I received this book from a member librarything giveaway in exchange for an honest review.
Omegasphere is a rather clever book about Kurt, our protagonist, who is a burgeoning novelist that has just finished his first novel and then gets told that the same exact novel has been submitted by 6 other people. Unsurprisingly, he gets accused of plagarism. But the events that unfold make it clear there is something more sinister going on, and along the way, he meets the reclusive but fascinating character Ursula Stevens. Together, they try to unravel the mystery.
This book is lightning fast paced. I didn't put it down once. The characters and mystery kept my interest all the way through. I really liked Ursula, who is a very unusual character. The secrets of this book are worth discovering.
There were a couple of minor issues I had with this book, and some of it is personal preference. *SPOILER ALERT* Part of the novel is about how Kurt is getting smarter on a totally different level than Ursula even though already she is very intelligent. At one point, when he is already much smarter than her, they start discussing memes and he has trouble understanding the concept. I think this is because the author wanted to explain memes in detail to the reader. However, the problem with this decision is, for someone so smart, this idea should immediately have made sense and more discussion should not have been needed. Secondly, the ending of the book seemed to initially drag and then suddenly ended rather abruptly. Ursula, who was so smart initially, is portrayed as almost agonizingly stupid in the last part of the book (and this may be entirely deliberate since she basically is, in comparison to Kurt at this point) and takes forever to realize that Kurt is actually right about everything. But as soon as she does, the book basically ends.
This said, the book was highly entertaining and will be a really fun read to any science fiction lover.