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Conception: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller (Perfectible Animals Book 1) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Thomas Norwood
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Présentation de l'éditeur



The year is 2065. Environmental and social chaos are destroying all life on earth. Food supplies have dwindled to almost nothing. The wealthiest live in gated cities; everyone else ekes out an existence in gang-ruled shanty towns.

Michael Khan, a geneticist struggling to save his wife from a deadly virus, is recruited by a secret organization to engineer the next stage in the evolution of Homo sapiens: highly immune to disease and extremely cooperative.

When the military learns of his research, they hire him to help create a bio-weapon to be used against invading forces. However, the military has its own agenda, and Michael soon learns that nobody, not even his own government, can be trusted.

What reviewers say:

"...researched to perfection. A great read full of intelligent concepts backed by science. It could be a blockbuster movie." - M. Fields-Kasuba, Amazon reviewer

"One of our top pick science fiction novels for 2013" - Matt Stout,

"Perfectible Animals by Thomas Norwood is a unique combination; a scientific thriller in a dystopian world with an ethical conscience. What starts out as a book about a man trying to help his sick wife, turns into a thrilling ride of secrets, new age religion, genetics, bio-terrorism, love and accountability." - Shawnda Blake, Goodreads reviewer.

"This was a riveting book and I found myself reading late into the night, and then getting up an hour before I usually start working just to finish it." - S.G., Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer.

"If you have not yet read "Perfectible Animals" I suggest you do so now and you can thank me later." - Avatheps, Amazon Reviewer

"High quality science fiction. This work is very imaginative, fast-paced, and very well written. I highly recommend that you read this book." - Jim in Rochester, Amazon Reviewer.

"I read this book all the way through before putting it down, much to the dismay of my family..." - Maverick, Amazon Reviewer.

"An incredibly well-written, compelling story." - Angel, Amazon Reviewer.

"Cogent, effective, credible - everything a near futurist could wish for. Good science woven into a frighteningly credible sociological prediction and engagingly drawn characters with a delightful ending twist. Loved it." - Bart, Amazon Reviewer.

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Biographie de l'auteur

Thomas Norwood grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He spent most of his twenties traveling the world and trying not to take things too seriously, and most of his thirties trying to make up for lost time by taking everything way too seriously. As he approaches forty, he hopes he can find a happy balance. Thomas currently lives in the Yarra Valley with his wife and two cats along with a large assortment of native animals. His house runs on solar power and rainwater, and his vegetable garden is slowly improving. Although he's not actively preparing for an apocalypse, he thinks you can never be too careful! You can visit his website at

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1201 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 324 pages
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  • Editeur : Global Activision Limited; Édition : 3 (30 mars 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00G190NXS
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Dystopian non-thriller 23 avril 2014
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This certainly did not thrill me. Undoubtedly a good premise but poorly written. Perhaps the sequels will be better, if written.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A technothriller, Government conspiracy, dystopian society, apocalypse in the making, must read novel. 21 novembre 2013
Par Avatheps - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I got this book from Amazon as a kindle version. As usual, I had read several reviews of the story, both bad and good. I decided that it had enough merit even as a first novel, I am so glad I did because not only did I get a whale of a great read, but have been introduced to a new author with the potential to provide me with years of reading pleasure.

I started this book with a wee bit of trepidation when I discovered that it is written in the first person style. Normally I prefer to read from the side of an onlooker telling the tale. I quickly put my fears aside though as I progressed. By the end of the first couple of chapters, I was firmly hooked and read straight through till I was finished with the entire book.

The story is basically about Dr. Michael Kahn, a geneticist, striving to find a cure for his wife Annie, who is dying slowly of HIV-4. As the tale proceeds Mr. Norwood weaves complex government plots and corporate evil doings into the tale. It is so real that you find yourself comparing what you are reading with what we seem to be experiencing in our own lives these days.

Medical technology abounds in this novel laced with gene splicing, bio engineering, and futuristic medical meddling much of which is very much happening now, but taken to new levels by Mr. Norwood's masterful technique. At no time did I feel the tale dragging or lacking in exciting details. It is full of characters of all ilks, some of which you will love, and others you will hate.

The single downside to this book is that it ended. On an up note however, the author has spilled the beans and admitted to a sequel which will be finished sometime in 2014. I for one have already signed up to receive notice of its arrival on the market. If you have not yet read "Perfectible Animals" I suggest you do so now and you can thank me later.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Genetic alteration for survival 16 novembre 2013
Par David A. Bates - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
This one has it all. Post-apocalyptic disaster, environmental upheaval, government conspiracies... What's not to like? Without giving too much away, the plot involves a group of scientists attempting to develop a new species of human that is resistant to all types of disease and can therefore repopulate the Earth after a series of apocalyptic disasters, both natural and man-made, deplete the human race. As if it isn't bad enough that disease and ecological disasters take their turns at killing us off, the same governments that are committing genocide on their own people are attempting to stop these scientists from doing their work. It is often hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys here, but the theme of an evil central government following their own agenda and lying about it, while nothing new in fiction, is presented here with a slightly different slant. Wars are not necessarily country vs country or government vs government but is more often country vs industrial megaconglomerate.
I liked the premise of this book. The scary part is that it may be a vision into our own future if we don't change our ways. I gave it four stars because I really liked the book and five stars are not given easily, at least not from me. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Haunting, Surprisingly Powerful Debut Novel 21 octobre 2013
Par Ezra L. - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Thomas Norwood has written a powerful, heartfelt, conflicted novel about where we are headed as a species, the vested interests that seem to propel us there at ever-quicker speeds and how we might avoid that unpleasant destination. Written in the voice of preeminent geneticist Michael Khan, Norwood explores how one scientist seeking to solve Homo Sapiens' existential and ecological juggernauts ultimately must face his biggest challenges within his own conscience. Can he change humanity's destiny by genetic means? Should he even try? Are we worth saving from ourselves - or are we genetically predisposed to avarice and self-interest and therefore doomed to destroy ourselves?

The big picture doesn't get much bigger than this, yet Norwood manages to keep it specific and focused on a dystopian near-future world as experienced by Michael, his ailing wife Annie, their coterie of friends and colleagues, and their struggles with the morally bankrupt upper echelons of government, business, and the military. Constantly pitting public interest vs. private, free will vs. genetic destiny, and amoral means vs. moral ends, Norwood has painted a haunting portrait of our future and spins a tense, dramatic tale that asks questions that are hard to answer.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Sci Fi that gripes you 10 mars 2014
Par Rhonda Ahrens - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
I have been reading a lot of YA so I decided to go back to this first time authors science fiction. I received the book for free from Mr. Norwood as an ebook thru GoodReads promo. I am not a huge Sci Fi fan but I enjoyed the Australian setting, the plot (I wanted to know what happened to Michael Khan) and the genetic engineering concept. I would have given it 5 stars but I did feel all the clinical testing got in the way of the story. Thanks Thomas Norwood I can tell you poured your heart and soul into this novel. I look forward to the sequel!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 a very readable new author 28 décembre 2013
Par I__Know - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The simple and believable premise upon which the book is based is what makes it a good read. My negative feedback is that IMHO there are times when the narrative style needs to move from the first person.

Great to read about Melbourne.
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