On Sale: 12/03/2019
List Price: 21.99 USD
ISBN 10: 0062890638
Praise for ANYONE
“(Anyone) is fast-paced and suspenseful. Soule’s uncomfortable vision of the future will please readers of cutting-edge speculative fiction. ” —Publishers Weekly
“With his second novel, Anyone, Charles Soule establishes himself as an author that readers of speculative fiction will love for years to come. The book will leave you thinking about gender, power, and what it means to be human for long after the final chapter.” —Jennifer Wright, author of Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes That Fought Them
“Soule has wrapped a sharp, prescient investigation of the human mind inside a breakneck thriller that will have you riveted until the very last twist. Anyone is truly a book for everyone.” —Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M
“I spent much of my childhood inside DARPA, where my father was Deputy Director, and this book captures the imagination and double-edged sword of our greatest scientific leaps. The same technology that can cure the world’s ills might also cause us to spiral into our own greed, selfishness, and vanity. Charles Soule’s Anyone is a remarkable, consequential novel and a terrifying wake-up call.” —Susan Henderson, author of The Flicker of Old Dreams
“Anyone is an intense, superbly crafted, edge of your seat thrill ride. I loved the two slowly converging storylines, not to mention the most dedicated, hardcore character I’ve read in a long, long time. Who would you be if you could be anyone? I’d really like to be Charles Soule and have written this book.” —Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants
“An imaginative, time-fragmented thriller about the bitter and potentially deadly consequences of body-snatching. Readers won’t feel that they’re on the edge of their seats as much as they’re on a balance beam above a pit of lava while trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube.” —Kirkus Reviews
Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch—and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body. What begins as a botched experiment will change her life—and the world—forever…
Over two decades later, all across the planet, “flash” technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered and legal. Society has been utterly transformed by the process, from travel to warfare to entertainment; “Be anyone with Anyone” the tagline of the company offering this ultimate out-of-body experience. But beyond the reach of the law and government regulators is a sordid black market called the darkshare, where desperate “vessels” anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked for any purpose - sex, drugs, crime... or worse.
Anyone masterfully interweaves the present-day story of the discovery and development of the flash with the gritty tale of one woman’s crusade to put an end to the darkness it has brought to the world twenty-five years after its creation. Like Blade Runner crossed with Get Out, Charles Soule’s thought-provoking work of speculative fiction takes us to a world where identity, morality, and technology collide.
INTENSE...THRILLER... that will keep you at the edge of your seat! This story is a nail biter for sure!
This story has two storylines going on at the same time...easy to follow, completely brilliant in execution. The first is about how the Flash was first created, the struggles that Dr. Gabby White goes through trying to keep the process her own. The second is how Annami has a plan to take down those who control the Flash, and make the world a better place.
What is the flash? Would you be ANYONE if you could? The Flash is the ability to transport your conscience into another body. There is the traveler, and the vessel...and this has changed the world in a way that Gabby could have never imagined.
I loved this story...it contains the crucial ingredients to make a great read...sci-fi tech, action, suspense, thrill, surprises, twists, betrayal, intense characters...the perfect mixture for a great escape from reality. A touch of creepy, a dash of whhaattt??? AND..you have a great story!
A lot of imagination and planning went into this story. It was well written and I enjoyed the different story lines and time periods. I felt it flowed smoothly. I loved the main character...she is strong, smart, clearly ahead of her time.
Be Anyone with Anyone.
You need to read this book. It's mind blowing! If you like a fast paced book that will hook you instantly, this is it...one of my favorites this year...it can be a little dark, creepy and bizarre with the Flash...but oh so good!!
Photo Credit: Marc Lemoine
His first novel, The Oracle Year, about a man who can see the future and way this ability changes the world, will be released in April 2018 by the Harper Perennial imprint of HarperCollins.
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