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[Following is a volunteer review of "30th Century: Escape (General Audience Edition)" by Mark Kingston Levin PhD.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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The book 30th Century: Escape (General Audience Edition) by Mark Kingston Levin PhD is a science fiction and adult romance novel. The story begins in the 30th century with Captain Jennifer Heros leading a group of humans, or “Naturals,” on a one-way time-traveling expedition to the 27th century to unleash a virus that will make the machines, or “Syndos,” less inclined to annihilate the humans. Captain Jennifer Heros sends her team members to the 27th century while their base is being attacked. She claims the time-travel machine has malfunctioned and that she is unable to join the others as they are leaving. We find out this is not the case and Jennifer fakes her own death and programs herself to go to the 21st century.

Jennifer spends several months alone on an island before being discovered by a professor and his graduate students collecting samples on the island. She claims amnesia and coincidentally is found to be very similar to a girl with the same name that had gone missing 7 years prior. Jennifer assumes this identity and begins school at the University of Hawaii. The rest of the book focuses on Jennifer in school and the relationships she builds.

I enjoyed reading about the different subject matter that Jennifer was learning about and researching while in school. I also like the concept behind her time-traveling, but I would have liked to learn more about her life in the 30th century. Considering this was supposed to be a science fiction book there was a serious lack of anything that would represent science fiction.

The romantic aspects of the book seemed unnecessary to me. I would consider them to be less romantic and more like sexual hookups with several partners. It was distracting for me as there didn’t seem to be any sort of continuity. It seemed like the hookups just came out of nowhere and would just be brought up and then pursued while Jennifer and others were in the middle of conversations.

30th Century: Escape (General Audience Edition) by Mark Kingston Levin PhD was very formal and the conversations between the characters didn’t flow. This book was very well edited for the first 100 or so pages, but then I encountered multiple errors. Overall, I found this book very difficult to get through and therefore I rate it 2 out of 4 stars. I think the author’s idea behind the book was interesting, but it failed to meet my expectations. Some scientists might find the concepts discussed about dark energy to be fascinating, but I would not recommend this book otherwise.

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