The Hunt for Pierre Junior - Omnibus
In 2159 you either think Pierre Junior is a myth, a savior or the greatest threat to humankind.
Eight years ago, Pierre Junior was born out of a psionic enhancement program. He escaped immediately after his birth and all attempts to find him failed. Now Pierre is back . . . and he’s taking over the world, one mind at a time.
The Pierre Junior Omnibus combines the books The Hunt for Pierre Jnr, Manifestations and Convergence.
‘He is not an author who leaves the big questions unresolved, but pleasingly unravels the mysteries one by one. The result is an excellent science fiction thriller by an important new voice in Australian speculative fiction.’ — Democracy on steroids
‘… a great set-up, and a strong array of exciting science fiction ideas.’ — Internet of the future weaves a tangled web
The Sydney Morning Herald
‘Henley explores questions, underneath his fast-paced narrative, of the nature of privacy and the rights of the individual, from intrusive technology on the one hand to the development of psi powers on the other.‘ — Putting the science into fiction
‘First impression. Amazing. Second impression. Stunningly amazing.’
Marianne de Pierres
‘…Henley has penned something truly unique, yet at the same time very reminiscent of the great golden age science fiction writer/philosophers such as John Brunner, David Niven or Algis Budrys.’
‘It’s a wiz bang and then more wizzes and bangs until the final (we’re unsure if it’s a wiz or a bang) end.’
The Newtown Review of Books
‘Henley very skilfully presents a wide range of situations and characters and gives a real sense of a vast civilisation under threat…’
‘Henley shows us the now in tomorrow, and as bad as that future looks, the society we fashion today is trending more and more as the reprehensible forerunner that all so blindly shall follow.’
Fantasy Book Review
‘Sometimes authors write a story to tell you a tale, while other times authors will write you a story to show you a world.’
‘A fantastic look at the idea of human prejudice and fear… He [David M Henley] has the potential to be another Peter F Hamilton or Daniel Suarez…’
Alternative Worlds II
The Museum of Unnatural History
Built by the enigmatic Terence Bumbly in the 25th century, the Museum of Unnatural History was a living catalogue of what humans created after ethical constraints were removed. A boy who could levitate before he could crawl; tiny implants that induce drug-free euphoria; revolutions described as `avalanches’ of civilization; SIBs (Superior Intelligence Beings) that have disabled their built-in end dates; naturally occurring biological aberrations; a world where all citizens are required by law to keep at least one prisoner – Bumbly describes a world as real as it is fantastical. With dry humor and masterful understatement, Bumbly explores the ethical dilemmas and unimaginable extremes of human ingenuity that resulted from unchecked technological, biological and social advances. In a world where change is so rapid and so radical, he shows us how experience is destined to be outplayed by ignorance. Since it’s tragic destruction in a conflagration, the curator’s memoir is all we have left of the original museum.
If you enjoy Philip K. Dick, Desmond Morris, Stanislaw Lem, Alain de Botton or Douglas Adams, you can’t afford to miss this book. Lavishly illustrated throughout with drawings from Bumbly’s notebooks.
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