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  • Title: Amped
  • Author: Daniel H. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780385535151
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 CAs 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 rud, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world or destroy it.
    Amped 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 te

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    1. Amped is the latest offering from Portland, Oregon s best selling author Daniel H Wilson DHW is most known for his previous works How to Survive a Robot Uprising and Robopacalypse Neither of which this reviewer has read Meet Owen Gray schoolteacher, former epileptic, son of an implant doctor, implantee In short, he s an amp A growing class of citizens who for one reason or another has had a medical implant surgically placed into their brains Amps are convenientlyrreasily identified by a small ma [...]

    2. Oddly enough, I had this really weird impression that it was a YA novel from start to finish even though I know, objectively, that the MC is a school teacher It s just the feel of it.That being said, it wasn t bad In fact, it kinda had the whole Little Brother vibe to it, at least when it came to the fear mongering and the whole oppressive society bits mixed with high tech to fight it.The augmented humans, the Amped, the transhumans, are smarter, faster, naturally capable, and they re also on t [...]

    3. Okay This review will be a little bitBiased, i suppose is the word.This is because i believe that Mr Wilson wrote Amped with teenage boys men as his target audience.And i m a girl.Not even, like, a nerdy cool girl.I mean, i like dresses and make up and ponies.But here are my thoughts on the book Mr Wilson had a very firm grasp on what he wanted this book to be about The plotline was very thought out, and it had those threads that connect to each other later on in the story that make ou go, OH WH [...]

    4. I dug the tech but didn t give a shit about the main character, or really any of the characters at all Wilson tries hard to show us how frightening technology without humanity behind it can be, but he forgot to give us compelling humans Maybe he just prefers writing about robots.

    5. Thrilled to have an Amped ARC Started it this morning, wrote lesson plans all afternoon, and finished off friday night by devouring the rest of the book SciFi Dystopia fans will enjoy this book I sure did I m feeling a little Orson Scott Card, Empire, similarity Hints of Terminator and Matrix The Senator MUST have been modeled after Rick SantorumSo far, the story and writing is simpler than in Robopocalypse, but beautiful in its simplicity The character doesn t seem quite fully developed, but un [...]

    6. Amped by Daniel H WilsonA Neural Autofocus MK 4 Brain Implant has been placed into a portion of the populations temple These implants help control some medical deficiencies and disabilities such as seizures and learning impairments Along with the success comes experimentation One happens to be a military chip instilled into a dozen humans which increases strength, intelligence, and agility A movement begins when normal humans no longer feel comfortable living among the altered which are now call [...]

    7. Pretty good futuristic twist on mind expansion An interesting premise on how intelligence would bring world peace.

    8. The idea had so much potential, but it was never realized in a melodramatic mess with a dumb ass main character, ludicrous romantic thread, a plot straight from a bad comic book.Humans get amped , implants that turn a few from morons to fairly intelligent occasionally genius , stop epilepsy, such Most don t do much except allow them to function normally.A politician is pulling McCarthy Era tactics on them using religion, fear of them taking jobs, being other than human as a reason to target them [...]

    9. I m having a hard time writing a review for Amped On the one hand, it s an engrossing look at the human condition What makes us human What happens when that definition changes Will humans ever evolve past their fear of that which is different While the book may not provide answers to those questions, it does provide a glimpse into a near future when those questions come into play in the most visceral and dramatic of fashions.The story revolves around an issue which is coming into play even today [...]

    10. Daniel Wilson has a background in robotics, and that is blatantly clear from the book His descriptions of technology particularly of the amp are very plausible so Wilson deserves credit as a futurist I also give him credit for imagining what impact technology can have on society fear, alienation, social disparity, etc But he is not a good author and that becomes painfully obvious as you slog your way through the book.My criticisms view spoiler 1 The protagonist, Owen, is extremely annoying His i [...]

    11. I m always up for a good science fiction ethical quagmire, and I enjoyed Robopocalypse, so Amped seemed like a decent bet It wasn t until I was 80 some pages in that I recognized something amiss Apparently the world of Amped has next to zero women I don t usually spend my time calculating the demographic composition of characters in a novel, but Amped was so egregiously male it was impossible not to notice Because I expect to be accused of exaggerating, I went back through the book page by page [...]

    12. It s a quick read, but it won t be long until you realize it s a story you ve heard before s sort of like eating a rice cake No real substance It struck me as the sort of novel written for the sole purpose of being turned into a movie Though unlike Robopocalypse, there s nothing remotely fresh about the premise of Amped In fact, it s like reading a book about superheroes where you don t care about any of the superheroes.Owen thought he was an ordinary guy who had an implant to control his epilep [...]

    13. As a fan of Wilson s work Roboapocalypse and Robogenesis I was looking forward to reading this book, and boy was I not disappointed Portraying a world I feel we aren t too far away from, Wilson weaves a fascinating tale of implanted super humans and the consequences this brings Amped RRP 19.99 from Simon and Schuster Australia opens a few years after people have started receiving implants for both medical reasons and pure enhancement Owen Gray has received an implant in his brain from his father [...]

    14. Amped is okay A quick read A bit obvious Well, than a bit I love the idea of the technology, and it is gripping enough to keep you reading right to the end if you don t question it too much, but the characters are all pretty much non entities and there is precisely one female character present throughout the book, and she s just the obligatory love interest.I read it really, really fast because there isn t really much there A bit disappointing.

    15. Although I ve had a copy of Robopocalypse on my shelf since it was released last year, it never quite made it to the top of my TBR pile That is an issue I plan to rectify soon, based on the fact that Amped turned out to be one of my favourite reads of 2012.This is a book that works on two levels it s both a thoroughly enjoyable adventure and a deeply thoughtful look at class warfare and social prejudice Wilson has previously been compared favourably to Michael Crichton, and based on this, I can [...]

