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False Idols - Published Version

False Idols - Published Version

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Alex By Alexmgrove Completed

When Sarah Fenton is recruited out of her orphanage into a mysterious government program, she doesn’t realize she’s becoming a central figure in a three-way civil war.

When Nick Lal receives a powerful brain implant for his birthday, he doesn’t realize it will make him a social outcast and enemy of the state.

The world Sarah and Nick grew up in is transforming at catastrophic speed as neurally enhanced youths called Aeons rise to become global oligarchs. The Aeons quickly use their superior intellects and technology to dominate the world economy.

Soon Sarah and Nick find their lives revolving around Laura Mayer, the charismatic and brilliant leader of the Aeons. But is Laura working to save humanity from self-assured destruction, as she maintains to Nick? Or is she a manipulative psychopath, as Sarah’s military handlers insist? 

The United States is torn three ways by a power struggle between the decrepit political institutions in Washington, the destabilizing technology of the Aeons, and a religious revolution in Texas. Soon, Nick and Sarah find themselves serving opposing factions. Will they be able to bridge the chasms of distrust that separate them and save the country from collapse?

False Idols is the first novel in the Aeon science fiction trilogy by Alexis Grove.

  • brain
  • future
  • genetic
  • implants
  • mindwave
  • scifi
  • war
PeterShilkey PeterShilkey May 08, 2017
This is a really cool concept. I was first thinking her battle with the reactor/programs defenses was a metaphor but it's real? Adds an awesome element
13riddhi 13riddhi Jul 19, 2016
Wow! The first part is just amazing! Very interesting I feel like finishing the whole book in one day! :) 💞
SeunOdukoya SeunOdukoya Jan 02, 2016
This is good. Really good. I'm rooting for the hacker chick - even though she'll willingly put innocents in harm's way.
                              
                              Good. Thanks for sharing.
LeBaronGrand LeBaronGrand Dec 24, 2015
awesome start the military terms and the fight scenes so realistic i love it
- - Jun 16, 2016
Aweeeeeeesome imagery. It's really difficult to describe fantastical transformations like this, but you did a wonderful job. I could visualize everything perfectly!
jonniemaxted jonniemaxted Sep 22, 2016
Uranium 235 reactors can have runaway reactions because they need to be near their critical mass(think a fired nuke burning slowly) to be efficient, thorium still has that risk but would require a larger mass than is needed for fission.