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Omegasphere [Kindle Edition]

Christopher John Chater
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Kurt Robbins always wondered where ideas came from. Then he found out. . . .

Kurt Robbins just finished his first novel and his editor loves it. The only problem is that six other writers submitted the same manuscript, word for word. Is Kurt a plagiarizer or had something or someone seeded his mind with the idea? Memeticist Ursula Stevens is Kurt’s only hope in finding out the truth. While being chased by an unknown government agency, Kurt and Ursula search out the other authors, hoping to figure out who infected them, and why, day by day, Kurt’s intelligence is growing by leaps and bounds.

About the Author

Christopher John Chater often uses humor in his stories to illustrate what technology's role in the future might be, and to question humankind's place in the universe. He was born in Burbank, California, in 1972, but has lived all over, the east coast, the west coast, and the south. He's worked in several industries, a production assistant in the film industry, a song plugger in the music industry, and a bartender and butler in the hospitality industry. He now lives on the island of Coronado and writes full time. www.christopherjohnchater.blogspot.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 267 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Chater Publishing (7 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007YYA2DU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #664,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Christopher John Chater often uses humor in his stories to illustrate what technology's role in the future might be, and to question humankind's place in the universe. He was born in Burbank, California, in 1972, but has lived all over, the east coast, the west coast, and the south. He's worked in several industries, a production assistant in the film industry, a song plugger in the music industry, and a bartender and butler in the hospitality industry. He now lives on the island of Coronado and writes full time.

www.christopherjohnchater.blogspot.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple read! 5 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Nothing exciting, but an interesting idea. Almost seemed like the author lost interest towards the end, with what felt like a rushed ending.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read 10 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Have you ever wondered where ideas come from? What prompts us write what we write or do what we do?Or do you just fancy a good read with an interesting topic?

Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then Omegasphere is the right book for you. The book has intriguing plot, engaging characters and is packed full of action. I am not a massive sci-fi fan, and although I would prefer the plot go down the conspiracy theory route rather than the way it did, I enjoyed the book non the less. It is very good and thought through gripping read that would satisfy even the more picky readers.

I even enjoyed the ending despite it being somehow abrupt. All in all, this book is very good read that provokes some interesting thoughts.

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun sci fi read, interesting characters and fascinating plot! 28 Mar 2012
By Christina (Ensconced in Lit) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking 7 Mar 2013
By Dave Loeff author of "1,001 Lightyears Entertainments" - Published on Amazon.com
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Science fiction writer, Orson Scott Card, claims that there are four types of stories: milieu, idea, character and event. Typically, stories will emphasize one element more than the others. Sometimes a story will have a dominant element and a subordinate element. This is clearly an event (action) story with an idea as its subordinate element.

It's a solid story, however I would have liked it better if the idea element dominated. Although the idea was explored in sufficient detail, it's a big enough idea that it could have been explored at greater length. Fortunately, the story provides enough background on Teilhard de Chardin's thought that interested readers can explore the subject further.

As an action story, Omegasphere, succeeds, however I felt that the dialog could have been condensed in order to move the story along faster. I also felt the conclusion gave too broad a hint regarding the hero's future. I prefer stories that conclude with a degree of uncertainty about future events. A bit of uncertainty leaves readers with something to ponder.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Novel concept but 1 Mar 2013
By Wayne B Howard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Author brings out some concepts I had not seen before. But I wish he had developed it more. It's not the book is too short - although it could have been longer and given the ideas more space and a chance to grow. I thought the characters were a little weak; or more accurately, a little more likable.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Omegashere; An Excellent Book! 10 Dec 2013
By Patricia Ward - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent sci-fi book without the complicated jargon often found in others. The author makes the reading believable, uncomplicated and fun. This is the perfect book for people that love to read sci-fi but don't always have the time to indulge themselves due to busy schedules. It's quick, and addresses those gnawing issues regarding government plots and secrets without going overboard. If you enjoy sci-fi I highly recommend this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 9 Dec 2013
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A new take on the much maligned genre of futuristic sci-fi. Certainly as original as anything written by Verne, Asimov, Wells, or Clarke.
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