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The God Wave: A Novel (The God Wave Trilogy)

by Patrick Hemstreet

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A group of scientists and research subjects experiment with using brain waves to cause physical outcomes on objects, computer programs, etc. Their research is promising enough that they set up a company to further the research and exploit its practical applications. Some of the subjects develop abilities that are way beyond the original scope of the experiments. Naturally their work attracts the attention of a shadowy governmental operation that hires them to train its operatives. Of course this doesn't end well. The build up in this book is somewhat slow but the last 20% or so has a lot of action, and then it just ends.

As the author's first book, it's not the most artfully drafted book I've ever read, but it was entertaining. This sci fi thriller is the first of a trilogy and so far I'm interested enough to want to continue with the second book. Unfortunately, that's pretty much required, since nothing is resolved here. This book is just a set up for the next book and ends with a cliff hanger. Enter shadowy organization number 2. ( )
  fhudnell | Mar 10, 2017 |
Neuroscientist Chuck Brenton made an astounding breakthrough in his research when he discovered the key to accessing the prodigious dormant power of the brain. A providential meeting with mathematician Matt Streegman results in the two joining forces in a project that aims to allow people to control machines with their minds. Succeeding beyond their wildest expectations, Chuck wants their nascent company, Forward Kinetics, to devote itself to humanitarian work while Matt sees dollar signs and brokers a deal with a clandestine government agency.
When it appears that their fledgling company is in danger of having its technology appropriated, Chuck uncovers the true nature of the Deep Shield organization and that knowledge spirals them into a desperate battle for survival.

While astute science fiction readers will appreciate the technology woven into this well-written tale, they will easily foresee major events before they unfold. The well-drawn characters add much to the narrative and, despite moments of predictability, the continually-building tension and suspenseful plot twists keep the pages turning to the unexpected ending. Once begun, readers are likely to find this novel difficult to set aside before turning the last page.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | May 7, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062419501, Hardcover)

A team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fiction—Limitless meets James Rollins—that combines spirituality and science in an inventive, mind-blowing fashion.

For decades, scientists have speculated about the untapped potential of the human brain. Now, neuroscientist Chuck Brenton has made an astonishing breakthrough. He has discovered the key—the crucial combination of practice and conditioning—to access the incredible power dormant in ninety percent of our brains. Applying his methods to test subjects, he has stimulated abilities that elevate brain function to seemingly “godlike” levels.

These extraordinary abilities can transform the world, replacing fear and suffering with tranquility and stability. But in an age of increasing militarization, corporate exploitation, and explosive technological discovery, a group of influential power brokers are determined to control Brenton’s new superbeings for their own manipulative ends—and their motives may be far from peaceful.

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"A team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fiction--Limitless meets James Rollins--that combines spirituality and science in an inventive, mind-blowing fashion. For decades, scientists have speculated about the untapped potential of the human brain. Now, neuroscientist Chuck Brenton has made an astonishing breakthrough. He has discovered the key--the crucial combination of practice and conditioning--to access the incredible power dormant in ninety percent of our brains. Applying his methods to test subjects, he has stimulated abilities that elevate brain function to seemingly "godlike" levels. These extraordinary abilities can transform the world, replacing fear and suffering with tranquility and stability. But in an age of increasing militarization, corporate exploitation, and explosive technological discovery, a group of influential power brokers are determined to control Brenton's new superbeings for their own manipulative ends--and their motives may be far from peaceful"--… (more)

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