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Psinapse [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Ives
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This science fiction thriller of industrial espionage, double-dealing and corporate skulduggery is a dark homage to Verne's futuristic scientific tales of the century before. Set in a dystopian Britain of 2019, Psinapse gives a glimpse of life in a high tech future approaching quicker than you might think.

Written by Andrew Ives in 1989. Text-to-speech enabled.

Although Psinapse is a stand-alone novel, the books Sirene and Parallax may be considered as a prequel and sequel respectively.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 626 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Andrew Ives; 1 edition (8 Jun 1989)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G093FI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #416,721 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As a reader, I am mainly interested in Victorian classics, usually those by Dickens, Verne, H.G. Wells, RLS, Kipling. I especially enjoy scientific stories from this era that contain predictions for the future, ideally containing some kind of moral message or educational value. I write with similar aims, so I tend to set my stories about 20 years into the future (as I did with Psinapse which I wrote in the late 1980s and set some time around 2015.) I tend also to be as technical and educational as possible without making my books read like a workshop manual, and contain some kind of moral message without getting preachy, throwing in a few surprises along the way. My aim is simply to write something that readers will enjoy and will hopefully still enjoy 100 years from now.

Almost everything I read is on my Kindle, so anything I write will be almost instantly available in Kindle format.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As relevant today as when it was written... 26 Oct 2011
By Mel
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Psinapse begins with the question of whether a computer's reliability and speed can work in harmony with and enhance the human ability to pilot a plane. It rapidly progresses to a thriller which spans genres and will appeal to all. The explanation of why the central character avoids the internet contains the best description I've encountered of the effect the world wide web and social networking sites have on our daily lives. So much so that it would be hard to believe it was written more than twenty years ago, were it not for little giveaways like a twelve year old boy being forbidden to use his modem for any length of time. This was not because he should get out more but, because the calls were costly. A reminder of the days when 'dial up' cost a penny per minute.
Believable characters and realistic plots take into account how public relations and market forces impact on research and development, along with many twists that keep the reader guessing. I found this to be a very compelling and enjoyable read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars worth a read! 7 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The start of this book suggests you are going to read a technical military story about a project to control Jet Fighters by mind reading technology. However, after introducing and explaining the concept, the story almost completely changes into a corporate espionage story.

This wasn't a problem for me as a reader - just unexpected.

The futurism was actually pretty good, considering it was written a long time ago. There were a few things which betrayed the age of the story (mentioning the cost of internet phone calls etc) but generally it was fairly modern.

The narrative voice is young, but the writer states that he wrote this in his youth, so this is to be expected. Given the impressive level of research and descriptions of technology, I would be very happy if I had written this well at the same age!

Like the prequel Sirene, this book was short and could probably stretched to a longer story, but it is long enough to satisfy.

The ending did feel a little out of the blue; particularly the twist. However, this was probably intentional!

A fun read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Andrew Ives has really delivered with his 5 star book 'Psinapse'.

This book grips you from the very beginning. You like the characters and miss them when the book is over. I found the characters very easy to relate with and the story is very gripping.

The projection of a futuristic development of technology and how it can be used as well as spinning one really outstanding story line.

The book itself is well written, articulate and pulls you so far into the story line that you are involved with what is happening.

Put this book on your must read list if you are a fan of sci-fi.
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