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One Bright Day: in the Middle of the Night Paperback – June 15, 2011
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Gary Aumaugher lives and writes in Knoxville, Tennessee, along with the love of his life and two mutts. When not writing he performs research in the use of renewable energy and power distribution efficiency. All reader feedback is welcome. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I don't normally read science fiction, but I really enjoyed reading the book, and I look forward to the sequel!
One good thing is that book is complete. Recently I've been getting annoyed at "series" books that just give you half a story and tell you to buy the next in the series to get the rest of the book. (Sort of like giving you 1/2 a cup of coffee and telling you to buy another cup to get the rest. This is basically dishonest.) But this one is like a Harry Potter book. It gives you a complete satisfying story with just enough of a hint to make you hope for a sequel.
And the story really makes your flesh crawl because you can just see how this could happen given the right circumstances.
Must confess I was surprised that a guy wrote this. I was sure it was a woman until I went back and read the author's notes on Amazon. Good stuff.
This book is weird...really weird. Then it gets weirder. And just when you think it can't get any weirder...guess what...it gets weirder. The human race is in danger of total annihilation. By whom you ask? Terrorists, natural disasters, rogue asteroids? Nope...the human race is facing total annihilation by...Women (though I could have told you that). But not just any women; these are genetically different, mind reading women who can only give birth to other genetically different mind reading women (with other interesting attributes I can't tell you with out giving up vital plot points). In the middle of all of this weirdness the author also manages to jam in social commentary on every prejudice you can think of. Racism, feminism, sexism, homophobia, patriotism, nationalism, and the treatment of Native Americans and Japanese Americans in the Reservation system and Internment camps is all stuffed into this book.
However, the truly weirdest thing of all was....that it works. This book is great...really great. Then it gets better. And just when you think it can't get any better...guess what...it gets better. I could not put this book down. This book was well written, well thought out, and very creative. It was emotionally charged and hits hard on every day issues. The political and public reactions are accurate and well written. The story is both mature and fun at the same time and even has a little spy intrigue thrown in for good measure. The best part is that the author has a good understanding of the human condition and the ever present social commentary, though correct in my personal opinion, is not forced and is allowed to be a natural by product of the story.
Overall it was a great read and I look forward to the weirdness that Mr. Aumaugher can come up with next.