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5+ stars for Quantum Crystal by Rob Shackleford #sciencefiction #scifi #dystopian #bookreview

Title: Quantum Crystal

Author: Rob Shackleford

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian

Book Blurb:

Is humanity evolving?

Today, millions suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress due to warfare, car accidents and violence.

In response to this global epidemic, pioneering medical researchers develop a new treatment that is seen to produce outstanding results. Dubbed the ‘Quantum Crystal’, the treatment is soon rolled out for many of the maladies that affect modern humanity.

But is this treatment all it is purported to be, or are deeper changes under way?

‘Quantum Crystal’ examines the efforts of victim support group, The Staff, to rollout the Quantum Crystal to a deeply divided humanity and the inevitable violent opposition to change.

My Review:

Whoa, this science fiction book has me fearing the future. If everything written here really happens, I don’t know if we’ll survive. The author takes us into the not-too-distant future where scores of people are suffering from brain injuries. What happens next is mind-blowing. Talk about a book I couldn’t stop reading.

The world-building truly takes this book to an epic level. It blends classic scifi and dystopian which I loved. The author creates a world that is eerily familiar yet unknown. Every aspect of the setting is brilliant.

The characters are well-written and relatable. I found myself engrossed in their lives and what they’re going through. The narration really brings home the idea of human evolution and the consequences it brings. I connected with the characters. So well done.

The author writes with purpose and weaves a story worth contemplating. He takes modern news headlines and flips it on its head. I read late into the night and whenever I got a chance. Addictive? Yes. Creepy? Yes. A treatise on humanity today? Definitely!

If you’re looking for an original story, pick up Quantum Crystal. It’ll make you think twice about where big pharma is taking humanity.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

An English-born Australian, Rob Shackleford has lived in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, with a varied career that has included Customs Officer, Scuba Instructor, College Teacher and management roles in too many places.

With degrees in the Arts and Business, he is mad keen on travel, Scuba diving, Family History, martial arts, astronomy, and playing Djembe and Congas. Despite that, he is actually not that boring.

Rob is father of two and has made his green escape with his lovely lady to Tamborine Mountain in Australia’s Gold Coast hinterland.

Social Media Links: rob_shackleford_

twitter: @robshackleford

Youtube: Rob Shackleford@robshackleford8307

Reviewed by: Sam


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