- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 156 KB
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Cantrell Media Company (20 Mar. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004T3G922
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #373,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Venom Kindle Edition
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"Human Legacy Project" is a true work of science fiction, more about the technology than the characters, while "Venom" takes the same technology and universe, and weaves it deftly among the complex development of the characters. Technophiles would probably prefer HLP, but for those readers looking for human struggle, "Venom" is a window into humanity.
Like all of Cantrell's works, the story ends abruptly. Although my first reaction is annoyance, because his books keep me wanting to turn the page, this device adds realism. After all, we never know what will come next in our own stories, which never have resolutions. Somehow, I get the feeling that a lot of his meaning would be lost if he were to write even one more page.
This dark, dystopian novella goes deeper into the origins of the People's Party. Of Cantrell's works, it does a good job of character development. The ending doesn't feel nearly as rushed as his others and there's a good plot line.
I'd recommend this, together with the HLP, for a nice weekend read. Hopefully, there'll be a 3rd one covering what happens afterwards.
As for this installment, the book is well written and like his other short stories, the author dispenses with the pointless character over-development and background detail that is unnecessary. He gets straight to the point and provides enough information to avoid confusion yet is sufficiently vague to allow the reader to come to their own conclusions. all characters are believable and the story is the conspiracy theorist's ideal read.....plausible yet that bit far fetched to avoid instant agreement. Enjoy the read and I hope there are at least a few more!
Each of the protagonists, with core beliefs in his or her own vision of the future, find themselves only a cog in a system that has now taken on a life of its own. Coming together to try to save what is left they must set aside differences in philosophy, class and political differences in a rush to control and limit technical advances that may bring what little is left to an end.
Beautifully written with finesse and style "Venon" is realistic and frightening in its vision of a possible future.
Karen Bryant Doering,
Parents' Little Black Book