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The Eden Proposition: An autopsy of the inevitable [Kindle Edition]

Kurt Dahl
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In Kurt Dahl's science-based thriller The Eden Proposition, the reader is faced with an enigma at first interesting, then improbable, and finally, terrifyingly real. Duval Dixon, a septuagenarian of immense wealth who is committed to solving what he thinks is the primary scourge dragging the world down an apocalyptic path-unsustainable consumption due to overpopulation-believes he has the solution. Atrocious as it may seem, he becomes an impassioned proponent of MPR - Massive Population Reduction. Over a decade, Dixon spends billions creating the ultimate biological agent that could reduce the world's population down to a handful. Then, he must answer a final question - should he do it? Unsure, Dixon calls together eleven great minds and then cuts them off from all contact with the outside world. What happens next will change the course of history. Called riveting, thought provoking, and unique, The Eden Proposition will stay with you, in a troubling way, for months to come.

About the Author

Kurt Dahl was the author of the brief but iconic weekly column, 2020world, which appeared in the Sunday Seattle Times. The now retired Vice President of Technology/CIO for the Seattle Times Companies continues to explore the outer fringes of acceptable thought with The Eden Proposition, his first novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Publisher: Know Your Future Publishing; 3 edition (4 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HH07TMI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #661,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars What a shame 19 Sep 2010
By Will
Format:Paperback
This book does not address in any meaningful way: a) the issues around population growth, the resulting consumption of resources and its affect on our environment b) the moral arguments around tackling this problem and the other more humane options or c) the horrific results of the solution proposed. The reasons for selection of the group involved is not properly explained but that doesn't matter as their 'wisdom' is not documented and they don't seem to have even thought about alternative approaches. One character realises after the discussions that they hadn't considered whether humans would voluntarily change their lifestyle to save the earth for future generations and that is as deep as the analysis gets! The author clearly thinks there is a problem and has (I think) used a thriller format to put forward a message. Unfortunately, he is not a natural story teller, the characters are 2-dimesional and the plot has few twists. However, if it makes some people think, then fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the twists 21 Feb 2014
By Bonnie B. Villarrea - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a Health care professional and a high school teacher the concept of the book caught me from the beginning. The book makes one think about what the future will hold for our children. Could the scientific community come up with a disease so devastating? The bigger question as posed in the book, does any one person have the right to choose the fate of the world? I loved the twists in the book. Some even had me going back and rereading parts to make sure it was correct in the turn of events. It made me want to keep reading. The romance is light enough I could recommend it to my high school students as good medical ethical read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected 9 Feb 2009
By Bruce Triden - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
When the book was recommended to me it was portrayed as an action thriller. It is that, but much more! I couldn't put the book down when reading it, and I kept thinking about the story line when not reading. The research that went into the novel makes the "unbelievable" all too possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frightening glimpse into the future? 15 Jan 2009
By Jo Laboff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have been a fiction consumer for many years and have read all of the big names - Clancy, Ludlum, Cook, Grisham, LeCarre, Turow, King - but when it comes to thrilling page-turners, The Eden Proposition rolls them into one and blows them all out of the water! It literally had me at the first page and did not relent. Kurt Dahl has managed to combine all of the elements - a well-researched, all-too-believable plot, well-developed characters, intelligent concepts, and edge-of-your-seat suspense - into one blockbuster of a read. The Eden Proposition gives you frightening food for thought - your imagination will run wild pondering its relevant premise and, at the same time, will leave you wanting more. I am holding my breath for the sequel...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eden Proposition 5 Mar 2009
By Doug Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Having read almost every Ludlum, Follet, Crighton, and Clancey book ever written, I was amazed that Kurt Dahl's first book, The Eden Propositon, grabbed me from beginning to end as hard as any works by those icons ever has. The characters are compelling and real, the subject matter (massive population reduction) jars complacency and forces contemplation, the science is disturbingly tight, and the settings are magnificently portrayed. Highly recommended and begs for a sequel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eden Proposition Review 12 May 2009
By Wayne A. Emery - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The author keeps you mesmerized with descriptions of the Pacific Northwest while entertaining you with the story of "The Eden Proposition". This tale was riveting. I could not put it down. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was completely enthralled with this story. The author weaves together a little of today's technology with what is possible tomorrow, and suprises the reader with a proposition so serious, and seemingly possible, you are sobered by the consequences. This story should be made into a movie. It's that good.
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