome $13.46

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on the current pick, "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Gesher Press (December 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984377247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984377244
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,610,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"The plotting is ingenious and the characters come through strongly.  It succeeds marvelously on the thriller level, but it also delivers a substantial intellectual and emotional kick." - Rebecca Goldstein, MacArthur Fellow, author of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

More About the Author

I write to get readers turning the pages and thinking about what they read. My thought-provoking thriller, CHIPSET, was a finalist for the 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award. And who am I?

I am Lior Samson, although you won't find that name on my passport or my mailbox. Lior Samson is my pen name. I am frequently asked why I write under a pseudonym, particularly since my "real" name is hardly a secret and would easily be discovered by anyone with Internet access. In this benign deception, I carry on with a long tradition and follow humbly in the footsteps of far greater writers, writers like the brilliant author of contemporary spy novels who publishes under the pen name of John le Carré, although his identity as David Cornwell has been known for many decades.

To friends, family, colleagues, and the Post Office, I am Larry Constantine, but writing under a pen name serves several purposes, including marking out my full-length fiction from all the other writing I have done. I have been writing professionally all my adult life, and, over a varied career spanning more than four decades, I have had 23 books--including one Jolt Award winner--and hundreds of papers and articles published. One of my essays even garnered a Simon Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association. My novels and short fiction as Lior Samson are a new direction, markedly different from most of what has gone before.

As a professional member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the author of a number of science fiction short stories, I did not expect that I would end up writing contemporary thrillers when I finally got around to my first full-length novel. What happened? The novels are simply the stories that demanded of me to sit down at the keyboard and tell them--now--not stories of fantasy or the far future or other worlds, but stories of this world in our age, of the issues and problems and challenges we and our children face.

My pen name also helps me to brand my fiction with a particular point of view that quickly becomes apparent to my readers. Of course, I try to write stories that are, first and foremost, engaging and entertaining, that keep readers turning the pages. But I also write from a place, a perspective from which I want to challenge my readers and, by challenging them, begin a conversation that will extend beyond the book and to others. I want to get my readers thinking and rethinking some of the issues that bedevil the modern world and modern society, issues like the nature of extremism and its relation to terrorism, the roles of religion and politics in current events, our dependence on technology and its growing fragility, the nature of love and commitment in a fluid and fractured society.

When I am not writing novels, I write serious choral and instrumental music, sing baritone wherever I can, cook gourmet meals, teach at a university in Portugal, and try to keep pace with my two teenage children. It's a full life.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
4
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 12 customer reviews
A real love where he can connect with as a human being.
Nash Black
In contrast to the sophomoric digressions and tedious polemics that often pass for good writing in our post-modern world, Samson avoids both traps.
Bob Binder
This is a pleasant and interesting novel, well written and engaging.
Nancy B. Finn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Jenkins on December 31, 2011
Format: Paperback
With action sequences taking place in far-flung locations around the world, vibrant and distinctive characters, and thoughtful, yet engaging narratives and conversations, the Rosen Singularity is an intelligently written thriller that is easy to read. At the same time, it examines complex, genuinely provocative medical technology by painting a stark, ugly picture of an exclusive group with access to profoundly superior medical care which allows them to live significantly longer, healthier lives.

The nerdy protagonist, a mathematical biologist, stumbles upon some nearly untraceable data. He then proceeds to aggregate and correlate the separate pieces uncovering a startling, irrefutable scientific breakthrough affecting human longevity. Unwittingly, he unleashes the significant might of a small, extremely powerful cabal determined to harness his brilliant mind and bend it to their will, while protecting dark secrets from public knowledge.

The ideas and story are compelling, but the best part of this book, for me anyway, is the diversity of the characters within and the fact that the human elements are so rich and full. The characters lived within my imagination; I felt their pain, their loyalties, their greed, and their inherent ideals. I rejoiced with them during their triumphs and gasped at their misfortunes. This is an exciting, pulse-pounding story of an unlikely underdog relentlessly determined to shine a light into the dark abyss of secrecy, corruption, and entitlement.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian Levine on July 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
An intriguing read - think 'Limitless' meets 'Highlander' meets 'Twelve Monkeys'. The unassuming hero with the wrong-way-round name (Rosen David) is a desk-bound warrior with the unerring ability to seek truth above his own personal safety as he plunges into a world of high-stakes genetic manipulation with an unholy goal. This book does not spare us the medical detail, which in many respects is fascinating as it shows that the story is not complete fantasy...it is conceivable. Food for thought and a clever ending - I would have perhaps preferred another 100 pages or so to get my teeth into. Four solid stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Akamai Okole on December 20, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I rarely dabble in medical thrillers, and it would be wrong of me to dismiss this superior novel as merely that. It is certainly tense, involves a fair amount of action, but it has powerful characters with strengths and flaws, who are memorable if not always admirable. It also addresses, but not in a pedantic or heavy-handed way, significant philosophical issues about what it means to be human, and what purpose (s) life serves or should.

While the novel will resonate with Jewish readers or those, like me, who are admirers of and deep participants in Jewish culture though not themselves Jewish, I think readers of any faith or none at all will find it very worthwhile. L'chaim and mazeltov, Mr. Samson. Very well done.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Israel Drazin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
Lior Samson is the pseudonym of an award-winning author of more than a dozen books, including four action and suspenseful thrillers that he published with Gesher Press. The Rosen Singularity is the fourth of the four. The others are Bashert, The Dome, and Web Game. It is Samson's first medical thriller, in which he joins such famous, interesting, and suspenseful medical thriller writers as Robin Cook and Michael Palmer, and he is as good and as thrilling a writer as them.

Rosen David is a persistent biologist-mathematician in this novel. By examining the patterns in published studies, he is able to discover matters that the authors never dreamed of, or, in this case, something that the authors of a particular article are trying to hide. He writes his own article about his discovery and is sure that it will earn him a Nobel Prize. But his employer, a strange man who should be very old but seems young, refuses to allow him to publish the article. Rosen can't understand why. He is certain that his findings will change people and society. He tries to publish his article surreptitiously, but each attempt to publish his findings on the internet fails; what he writes disappears. He is determined to find out what is going on and, although threatened, he persists.

Meanwhile, unknown to Rosen, his employer is involved with rather strange very wealthy and unusual people, including a brutal African dictator who has no compunction against murdering thousands of people and a husband and wife who are involved in a life of sexual pleasures with young men and women. They are handing large sums of money to Rosen's employer and his cohorts. Also, unknown to Rosen, people are being killed. Readers will enjoy the suspense and finding out what the men are trying to hide, why, and what Rosen does about it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Thornburg on March 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Near-future science fiction, thriller, character study. This very well-written book explores big ideas while moving fast. After the first two pages I DID NOT put it down!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia O'Sullivan on February 9, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Rosen David is a data geek who notices a strange pattern of suppressing research by his employers. When he digs further into the matter, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to question everything he thought he understood about his work, his marriage, and the purpose of his life.

This was a difficult book to put down. Rosen is a likable, yet flawed character whose single-minded tenacity had me rooting for him even when I was most annoyed with him.

In addition to Rosen, Samson has created a supporting cast of characters who range from diabolical dictators, pedantic professors, and eccentric billionaires caught in the web of men who value immortality over all else.

Samson challenged me with his science-driven plot that frequently ventures into philosophy, while charming me with local references to the Boston area setting of the novel. But what kept me up late reading The Rosen Singularity was Samson's clever plotting - I never knew what would happen next and I was eager to read just one more page to find out.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Search