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SHIFT: A Dark Science Fiction Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Chris Dolley
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Book Description

A serial killer in a world with more than three dimensions.

"Heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction" - SciFiChick

A serial killer with multiple personalities. An astronaut who returns from higher dimensional space a changed man. And two unlikely detectives who have to get inside the mind of a killer ... literally. That's Shift - an eleven-dimensional techno-thriller with a touch of out-of-body horror.


"Shift is an exciting and shocking futuristic thriller. The characters are original, and the imagery pulls you in. Incorporating heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction." SciFiChick

"SHIFT is a great science fiction mystery that will have the audience wondering who the killer is. The story line is fast-paced but brilliantly driven by the strong cast." Alternative Worlds

"A very accomplished, intricate, and entertaining novel. There's lots of neat stuff in this, and the plot is clever and full of surprises." Don D'Ammassa, Critical Mass

"Shift is a really good science fiction story. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something a bit different in their science fiction." SF Signal

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 542 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Book View Cafe (23 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #327,046 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Chris Dolley is a New York Times bestselling author, a pioneer computer game designer and a teenage freedom fighter. That was in 1974 when Chris was tasked with publicising Plymouth Rag Week. Some people might have arranged an interview with the local newspaper. Chris created the Free Cornish Army, invaded the country next door, and persuaded the UK media that Cornwall had risen up and declared independence. As he told journalists at the time, 'It was only a small country, and I did give it back.'

In 1981, he created Randomberry Games and wrote Necromancer, one of the first 3D first person perspective D&D computer games.

In 2004, his acclaimed novel, Resonance, was the first book plucked out of Baen's electronic slushpile.

Now he lives in rural France with his wife and a frightening number of animals. They grow their own food and solve their own crimes. The latter out of necessity when Chris's identity was stolen along with their life savings. Abandoned by the police forces of four countries who all insisted the crime originated in someone else's jurisdiction, he had to solve the crime himself. Which he did, and got a book out of it - the international bestseller, French Fried: One Man's Move to France With Too Many Animals And An Identity Thief.

He writes SF, Fantasy, Mystery, Humour and Memoir. His memoir, French Fried, is an NY Times bestseller, a number one bestselling travel book on Amazon US, a number one biography, travel and entertainment book on Amazon France and has spent over a year in Amazon UK's bestseller charts. His novelette, What Ho, Automaton! was a finalist for the 2012 WSFA Small Press Award. And his novelette, Magical Crimes, was the number one bestselling free short story at Amazon UK in December 2011.

He's a director of the author-run publisher, Book View Cafe.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable reading 13 Mar. 2010
I found this book very enjoyable, will be reading the other books by ChrisThe book is deep and well thought out, characters are beleivable and fun to follow. Great read..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book 12 Feb. 2013
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I recently discovered Chris Dolley and have been working my way through his books. Very much enjoyed this one - i like the way he writes very much.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great science fiction mystery 9 Aug. 2007
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
Astronaut scientist John Bruce discovered the means to travel through extra-dimensional space. While testing his new ship design, he insisted he had a religious inspirational experience. Considered a hero and extremely popular amongst his fellow Americans, John runs for President.

Convicted serial killer Peter Pendennis has been locked away ever since he was convicted of and slicing and dicing eleven victims. Psychiatrists working with Peter conclude he suffers from multiple personalities. However, shockingly one of his egos claims to be astronaut John Bruce. To prove his claim Peter informs Bruce's former girlfriend Louise Callander things that only the real astronaut and she are aware of. Studying the impact of multiple dimensions on the brain, research scientist Nick Stubbs interviews Peter in his Bruce persona. At the same time someone is killing people using the dissecting M.O. of the incarcerated Pendennis; the prime suspect is Nick.

SHIFT is a great science fiction mystery that will have the audience wondering who the killer is. The story line is fast-paced but brilliantly driven by the strong cast as each key player is fully developed to include several of the Pendennis personalities. RESONANCE is exciting and the strong characters are totally believable. Chris Dolley mesmerizes his audience.

Harriet Klausner
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heart-pounding, Scifi Mystery 2 Oct. 2007
By SciFiChick - Published on
Serial killer Peter Pendennis is locked away in the psych ward at Upper Heywood. Suffering from multiple personality disorder, Peter shocks his doctor when a personality surfaces who happens to be astronaut John Bruce. Louise Callander, John's old girlfriend, is called in to talk to Peter/John to confirm if he knows things that only John would know. Nick Stubbs is then asked to look into the matter, as he has performed experiments in other dimensions dealing with the brain.

But when a body is found, brutally slain in Peter Pendennis fashion, Nick realizes someone is trying to frame him. Pendennis is supposedly still incarcerated. So how can Nick stop a serial killer who isn't bound by physical dimensions?

Shift is an exciting and shocking futuristic thriller. The characters are original, and the imagery pulls you in. Incorporating heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction, I enjoyed this story even more than Dolley's Resonance. This is another author I'll definitely be watching.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I had hoped for 5 Mar. 2013
By Arthur Dent - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had read one of the author's other books and had high hopes for this one. It just didn't get my interest. I really tried to like it, but gave up about half way. I didn't like any of the characters, didn't care what happened to them. The "science" was just too contrived. He didn't manage to make it believable, after a while I didn't even want to believe it.
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