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Amped - Daniel H. Wilson
Amped
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Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster. As he did in... show more
Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster. As he did in Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world—or destroy it.Once again, Daniel H. Wilson's background as a scientist serves him well in this technologically savvy thriller that delivers first-rate entertainment, as Wilson takes the "what if" question in entirely unexpected directions. Fans of Robopocalypse are sure to be delighted, and legions of new fans will want to get "amped" this summer.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385535151 (0385535155)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
3.0 Review | Amped by Daniel H. Wilson
Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "a...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
4.0 Great villains, annoying hero
This book grabbed me from the first page and I’m thinking Daniel H Wilson is quickly becoming my favorite new author. I loved reading this from cover to cover. It’s certainly an interesting concept, where we can become ‘amplified’ to enhance ourselves but then you’d have to ask yourselves where th...
Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
3.5 “Change creates fear, and technology creates change. Sadly, most people don’t behave very well when they are afraid.”
--Daniel H. Wilson. Synopsis: In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that ...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 Amped
Daniel H. Wilson specializes in stories in which the use of future technology upends society in some fashion. His intent is not only to tell an exciting story but to also spark discussions among fans about the potential dangers of technology. In Amped though, he fails to achieve his objective to gen...
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it
I really couldn't get into it. I had to force myself to finish. I'm not sure what the problem was. It may be that the character I liked the most didn't last beyond the first few pages. The protagonist wasn't particularly interesting and I didn't care about his problems. It might have been more i...
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