Jon Grady expects the Nobel Prize when he discovers how to reflect gravity. Instead, he is kidnapped by the Bureau of Technology Control. For decades BTC’s driven personnel have hoarded inventions they feel would negatively impact social stability: fusion, AIs, the list seems endless. When Jon is condemned to the tortuous Hibernity prison he is determined to free its inventors and their inventions from BTC’s control…
This book gives a surreal but real feel to the near future. For instance, Suarez writes of how it would feel to fall upwards. The plot contains chases and futuristic weapons in action while encouraging thought about several areas. What makes people human, should inventions ever be restricted and what about genetic enhancements? Jon is an outsider with an unusual way of looking at the world facing off against a megalomaniac dictator distorted by his own purpose. The reader gets a look at science through Jon’s eyes and the intelligence community through several characters. Influx could be a match for those looking for action mixed with thought, conspiracies involving technology and/or intelligence agencies, and/or a thriller set in the near future.
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Suarez suggests reading books such as Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku.