1 out of 4 stars
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It is the 30th century. The conflict is between the Syndos, genetically-altered humans, and the Naturals. The Naturals run an organization that wants to eliminate the virus in the Syndos, which makes them hate the Naturals. For this purpose, they must send a team to the 27th century to plant an antivirus in the Alpha Syndos. Jennifer Heros is the leader of this mission. She sends all her team members back 300 years, but she does not go there. She travels to 2015 to grieve the death of her partner Zexton. She has studied the 21st century, but it is different in reality. Would she be able to survive in 2015?
30th Century: Escape(General Audience Edition) by Mark Kingston Levin PhD is listed under the genre of sci-fi/fantasy. The book starts in the 30th century, and after a few pages, the story jumps back to 2015.
I would start off with the good things first. The author has done a great job illustrating the islands. Levin seems to know a lot about them, and he describes every place like a native. His knowledge about science is incredible. He elucidates the complex topics like dark energy with complete mastery. He has paid a lot of attention on every detail. The book is very well edited as I could find only 3 minor errors.
Coming to the drawbacks, I would say the blurb was misleading. According to the blurb, the book had 48 pages, and when I downloaded it, it turned out to be a book with 347 pages. It was listed under science fiction but it seemed more of an erotic book than a science fiction. A reader with no interest in erotic scenes would have to go through a lot of pain and irritation.
A lot of French words and phrases are scattered throughout the book without any translation. The readers unfamiliar with French language can't make sense out of it. The story doesn't have a particular direction, and it seems to lead a reader nowhere. Everything is a piece of cake for Jennifer. She gets everything without any struggle. There are no twists, and consequently, it becomes boring with every next page.
The book contains a lot of physics and archeology. Sometimes, it feels like you are sitting in a physics class waiting for the end of a long, boring lecture. It also looks like a research book on the islands of French Polynesia. I would rate this book 1 out of 4 stars for the reasons stated above. I am not giving it 2 stars because I think this book would appeal only a few readers. I would recommend this book only to physics and archaeology lovers who can undergo all these flaws. I would not recommend this book to anyone else.
30th Century: Escape (General Audience Edition)
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