Influx - Daniel Suarez

Influx

By Daniel Suarez

  • Release Date: 2014-02-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 368 Ratings

Description

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez imagines a chilling future where technological advances are held hostage by the government in this thriller that perfectly blends “nail-biting suspense with accessible science” (Publishers Weekly).

Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity—a triumph that will revolutionize the field of physics and change the future. But instead of acclaim, Grady’s lab is locked down by a covert organization known as the Bureau of Technology Control.

The bureau’s mission: suppress the truth of sudden technological progress and prevent the social upheaval it would trigger. Because the future is already here. And it’s rewards are only for a select few.

When Grady refuses to join the BTC, he’s thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison housing other doomed rebel intellects. Now, as the only hope to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age, Grady and his fellow prisoners must try to expose the secrets of an unimaginable enemy—one that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making.

Reviews

  • This was a really fun read, I found myself reading well into the night!

    5
    By CommanderErwin42
    A must read if you enjoyed Daemon and Freedom!
  • Really well done

    5
    By Livermore-Dad
    I enjoyed Daemon, freedom and kill decision. I picked this one up sometime ago but didn’t get passed page 84, fast forward a year,2,3?? And I picked it back up and could hardly put it down, really enjoyed it. I think I initially was not clear how this fit , but that was my bad. Fun stuff.
  • Influx

    5
    By Sci-Fi Addict
    Daniel Suarez hits his fourth homerun with this book. Great read, I highly recommend it!
  • Solid

    4
    By hakmajik
    Solid book- first I'd read of Daniel Suarez. Definitely in the Michael Crichton Technical Thriller genre. Highlights include a plausible future state technical premise (surrounding Gravity Waves) with a slight detraction (not uncommon to authors) related to "chatty" plot building (aka plot advances found in character dialogue), etc. My biggest grievance with the book? How altogether doltish the arch-antagonist is. Without giving away plot points, I couldn't strike the vision that the arch-antagonis was, in fact, Mandark- from Dexter's Laboratory- fully grown. Everything about his unnuanced personality struck me as off, given his position within the BTC. That's unfortunate as the first portions- including the time spent in prison- were all 5 star.
  • Part great, part silly

    3
    By f7alt
    At the onset, I was thinking high concept....rich...along the lines of Carl Sagan's Contact. The author initially explored multiple layers (technology and its relation to society, conciousness and self determination, etc). Disappointedly, the last half of the book turns into generic manufactured one dimensional drama.
  • Great book

    5
    By Jaxgto
    Very well written for having lots of high tech. Great characters. Technically believable. I look forward to reading more from this writer. I highly recommend it.
  • Really good stuff.

    4
    By Daniel A. Guzman
    I’ve read all of Daniel Suarez’s other stuff, and Influx is definitely another gem of speculative fiction. It was a pretty good book from start to finish — the only real flaw is the inevitably-shoehorned-in romance plotline. Then again, it seems no author’s content to avoid the compulsory hetero romance. Shame, but the book’s definitely still worth reading.
  • Outstanding!!

    4
    By The Boogster
    I picked up Daemon some years ago, when it was just published in paperback because the cover notes interested me. Thank God I did! I couldn't wait to read Freedom and have haunted the websites, bookstores and iBooks ever since, waiting for the newest release of Daniel Suarez. Influx keeps the tradition alive with science, technology, philosophy, government, human foibles and weaknesses and the strength and dignity of mankind. Read Influx, you'll love it. Then re-read Kill Decision, Daemon and Freedom slowly and maybe, if we are all very lucky, the next one will be right around the corner. We've lost Mr Clancy but a truly worthy successor is alive and well in Mr Suarez and, like all true successors, he has moved beyond the paths left by his predecessors. Keep up the good work! Thank you!
  • Good read

    4
    By Joshua0pang
    Me = satisfied
  • Awesome read.

    5
    By Glennium
    After fighting through the first chapter, which contained a lot of science I didn't know of; the story then got moving real fast.