Spectra

Paperback | June 27, 2011

byJoanne Elder

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:June 27, 2011Publisher:MuseItUp PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927085101

ISBN - 13:9781927085103

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Generation of Science Fiction Thriller When intelligent life in the form of pure energy is discovered light years away from Earth by an exploratory mine crew, it is clear that something special has been found. These peaceful beings are pure, distinct from everything else we have ever encountered. Their very existence may in fact provide greater insight into the nature of the human soul. Moreover, these newfound life-forms can give those with whom they come into contact an increased mental capacity. Now, cognition beyond our wildest dreams is made possible through our interaction with this species, and a rogue group of scientists is hellbent on tapping into that dangerous potential to the fullest extent. And it comes at an alarming cost... The battle lines have been drawn, and only two people can circumvent the genocide of an entire species, but they are willing to risk anything in order to end the violence. The quest for life takes a frightening turn as the line between genius and insanity blurs a little more. What must be lost in order for us to see? Our ability to perceive and to protect the sanctity of life is tested in Spectra, the latest novel from Joanne Elder. Elder, a native of Ontario, worked for several years as a professional engineer in the aeronautical industry. Thereafter, she worked in the field of nuclear research. She has published many technical papers in her time, but now she has a new passion: setting in motion the advent of the new generation of science fiction thrillers. Spectra is the result of Elder's love for both science and thrilling fictional works. The novel is fast-paced and captivating, an excellent book for any fan of classic or contemporary science fiction. If you enjoy thrillers with a strong foundation in science fiction, Spectra comes highly recommended. Finally, it should be noted that, in honor of her father, a World War II veteran, Elder is donating half of all her e-book royalties to Alzheimer's research. Check out Spectra, in bookstores now, or, for more information about this title and/or the author, visit http://museituppublishing.com/musepub/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120&Itemid=82http://museituppublishing.com/musepub/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120&Itemid=82.
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book of 2011! Spectra is the best book I have read this year and what is truly surprising is that its the first effort from an exciting new writer. The story was gripping and original. I finished the book in three days and I was disappointed that it was over. Elder's engineering background adds credibility to the story. I am looking forward to her follow-up book next year.
Date published: 2011-07-05