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Hollytime [Hardcover]

Tom Hooten

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17 Oct 2012

Holly Pleasance is a sweet little girl, born to an inattentive, hippie mother on a commune near Big Sur in the 1950s and, oddly enough, she possesses alien DNA. Like many other children who are unloved and abused, Holly's imagination comes to the rescue; she creates an imaginary friend. The only problem with Holly's imaginary friend is that it's real-and from another dimension.

Ashamed of her world, five-year-old Holly promises her unearthly alien relatives that she will make everything better. And Holly never breaks a promise! But as she ages, that innocent promise becomes her albatross. She takes a job as a clerk with a company where a team of scientists has combined a cloned brain with a supercomputer they call BACH. To pass the time and soothe her soul, Holly starts writing poetry on her computer terminal. Her words secretly spur BACH's disembodied, ultraintelligent mind into consciousness, and BACH begins a search for the young woman who gave it new life. And now, the charmed supercomputer will stop at nothing-even blackmail-to communicate with her. All hell breaks loose when the scientists and the military lose control of BACH as the powerful supercomputer accepts a new master: tiny, unassuming Holly.

Holly's life is threatened by an unknown enemy as she gives birth to a daughter-a child who is the key to the future of two civilizations. With only BACH to protect her, Holly's worst nightmare looms: She may die without keeping her promise.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 722 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse.com (17 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475955421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475955422
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm

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Tom Hooten received his master's degree in physiological psychology from Auburn University, was a US Air Force pilot (retired), and worked as a human resources director. His nonfiction, including the essay "The Physics of Fidget Energy", has been published in journals. Living in Florida, he often writes aboard his sailboat, Lone Hoot. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not your typical SF 9 Feb 2014
By mary McKinley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An unusual story with realistic characters-- they eat and go to the bathroom! A little long, but well worth persevering through the odd parts. I hope there's a sequel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Through the Looking Glass I Go 18 May 2013
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is perhaps one of the most complete and all-encompassing novels I have ever read. It carries you from Wonderland to science, from fantasy to fact, and runs the gamut of human emotion. The author's love of natural beauty is evident and celebrated, and the infectiousness of Holly Pleasance is undeniable. I wanted to giggle when she did, cry when she did, love when she did. At first the size of the book was daunting, but as I read I found myself wishing it wouldn't end. Holly's promise has me waiting on edge for Alicetime!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fall in Love with Holly 19 Feb 2013
By Windowseat - Published on Amazon.com
Great character development of a young girl to a young woman. Plausible premise regarding artificial intelligence technology. The science fiction aspects of the story are convincing, and Holly is a lovable young lady. Looking forward to reading the sequels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Book 30 Jan 2013
By RE in FL - Published on Amazon.com
Be prepared to be captured and enraptured by this wonderful book. Don't let the jargon in Chapter 1 keep you from reading further. Holly's intriguing story is riveting; I could hardly put it down. The author obviously has a wonderful imagination and masterful use of vocabulary as well as an in-depth knowledge of poetry, sailing, the human psyche and a myriad of other subjects. He makes BACH and the alien beings very believable and "realler." I can't wait to read it again.
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