- Title: The Lead Cloak
- Author: Erik Hanberg
- ISBN: null
- Page: 476
- Format: Kindle Edition
Byron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth Except the people who tried to kill him.By 2081, privacy no longer exists The Lattice enables anyone to re live any moment of your life People can experience past and present events or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead.Most people love it Some want to destroy it.Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from tByron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth Except the people who tried to kill him.By 2081, privacy no longer exists The Lattice enables anyone to re live any moment of your life People can experience past and present events or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead.Most people love it Some want to destroy it.Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from the most dangerous attack in its history Now he must find those responsible But there s a question nobody s asking does the Lattice deserve to be saved The answer may cost him his life.
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Classic sci-fi, with a big technological hook (The Lattice, a device that lets you see past events and experience people's thoughts), a mysterious cabal of people who have somehow found a way around it, and a highly competent (but not superhuman) investigator who will tip the balance between the two. Like the best science fiction, this takes an issue (privacy) out of modern context, puts it under high stress in a future scenario and lets it play out. A great read with a fully-realized world and [...]
Though this felt somewhat ham-handed at times with the cultural criticism, I enjoyed reading it quite a bit. It's one of those books where the message is important enough that you can forgive the stiltedness. I ended up highlighting quite a few lines because it did a very good job of taking the fabric of the present and bunching it up so we can get a different look at it. Like tie-dye but for commentary on contemporary society.I don't know what I'd do, in Byron's situation.
I quite enjoyed this book. Hanberg presented a future where not just the technology has advanced, but also, the culture, politics, and morality. And rightly so. If the technological changes become as prominent as they are in the book, then this would result in changes across the board through people's lives. Hanberg wrote about these changes in a very believable way and had an entertaining plot at the same time.*** I received this book for free through First Reads ***
Originally posted at postdefiance/the-lead-cloa by Timothy Thomas McNeely.When you read this article, you may have just redirected from Facebook, followed a link from Twitter, or found it on your own somehow, and you are now exploring it on a computer or mobile device, using your eyes to read and hands to navigate.If you lived in the future presented by Tacoma author Erik Hanberg in The Lead Cloak – book one of The Lattice Trilogy and available October 15 – you might read this on the “wrap [...]
My overall impression of this book is that it is the product of a solid narrative foundation backed up by poor pseudo science that suffered at the hands of a writer struggling with his craft. Ultimately this is the work of a lazy author.Sometimes the prose is a little awkward, making the suspension of disbelief that much more difficult. While the narrative is sound, mostly, the prose prevents true immersion or suspension of disbelief. The closer I got to the end of the book the more I believed t [...]
I listened to the Audible version of this book with an excellent narration by Erik Hanberg.There isn't much I can say about the book that hasn't been said already in the reviews, especially the comprehensive one by Timothy Thomas McNeely.I can only add that I enjoyed the story very much. In 2016 we have a (very) limited amount of privacy, in The Lead Cloak's 2081 we have no privacy at all. As insane as it sounds to me right now to live in that environment is about as insane as it would sound to [...]
"Everyone always has an audience"Meet the Lattice, a world wide web like no other. Because, when plugged into the total emersion format, via either a box or a ring, anyone can mentally transport themselves to any known place or person from past or present, either to observe the surroundings or even to enter the minds and feelings of another specified individual. It can provide ultimate thrills, invade the most private thoughts, ideas, hopes and fears any time, any place , and there is nowhere to [...]
The concept of the Lattice is both amazing and terrifying. Hopefully something like this will never exist, but if it did I'd definitely be on the side of the group working to destroy it. The characters were all interesting and well-written. (view spoiler)[I personally didn't care for some of the references to multiple parent families (3+), though it's not an unbelievable idea since I'm sure there are some now.(hide spoiler)]The ending was a little predictable, but I'm still looking forward to co [...]
I quite liked this book. But it was missing something and I'm not sure what.It was so imaginative and creative. I never would have thought mind control possible but this book made me believe even just for a few hours while reading this that I could one day communicate without speaking and could look back at the past historical figures of society like cleopetra and read her thoughts etc. Fasinating concept.
Erik Hanberg, you played me in all the ways.And I loved it.Stellar mindboggling scifi.Everyone read it.You can get it in this very awesome scifi bundle right now :).
