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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read. A whole future culture defined...,
I read this over four days of intensive sessions and I was highly impressed. The author describes a very possible future in loving detail. He doesn't make the mistake of trying to delineate every detail from the start but lovingly (and with great literary style) builds your knowledge of this new world bit by bit throughout. I was highly impressed with the sheer creativity...
Published 22 months ago by Allan Edward Tierney

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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit less of the Harry Potter tricks required I think.
The idea behind this collection of stories is quite good but the plot attempting to hold the whole thing together is too weak. I had the feeling too may times that the author was creating a one paragraph back story to introduce another unlikely scenario - e.g. an American character actually happened to be English and had met with Alan Turing as she happened to be studying...
Published 14 months ago by Paul


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read. A whole future culture defined...,, 2 Sep 2012
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I read this over four days of intensive sessions and I was highly impressed. The author describes a very possible future in loving detail. He doesn't make the mistake of trying to delineate every detail from the start but lovingly (and with great literary style) builds your knowledge of this new world bit by bit throughout. I was highly impressed with the sheer creativity of the author in many respects, the new concepts he came up with, the wonderful language he uses to describe them and always and ever the reality with which you can almost touch this created world.

The first 80% or so of this book I simply loved. When it came to the later part, the chronicles following each identity I began to feel there was perhaps a little too much detail. These will however be a mine of information for those who wish to delve ever deeper into the characters in greater depth.

When it finally came time for the ending I was not disappointed. The author did a wonderful job of drawing all the diverse stories together and provided an epic and believable ending with plenty of twists and turns.

I would recommend this to anyone who loves good sci-fi. Mr Mather has clearly spent a huge amount of time getting his storyline and ideas in place and it shows. And, at the price it's a "why not?" buy... You will feel completely immersed in a new world. And it is unlikely you will ever forget the experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars breaking new ground, 2 April 2014
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I was very impressed by this book, it took me to new places. It was not so much some of the tech involved, metaverses, nanotechnology, VR and AR but what these will bring in changes to how people live and even what it means to be human. The story, plot and characters are all engrossing though there is probably room for the author to draw the characters in more depth. I am looking forward to the sequel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good example of Cyber Sci-Fi, 23 Feb 2014
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Gave it 4 stars rather than 5 because I did not feel it entirely tied up all the loose ends.But very enjoyable anyway
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1984 for 2014, 15 Feb 2014
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Very interesting and scarily prophetic book about our possible "phuture"!! Is this the way the world is headed? Well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good, 30 Jan 2014
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really catching story from page one. only problem is I now end up with tons more questions than answers... But I really liked it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just watch out for James!!!, 29 Jan 2014
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Loved the book a but confusing to start with but as most books start it built up and pace you understand how the story goes and you also know how Jimmy/James play a major part in the story.
Definitely recommend this book if you are sci-fi nut
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5.0 out of 5 stars Human digital interface, 27 Jan 2014
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Good read. Stories seemed separate at first but tied together really well, coping with the different perspectives of the same events. Eye opener to the possibilities.... IF, and it s a big if, the mind can be interfaced so fluently with the digital realm. Hope the Atopian world is revisited
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rather unsettling but brilliant novel, 26 Jan 2014
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this gripping scifi story takes technology to a new and frightening level. Mind blowing, literally.....a recommended read for all mind benders!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, cleverly written book., 22 Jan 2014
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I picked this up on a whim when it kept appearing on my recommended list, and boy am I glad I did!

The Atopia Chronicles starts deceptively slowly, with the air of a collection of short, moral stories rather than a novel. The more you read, the more the stories become entwined in a conspiracy of a huge scale, and if anyone sees the plot twist coming at the end they're much more astute than I!

Thoroughly recommended and unlike others, I hope this is just the start of the story and it continues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting read, 11 Jan 2014
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At times this book was a little complex for me, but overall it is an interesting, adventurous sci fi story.
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