- Paperback: 241 pages
- Publisher: Night Shade Books (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1597802336
- ISBN-13: 978-1597802338
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,434,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Revolution World Paperback – March 1, 2011
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From Publishers Weekly
Stauber's near-future debut describes the romance of Seth Boucher and Clio Somata against the backdrop of a burgeoning revolution against a vastly overreaching U.S. government. Seth is affiliated with Omerta, a security group from the Charlotte Islands; Clio's family runs Floracopia, a gene-splicing laboratory in Ambrosia Springs, Tex. The U.S. Army wants to know what Omerta is hiding, and Floracopia has a problem with corporate espionage. When the companies' enemies connect, the action leads to a showdown between the citizens of Texas and the overbearing government agents. Seth, Clio, and their allies are well-realized characters, but their enemies are more melodramatic in nature, and the novel suffers from some inconsistencies. Nonetheless, libertarians will enjoy this story of individuals fighting for their rights against the evil Feds. (Mar.)
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Seriously, buy this book right now. It's goddamn amazing and it has fire-breathing cows. ---- Chris Roberson, writer of iZombie
Top customer reviews
If this all starting to sound a bit like Rick Perry-esque Tea Party science fiction, you're about on the right track of how this book reads. Even if her prose is decently written, the entire book comes across as allegory for the Secessionist movement. If it was intended as satire, it sadly falls flat. I recommend giving it a pass.
The not so cleverly "evil" company named Malsanto is trying to get novel technology from a Co-op genetics company in rural Texas. In a world that has been damaged irreparably by climate change genetic engineering is necessary and vital to maintain food crops, animals, and create inventive sources of energy. The government has gone power crazy post 9-11 and Homeland Security and DARPA are stealing people and property away in the middle of the night.
Clio is one of 4 quadruplets, all with oddly spelled names, who is the name genetic engineering nerd and our main female character. She falls in love with Seth, a brooding software engineering genius who, which his uncle, have moved part of the "family business" to Texas. They are a security firm specializing in software and computer security. They fall in love, then they misread body language because that is what nerds do, on again, off again... Oh, and vampires are a medical condition.
So honestly the story has some amazing, enthralling plot points...and all of these are held together only by the binding of the book. You get really into a plot point then BAM, new chapter and something else is going on. Usually these are results of a week or two where Clio and Seth aren't speaking to each other. The book is not that long, there is no reason anything had to be edited out, so I suspect it was not written in the first place. Also... it is... well lets just say Stauber shows her Autsin Texas roots: Monsanto...I mean Malsanto is bad, Co-op is good, local is best (though apparently genetically modifying the local is acceptable, not always Austin friendly), and guns are good (also not totally Austin-friendly). Also there is a great deal of squishy romance for a post-apocalyptic world, so chicks should dig it.
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The Lone Star state of mind is central to "Revolution World" (Night Shade Books, $14.Read more