This is the sequel to the New York Times best-selling Wool series. It combines the three Shift books into a single audiobook in order to save the listener a few bucks. The saga concludes with Dust, which will be available in late 2013.
In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate.
In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event.
At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall - and the ability to forget it ever happened.
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Ronnie is a Congressman in the influence sphere of one Senator Thurmond of Georgia. The Senator has a view of the world coming to an end and Ronnie becomes an unwitting instrument in his plan to accelerate it. It appears that DNA tuned attack nanites are the big scare of tomorrow therefore the survivors must live in Silos underground when they are not cryogenically suspended with the help of other nanites.
When Silos become unmanageable they are...reset. This is an excellent piece of literature painting a vision of how a few men controlling too much power can send us all swirling down the toilet bowl. I thoroughly enjoyed this work. Five out of Five.
Different from the first one. More cerebral. More surprising. A little darker. And in today's political climate, not nearly so far fetched.
This book is weaving the story together with the events in the first book. The overall concepts make much more sense now.. Excellent Read..
Shift is one scary story. Or more accurately at least four scary stories. It tells how the system of silos came to be built. It hints at why, without ever being quite clear.
It tells the story of Donald Keene, a young congressman from South Carolina, beholden to a senior senator from Georgia – an old family friend – for his election. Donald was educated as an architect, and the senator gets him into drawing up plans for a pet project he is trying to get passed – supposedly a nuclear waste storage facility. The part Donald is working on is supposed to be an emergency facility for the project workers to retreat to in case there is an accident.
It tells the story of “Troy” who is awakened in Silo 1 some 60 years later to find himself the head of all the silos. He must preside over the collapse of the first of the silos. He also struggles with trying to remember who he really is. Evidently, drugs they are giving him, supposedly to help with the effects of having been cryogenically frozen are affecting his memory. He decides to stop taking them.
It tells the story of the big uprising in Silo 18. It tells of how Troy, who now remembers that he was really Donald Keene, is awakened again, this time out of the ‘deep freeze’ from which he was never supposed to be awakened again to help figure out a solution to the problem of the recurring uprisings in that silo.
It tells the story of the downfall of Silo 17 and of one of the few survivors’ transformation from Jimmy Parker into Solo.
It shows us again that when it comes to the Silo universe, the way you think things are turn out not to be the way they really are at all. And it is much too easy to believe that the people who could engineer a similar scenario are already walking among us.
Más que la historia sobre la profundidad de un silo es la historia sobre la oscura profundidad humana, el debate del poder, el miedo y el conocimiento como armas de sos filos.
As the second omnibus to the 3 book series, this book quickly grabs your attention and brings new light and perspective to everything you thought you had figured out in "Wool". I highly recommend this entire series to anyone, not just dystopian survival readers!
this was a great book that I recommended to any sci-fi fan. the narration is spectacular and the characters are very relatable. definitely worth picking up
Boring boring boring boring boring really boring and then some boring wow pot gold ran
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