The Great Symmetry

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Publisher Description

Exoarchaeologist Evan McElroy has made a discovery about a long-extinct alien race. But his sponsors realize they can make huge gains if the new findings are kept completely secret. Step one of their plan is to kill the entire research team - starting with Evan. 

As Evan flees for his life, his trajectory awakens a long-buried struggle. The Infoterrorists, who believe all ideas are screaming to be free, have waited years for the right moment to take on the seven great families that control all of civilization. This could be their opportunity. Or, it could be time for millions to die. 

The Great Symmetry is classic science fiction from the great-grandson of H. G. Wells. 

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
May 5
James R. Wells
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

DrTal ,

Great mystery and nonstop action

. I dinged a star as there is so much more to be told.

unhappy anemone ,

Great read! Exceeded my expectations!

I don’t want to give the plot away as I don’t appreciate reviews and movie trailers that do just that and I see that many of the other reviews have outlined much of the story already.

There are so many books today that are listed under the genre of Science Fiction but really seem to be more Fantasy. I love true syfy and this is the real deal.

The science is plausible and written well - some authors get bogged down with complicated detailed explanations - Wells provides just enough explanation to keep it real but still hold a casual readers interest. Additionally the writing is finely crafted with bursts of prose that beautifully describe scenes. I will share just a bit “Sonia could have recalled every detail of the graphic with her eyes closed. Graceful gradations between ribbons of color, textured in the form of three-dimensional nets to provide substance and demarcate the outcomes” Trust me, in the context of the book this is perfect!

I find this book provides “Themes” rather than a “Message” which can be a tricky maneuver but Wells accomplishes this beautifully! We all view the world through our own personal bias and experience so I came away thinking about its implications for the world today even though it is set far in the future.

I highly recommend “The Great Symmetry” and look forward to the next in the series! I’d love to see it made into a major motion picture. Its a great read.

Not2bfound ,

The Great Symmetry

Finally, a new sci fi novel with intelligence, well developed characters, and action! And some satire for good measure! What happens when corporations control the universe? When all information is filtered through the marketing department and regurgitated as something beneficial to the corporation? Add in some ancient alien discoveries, some hardy and independent planetary colonists, and the adventure begins.

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