Influx by Daniel Suarez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Daniel Suarez out-did himself with Influx! What an amazing story. It has so many elements of science fiction and science fact, as well as science probable! The story is very intricate and the characters are very well developed.
I don’t want to give away too much but suffice it to say that people (including our hero, Jon Grady) who have invented or discovered disruptive scientific technologies are disappearing and or being killed by a group of religious nuts who are apparently killing people brilliant people who are on the cusp of a major breakthrough in technology around the world. There is also a secret governmental organization created in the 50s/60s that has something to do with all of this as well.
I totally enjoyed this book! It’s long, but it is very well written and hard to put down!
Thanks so much Daniel Suarez! I hope you have your hands in the making of the movie so they do it well. I can’t wait to see it!
I listened to the audiobook version of this book from Audible and it is well worth getting!
Written by: Daniel Suarez
Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Program Type: Audiobook
Also available from Amazon here.
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Dutton Adult (February 20, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525953183
- ISBN-13: 978-0525953180
What if human civilization is more advanced than you know?
In his latest SciFi thriller New York Times Bestselling author, Daniel Suarez, depicts a world where the future has already happened…
Imagine that scientists and researchers have already achieved major technological breakthroughs that could transform billions of lives—but they’ve done so in a world where the open exchange of ideas is viewed as dangerous and major technological advances are carefully managed. All to prevent the social disruption that radically new technologies bring… ..
“The characters (even the not-strictly-human ones) are vivid, the pacing is perfect, the villain is capital-E evil, and the author’s near-future world is so well developed that you completely buy even his wildest speculations. A magnificent tour de force. ”
— Booklist on Influx (starred review)
“Suarez once again mixes science and fiction perfectly.”
— Publishers Weekly on Influx (starred review)