Return of the Convict by William Alan Thomas

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

"This is a captivating, relentlessly paced novel with well-developed characters, a fascinating backstory, richly described world-building, and a multitude of visionary imagery . But perhaps the most powerful aspect is the story’s dark atmospherics and compelling underlying themes, not the least of which is the sheer unpredictability of existence."
-BlueInk Review

Synopsis

It's March 9, 2143. In the aftermath of wars, plagues and environmental breakdown, there's growing hope. Humans have colonized the solar system and now they're looking to the stars.
Thanks to extensive brain implants, space cadet Dom Tessier enjoys a perfect memory. In another year he's to be fully transformed, and join the world-wide technocracy. He and his girlfriend Astra Allison practice telepathy together, and attain new heights.
Unbeknownst to Dom, his upbringing and education have been provided for by his parent clone, Lucas Rivera, a diseased convict who's now returned from Martian exile.
Dom's brain implants offer Lucas the chance for a life-saving mind merger, and he intends to make that happen.
Meeting Lucas is a real shock for Dom. Lucas is uncultured, and no stranger to vice. Worst of all, he's a convicted criminal. Can Dom overcome his prejudices, and embrace the one who's given him everything? Or will he coldly let Lucas die? If you like hard sci-fi you'll love this book.
 

About William Alan Thomas

See more books from this Author
 
Published February 25, 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 308 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science & Math. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Return of the Convict
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

BlueInk Review

Excellent
on Jun 27 2016

"This is a captivating, relentlessly paced novel with well-developed characters, a fascinating backstory, richly described world-building, and a multitude of visionary imagery . But perhaps the most powerful aspect is the story’s dark atmospherics and compelling underlying themes, not the least of which is the sheer unpredictability of existence."

Read Full Review of Return of the Convict