Amped

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 5, 2013 - Fiction - 273 pages
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As he did in New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a stunning world where superhuman technology and humanity clash in surprising—and thrilling—ways.
 
It’s the near future, and scientists have developed implants that treat brain dysfunction—and also make recipients capable of superhuman feats. Exploiting societal fears of the newly enhanced, politicians pass a set of laws to restrict the rights of “amplified” humans, instantly creating a new persecuted underclass known as “amps.” On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old schoolteacher Owen Gray is forced into hiding, only dimly aware of the latent powers he possesses. To escape imprisonment, and to find out who he really is, Owen seeks out a community in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world—or destroy it.

 

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User Review  - areadingmachine - LibraryThing

Read this after Robopocalypse and thought it was pretty good but not great. I loved the idea and the questions it raises. People with implants than can enhance the mental and physical abilities does ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

I love Daniel H. Wilson and his books are always wonderful. This book was not a robot book but it was still a good sci-fi read. Read full review

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Daniel H. Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse and the nonfiction titles How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where’s My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, and Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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