FIVE STARS - NEMO'S WORLD ... takes place in the near future where the United States has become a one-party oligarchy opposed by a group of rebel scientists, and humanity is poised to destroy itself in the name of "security." Fortunately, a group of idealistic scientists and engineers use their intelligence to address the damage and offer a true taste of freedom to humanity. The scientists, primarily quantum physicists, possess breakthrough technology that allows them to travel across vast distances as well as monitor others remotely through their gateway technology. The superpowers, especially the USA and China, are trying to capture the technology and the leaders of the group so they can dominate the planet... It is a thought-provoking plot where each scientific breakthrough is analyzed for its effect on humanity and even the forces opposing the rebels rationally sort out their plans to capture the technology. The action is set against a background of intelligent discourse ranging from the effects of the technology on third-world farmers to the noosphere, the realm of human thought, and how it is affected by artificial intelligence.... Good science fiction is usually about humanity rather than deep space or death rays. NEMO'S WORLD is well-written science fiction that harkens back to the golden age of Heinlein and Asimov. ~IndieReader
Running through all of the machinations and maneuverings, personal stories of love and loss, sacrifice and heroism--and of course treachery--is the age-old story of a band of rebels fighting for freedom against almost insurmountable odds. Kinnison handles all of this with aplomb and a sure hand, making for an engaging, page-turning read. ~Tangent Online
SHRIVERS: THE SUBSTRATE WARS 3
A third adventure in a sci-fi series follows idealistic rebels who can manipulate reality using quantum portals... Kinnison (Nemo's World, 2015, etc.) bursts wide the scope of his continuously rewarding series in this latest entry. As in the previous novels, he challenges his characters to evolve morally as well as technologically; when Justin and Steve appear secretive about the discoveries on an alien ship, NASA astronaut Maddy Rahama reminds them why they fought the United States when she says, "I thought you guys were going to be the most transparent government ever." Keen sociological insights are crucial to the plot, as when Justin says, "Just because no one goes hungry, doesn't mean people stop envying and hating." The narrative, despite approaching war, proves riveting in the classic mold of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein's works, in which action never eclipses heart and intellect. A novel about a galactic threat that offers an addictive barrage of lofty ideas infused with soul. ~ Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
JEB KINNISON grew up in the Midwest and studied computer science at MIT before working at think tanks and as a portfolio manager. Author of BAD BOYFRIENDS and AVOIDANT, which applied attachment theory to adult relationship issues and mate-seeking, he writes to explain how things really work. Visit SUBSTRATEWARS.COM for more on the politics and science of the series, and JEBKINNISON.COM for attachment issues.