This is the first book I have read by Carl Lee. It was exciting and full of unexpected twists. This extra-long novel kept me turning pages to the very end. You think that you know how every apocalyptic novel is going to end, but this one really surprised me. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. I even took a half a day off work Saturday to finish reading it. Sometimes what we see and how we see things make for a perception gone askew. I think that this is exactly what is going on in the authors mind. Things that seem familiar and are familiar are strange indeed. I recommend this read to anyone who loves Sci-Fi.
"The men who maintain the Dupe go to great lengths to ensure they keep enough of every molecule suspended in that cloud to duplicate more than just food."
Brian was prone to wait on what others said and did before he was comfortable participating. He'd rather observe than contribute. Yes he had friends, like Danny and Pete, but he really was more of a loner.
Growing up at One-O-Seven was difficult for someone like Brian, he did not like being fenced in. Against all odds, Brian makes the discovery of a lifetime. A discovery even the inventor of the Dupe, Dr. Stan Swanson never figured out, but that wasn't enough for Brian. He had to test it. He had to Dupe himself. Much to his shock, it worked. Now he's in a race with himself to save mankind.