3 out of 4 stars
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30th Century: Escape by Dr. Mark Kingston Levin is a science-fiction with a sensual touch to it. Like any good book, it has a romantic side to it, quite explicit and was given much focus in the context of the book. Literally it is an escape from a dreadful 30th century life in the mission to change the past in order to change the future.
It started out as using a one way time machine to blast to the past. Jennifer Hero, the captain of the team sends her team on a mission and sends herself to the 21st Century before the machine was set on fire. Everyone there thought she died. With her tough training and symbiotes, which is an advance technology in her blood that gives her a boost in whatever things she needs like strength, protection from radiation and many more, she survived the life in an abandoned island adjacent to Hawaii for four (4) months. A group of researchers then found her led by Dr. Martin Zitonick, who came to study the recovery of the reef after forty (40) years of nuclear testing. He is “Marty” to his friends and Professor Marty to his students. Marty found Jennifer topless on the beach. He was amazed to find her in excellent health despite the risk of radiation. She was initially tested for radiation but came negative. In disbelief Marty arranged her to be put in treatment when they got back to Hawaii. She bonded with the rest of the crew which had became her family and friends. They then helped her have papers to have the treatment and go to the University of Hawaii and pursue her graduate studies.
The story focused on the life of Jennifer Hero, the doctorate student that took majors in archaeology and physics. A blond heiress that is tuned to help make this world a better place to live in. She also helped in the researches of Dr. Zitonick in Marine Biology. Her new life was so perfect when her past eventually found its way back to her. Will she hold her sanity? Will she finish her mission? What happens to the family she nurtured in her new life?
What I loved about the book is Jennifer assuming identity of a heiress named Jennifer Hero that actually lived in that 21st century. It made her new life much easier with a fat bank account and an interesting heritage. I was a little confused about the theme of the book because it has so much archeology, marine biology and modern medicine in it. It was literally the story about doctors, researchers, archaeologists and high society people. In the middle of all the intellectual battles came the surge of sexuality. I was culture shocked. Modern sexuality was already acceptable to me but I did not expect that there could be more. It opened my mind wider but there are some parts I skipped because I can’t bear reading it through specially bed scenes. It was too complex for my imagination to bear.
I rate this book 3 out of 4. I found minimal typo errors in it that did not affect the gist of the story. The words used were direct and has less emotions which maybe the reason I can’t read through intimate parts. In general, it was a great read but for a limited audience. I did not give it 2 though I have difficulty finishing it because towards the middle it caught my interest. I did not give it 4 because I finished it not because I loved it but because I needed to make this review. The ending was not enticing. I can’t make a picture out of it. I recommend it for more mature readers ages 25 and above.
30th Century: Escape
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