I was fortunate enough to win this important book in the First Reads giveaway. I could not put this book down and I want the next installment today. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
It's been said that science fiction is set in the future but it's always written about the present. That's evident in this unusual but interesting opening book for The Lattice Trilogy. While it's set in 2081 it addresses many of the issues already surrounding the internet.In the book Colonel Byron Shaw guards one of two installations that house The Lattice, his assignment is at Area 51 and the other is in the former particle accelerator in Switzerland. The Lattice is an advanced computer that ca [...]
The science in this book is just fascinating, I couldn't put it down! In a future world where we aren't all just connected, we are intrusive! In this story, using the Lattice we can look into people's thoughts inside their bodies, visit the past and do the same to anyone who has ever lived it's an amazing, addicting and terrifying idea. Then you have Byron who calls himself a glorified security guard, and is obsessed with visiting the 1863 battle of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, yet is an inte [...]
I have to start out by saying that this is a good book. I found it free online and it was in the sci-fi realm which is what I prefer. I have never read a book by this author.That said, I am very pleasantly surprised by the premise of the story and the overall writing. The main plot device is mysterious enough that it falls outside belief but it really works and is not over explained. I generally done like to get into spoilers so I’ll leave it at that.I recommend it and I will buy and read the [...]
Cracking storyA great engaging story that hooks you from the start. The science is believable and the characters are brought to life by this author. I loved this novel and I will certainly buy the next one. I couldn't put this book down and I would recommend this to all sci fi reader.😀
I loved this book! Not just because of the cool sci-fi technicalism, but also the very well-rounded, three dimensional characters, the big plot, and the philosophical questions the book brings up. I got this free through a Book Bub special and it's the best freebie I've ever had. Definitely buying the next one!
This is a book that stimulates discussion. How do you properly investigate a crime when anyone can follow along in your mind? When your every thought and action on the matter end up on the news? Privacy exists no longer, anyone can access anybody else's thoughts and memories. well, not really. Only those with the resources can access these. But everyone loses their innermost privacy. When you can access someone's thoughts and feelings firsthand, how do you determine standards of conduct? Do you [...]
Interesting premise: Internet at 10× where people can read your mind and your pastGreat story. Good character development/evolution. No distracting side trips. A good mix of action, love/care for others, stakes, reveals. Great storytelling skills. Thanks Erik.
Entertaining readI enjoyed the creative technology in this book . It was well written with characters that were believable and you could actually care about I was unsure of how it was going to end write up to the last few lines.
Interesting concept, loved finding out the different lives people lead with this new science breakthrough. However some of the characters and their choices seemed like utter nonsense and really threw me for a loop. I am really back and forth on this book, it was good but not great.
Wow - the Lattice is a mind blowing technology created by the author. Reading about this just set off my imagination in so many different directions. The author really created a very interesting premise and I enjoyed reading about the first book, learning about how the lattice had shaped the world up to 2081. If you like this genre of book, it is definitely worth reading.
The web has infiltrated the mind, the past, space and beyond - the unlikely hero starts out as a staunch devotee and protector of the Lattice, but after the terrorists bump him off and revive him, he comes around. Plenty of action, plenty of sci-fi - not sure I would pursue the story though.
A very interesting premise that is well covered and brings out some challenging questions on addiction and privacy. I'll be adding this to my "need-more-of-same" shelf as a reminder to get the other books in the series. I never saw the cliffhanger ending coming, so well done Erik.
One of the most fascinating sci fi concepts I have read with great characters
Too much bad language.
Great thought provoking book. I loved how the author analyzed the socioeconomic price of technology. A must read for science fiction fans.
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I enjoyed it, thought it ended rather abruptly. Fortunately book 2 starts right in and carries on with the story. Not so bad It was a comfortable read. I looked forward to returning to it.
This book is awesome. READ IT! A lot of unbelievable things happen in the book, but the way it is explained makes you understand that this could totally happen in the future. I loved the characters, but the world was a masterpiece. It made me think about the nature of privacy and how easily it can be violated. It featured actual science in a science fiction, and wove it really well into the story telling.
I really enjoyed this book. Naturally it leaves you hanging and waiting for the sequel.
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