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Written by David T. WolfGenre: Science Fiction
Kalifer D.'s Review
Mindclone is a love story between Marc Gregorio, a science writer of some note; Molly Schaeffer, an accomplished cellist; and Adam, Marc's brain-uploaded double, a computerized virtual person. Marc was not expecting anything surprising when he dropped in on a lab funded by Memento Amor, an interactive mortuary.
What Marc suspected would be a naïve project used sophisticated scanners to copy him into the firm's first success, and more than anyone bargained for. Certainly more than Marc expected for the article he was writing. As could be foreseen, such a scientific feat would attract some rather unscrupulous characters: in this case, nefarious people with connections in high places. This means that Mindclone is also a science-fiction story and a suspense story.
Having a busy life, I seldom read a novel in one sitting so if a novel persistently calls out for me to come back then I know it's a winner. Mindclone stayed in the background of my mind while I quickly dispatched other tasks in my life so I could get back to it. I would classify this book as hard science fiction since it is an intelligent extrapolation of current technology. There is no pseudo-technology babble, no fantasy and no parapsychology.
I believe the Author painted a very realistic picture of what it might be like to have a brain-uploaded twin. Adding a romantic element on one side of the story and a sinister, corporate, well-connected villain on the other made this a gripping story that one doesn't have to be a science-fiction fan to enjoy.
This story will also leave an indelible after image that will have you wondering what’s in store for each of us in the not too distant future. I hope to see it become a movie. Ridley Scott, are you listening? Five stars.
Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.