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- Publisher: Yugen Press; 1 edition (September 6, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 6, 2017
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- Language: English
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Who is Truby Goodman? Truby personifies the schism between two worlds that is currently playing out on the world stage. In reality, it's the human existential dilemma when you lose sight of your inner compass. The greater the degree of darkness, the greater the suffering not only for the individual, but for humanity collectively. Conversely, as consciousness expands and you let go of self-limiting concepts and ideas, suddenly you see and, more importantly, are open to unlimited possibility. This is the realm of miracles.
What is the schism? Storyline and subplots richly layered, some readers will easily grasp the metaphoric meanings conveyed through Truby's personal challenges that go beyond skin deep to the very core of her being as she wrestles with an identity veiled in subterfuge. Other readers will learn to navigate our changing world along with Truby as the novel series progresses. For those simply interested in good story-telling, Attribution is a dramatic next-generation int'l thriller that will keep you reading into the night, hungry for more.
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A Hatchett Report Investigation . . . Astonishing futuristic imagery of the human race and a planet just beginning to right itself. A terrifying vision of what can go wrong in a world without transparency. It’s 2036, an age of global water conflict and controlled media.
A Hatchett Report was supposed to be some darknet rogue news outlet started after the web was hijacked. Others say it was a government sponsored cover putting out counterintelligence to throw chaos into off-grid communities. Something really bad happened? The reader will hear more about that in Book 2 of this series.
A blacklisted journalist finds herself at a perilous crossroads between her explosive past and the future of humanity. Truby Goodman is relocated to Americas Sector N3-24F, the defunct Old Faithful Inn in Wyoming, isolated with four companions she knows little about.
Once one of Interpol’s most wanted, she is now bound by agreement with the government. Goodman is haunted by the memories of a child she loves that is one of three Alpha Generation geniuses chosen to design a solution to end the international water crisis.
The Global Security Council’s WREN project soon becomes plagued by off-gridders who oppose it and a rogue darknet underground news outlet. When WREN is compromised during an opening ceremony live broadcast, plunged into a global state of emergency.
Who is Truby Goodman? Truby personifies the schism between two worlds that is currently playing out on the world stage. In reality, it’s the human existential dilemma when you lose sight of your inner compass.
The Darknet concept invites readers to the world wide web of dark news, with all its futuristic reporting, true or false. The greater the degree of darkness, the greater the suffering not only for the individual but for humanity collectively. Conversely, as consciousness expands and you let go of self-limiting concepts and ideas, suddenly you see and, more importantly, are open to unlimited possibility. This is the realm of miracles which Truby explores. Her name denotes her search for the truth. Knowing the future, you not only control your fate, you control the world.
What is the schism? This is book - 1 of the series. It will be revealed as the series progresses. Storyline and subplots richly layered, some readers will easily grasp the metaphoric meanings conveyed through Truby’s personal challenges that go beyond skin deep to the very core of her being as she wrestles with an identity veiled in subterfuge.
Other readers will learn to navigate our changing world along with Truby as the novel series progresses. For those simply interested in good storytelling, Attribution is a dramatic next-generation mystery.
There are many of characters, and location switches between U.S. locations, and Stockholm in Sweden, and other Scandinavian countries. Timeline 2036 to current era U.S. presidency, fake news, and the Chinese involvement in the U.S. economy, are mixed with science fiction, a new Las Vegas, a vertical city in which water shortage problems were over.
A large platform before a wall of glass overlooking New Las Vegas in DupliCity Headquarters’ Sky Tower, is a futuristic place where events take place. You hear a lot about biotechnology
"Truby made a point of forgetting her former self. They could have been accidental friends if fate had brought them together under other circumstances even though they came from different generations and different worlds. Making her choice, Truby felt the nanites move more deeply into her flesh as her vision grew blurry. It didn’t hurt, it was just … weird. Nanotechnology was going take over the world, not Google. If Nanotechnology combined with artificial intelligence, not even God will be able to help humanity."
But New Las Vegas’s abundance didn’t end at its city limits. The scenery was breathtaking not only from a planetary perspective but as a testament to human engineering that had created a fertile valley out of a forsaken desert. Project DupliCity had not only transformed a region of the Earth scorched by previous generations’ shortsightedness, but it was also about to transfigure the world more than only a handful of people.
Truby had never entirely grown accustomed to the contrast between yesteryear and the onslaught of the ever-arriving future. What if you can’t even trust yourself to tell the truth?
Truly says: "...... when my girl, Old Faithful, will wake up. Until then, everyone should have meaningful work, and a warm heart.” and serve justice and peace, otherwise darkness will prevail.
".........feeling she was complicit in something far more bedeviled waiting to be set free like a weapon of mass destruction.."
I n New Las Vegas on a transparent skywalk high above, a twenty-six-year-old bedhead wistfully watched below as the giggling family floated toward the next set of rapids, vertical lifts, and the final fifty-foot plunge at the end of the ride. He imagined the greater the lack of control the more thrilling the ride, though the aphorism hadn’t held true for him in his life. In 2036, at least in that part of the world, women still lagged behind their male counterparts. Humanity’s existential crisis would never be resolved by and through technology.
Earth’s clean water supply diminished due to environmental changes and contamination from human activity, black-ops digital warfare between nations escalated into an undeclared World War III.” Video clips of men, women, and children collecting fetid water worldwide; desperate immigrants waiting hopelessly in camps; erupting global conflict.
False hope was the only thing made his world livable. There are neighbors in need. We must act locally while thinking globally.
Food for thought written in an unique way. The author is talented and her work will resound with those who love Information technology, are computer literate, and think forward. Readers who love philosophy will have a lot to digest as the series goes on.
23 October 2018
And speaking of the world, Horner has done a great job of reimagining ours in the not-too-distant future. Through the back story, she makes it a believable, though very different, setting from what we know today.
Besides pacing and setting, Horner’s writing is interesting but easy to read. I enjoyed the rhythm of her phrasing. Her characters are also natural and relatable. The dialogue flows naturally and doesn’t waste any time detracting from the action of the story.
If you’re a fan of dystopian worlds without too much sci-fi, you’ll enjoy “Attribution.” And I particularly enjoyed the female protagonist. It gave the novel a little different feel than most of the futuristic novels I’ve read. Overall, I think this book would play well as a movie or TV mini-series.
My problem with the book: as Aristotle might have commented, the whole should be more than the sum of the parts. What this means is the book will comprise a lot of scenes, but the "more" comes from the plot that links these scenes together into a unified whole. This book certainly has a lot of scenes that flip in time and space. That in itself is OK, except many of them are rather brief scenes that do not seem to go anywhere in particular, or have a good reason. One example. Early on, we have a cowboy chasing a mustang but cannot catch him. He then gets off his horse, undresses apart from socks and a hat, gets back on the horse and resumes chasing. Why the mustang has not easily escaped while this is going on is not explained, nor is why the cowboy engages in this odd behaviour, but worst of all, this seems to have no discernible part whatsoever in the rest of the story. Interspersed through the scenes we get some environmental polemics. The style is "show" with essentially no tell, but it is seldom clear what exactly is shown and what is its relevance to anything else. Perhaps some of it was relevant later, but when later comes, I found the material was not sufficiently memorable and I had forgotten it.
The net result of this rather bizarre writing style is the author has achieved something I thought impossible: for the first eighty per cent at least, the whole is less than the sum of the parts. At the very end, a quite bizarre story is put together, although to say what that is would be to spoil. Again, apart from the business aspect, I have no idea what some of the actors of this hoped to achieve by some of the actions. Deep down there is a good story here that to some extent saves it, but there are rather silly and unnecessary complications coupled with a whole lot of material that I, at least, could not see the relevance, so I find it difficult to recommend it.
Top international reviews
The story is set in 2036 and is set around a blacklisted journalist, who finds herself at a career crossroads, behind her is the explosive past and in front humanities future. The heroine of the story Truby Goodman finds she is to be relocated to Americas sector N3-24F, the defunct old faithful inn situated in Wyoming alongside 4 other people she doesn't really know. Previously one of Interpol's most wanted she is now under a plea agreement with the government. Memories haunt Truby of a child that is one of three Alpha Generation geniuses chosen to design something to solve the international water crisis. Truby must risk her true identity as she races to expose the greatest move ever attempted.
To be honest this book wasn't the easiest to get into or even read through to the end. The concept was a good idea, however, the story was too hectic, there was too much happening along side. I can only hope the series gets better.
The reality was somewhat tantalising, the intensity of the writing is fun to get into. However, the book does switch up quite suddenly, jolting you into a different time period. Whether this is the writers attempt at an avant-garde kind of sci-fi or not remains unclear.
Still worth a read though, a fascinating premise.