The Departure

The Departure

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Visible in the night sky, the Argus Station, its twin smelting plants like glowing eyes, looks down on nightmare Earth. From Argus, the Committee keep an oppressive control: citizens are watched by cams systems and political officers, it's a world inhabited by shepherds, reader guns, razor birds and the brutal Inspectorate with its white tiled cells and pain inducers. Soon the Committee will have the power to edit human minds, but not yet, as twelve billion human beings need to die before Earth can be stabilized, but by turning large portions of Earth into concentration camps this is achievable, especially when the Argus satellite laser network comes fully online.
Publisher: San Francisco : Night Shade Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781597804479
Branch Call Number: SCI ASHER-N
Characteristics: 380 pages ; 23 cm


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May 21, 2017

Tedious to the extreme.... interrupted by periodic right-wing political soap-box lectures by the author. Not worth your time.

May 08, 2015

50 pages of reading were enough to discourage reading onward. The author writes of a dark dystopian earth with corrupt leadership set up like straw men ready for the underdog protagonist to mow down with gratuitous violence. Recommended alternative: In this dark vein, the excellent "Hunger Games" book & movie series better engages us in the story emotionally.

Feb 09, 2015

great book


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