    16. Worth the read.The story is pretty paint by numbers This book suffers from the same problems that robopocalypse did Intimate scenes are traded for larger set pieces and we rush through them to get to the information needed for the next scene Characters interact a bit unnaturally and nothing is really rooted properly None of the setups necessarily pay off, they just disappear That being said, it is worth the read The scenes are fun though emotionally empty It plays like a summer movie waiting for [...]

    17. Combines the worst aspects of the novelization of a video game and someone trying to bait a movie deal.Meaningless levels of technology, lousy characters, a transparent betrayal as final crisis It s kind of amazing this is getting the buzz and sales that it is Hell, that it got published.Two great things going for it 1 It s short No than three hours reading.2 Seriously, one good thing Wilson intersperses legal language with chapters that move the plot forward but also reflect the larger implica [...]

    18. Wow Amped by Daniel H Wilson is a great and thought provoking book It hits the ground running and hardly pauses for breath.The book opens with a twenty nine year old math teacher perched on the roof of his high school, pleading with one of his students not to jump It s some time not too far in the future Medical implants called amps are in use throughout the world At first, they were used to control epileptic seizures and artificial limbs Then a government program brought them to children and ot [...]

    19. Three and a Half star Sci Fi This is a dark, and entirely convincing post apocalyptic sci fi piece, which is probably why I didn t like it as much as Robopocalypse Call me goofy, but I insist even my End Times dramas come with some cheeky humor and unforgettable one liners, if only to break the monotony of the otherwise dark and dreary world being portrayed with relentless, grim determination Something the author gave us in spades in Robopocalypse but fails to do here Maybe he thought by losing [...]

    20. Some of the very best science fiction explores the unintended consequences of breakthroughs in technology, and not those that are merely fanciful but advances that can be seen years ahead by observers of contemporary science Amped is such a book.Amped ventures into the near future sometime around 2030, it seems to depict American society in upheaval over the brain implants installed in half a million of its least fortunate citizens The implants amplify the brains of the elderly and infirm, accid [...]

    21. Want to Buy a Better Brain Better Think Twice Some of the very best science fiction explores the unintended consequences of breakthroughs in technology, and not those that are merely fanciful but advances that can be seen years ahead by observers of contemporary science Amped is such a book.Amped ventures into the near future sometime around 2030, it seems to depict American society in upheaval over the brain implants installed in half a million of its least fortunate citizens The implants ampli [...]

    22. Review of Amped by Daniel H Wilson.I don t like to give away spoilers, and I m not very good at traditional book reviews, so I ll just give you the highlights about what I liked about Amped While the characters in the novel have a wide range of implants, it s an intriguing thought that even relatively simple intercessions in how our brain works can have big effects an exquisitely timed series of electrical stimulations, gently pushing her mind toward the Beta One wave state.ively amplified her i [...]

    23. Don t take my 4 star rating of this book deter you from reading it I had a really hard time deciding whether or not to give it a 5 star rating Ultimately, I did decide to give it 4 stars but for personal reasons, and what I think a book should offer And now onto the review I loved this book After receiving the ARC for Robopocalypse and devouring it, I was absolutely thrilled to get the ARC of Amped In fact, I started it only 3 hours ago I blew through this novel like a true amp It s a short book [...]

    24. Owen Gray is one of thousands of people who are amps, which is a person with a neural implant For Owen the implant is to control seizures he suffered as a result of an accident he had as a child Others get the implants to boost intelligence, control ADHD, and overcome autism just to name a few uses As the number of amps increase, the backlash starts to grow by pure humans who feel they are at a disadvantage When the Supreme Court rules that amps are not a protected class of people, Owen s world [...]

    25. This book was full of scary possibilities, of technology that is plausible and beliefs and actions that are recognizable This book is Robopocalypse on drugs The author has definitely taken his experience with that book and amped it up a notch.Even though it was easy, and sad, to see how quickly people turn to hate and discrimination, there was a deeper message the people are inherently good People rallied together and looked after one another There seemed to be a message that while there will al [...]

    26. Dr Wilson has delivered again Listen, I know some people are saying oh it s just common fare for the genre, nothing different nothing new etc etc but come on, not everyone is a Herbert or HG Wells Regardless of all the naysayers out there, I think Wilson put together a quick action packed book that I couldn t put down Was it predictable Yes Was it void of deep ethical and philosophical questions some readers demand in every novel they read Yes Most importantly did it thoroughly engulf me for the [...]

    27. The idea of modified humans clashing with non modified humans is a little overplayed in some recent sci fi bits, but this one takes it so much further than all of them The characters in this novel all have very real, fleshed out and flawed personalities, and make their own advancements through the story The language of the book is very organic and natural in itself, and makes the book easy to follow and real The pieces of 3rd Party information from real News Sources in the book brings a wider c [...]

    28. I started this book thinking the concept, of an impending war between technologically enhanced humans and those that are not, was a 4 star concept So many issues about choice and how humans interact with those different from them could be explored Some of these ideas are explored but then abandoned for your basic war thriller and a kinda hokey and too optimistic ending for me For these reasons and plot that gets less engaging even as the action picks up, I give this book only 3 stars It could ve [...]

    29. 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 interesting if it had been a nuanced view but everything was pretty black and white.

    30. DNF Sorry to anyone that Liked this book but I lost interest I was over 1 2 ways in but I just did not care about the characters and the story line was to slow for me I liked some of the concepts and some of the tech was interesting but it was just dragged out and it fell short for me.

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