- The Sum of Her Parts: The Tipping Point, Vol. 3
- The Tipping Point Trilogy
- Lesson 1: An idea spreads like fire once it reaches the tipping point.
Very disappointing from Foster, whose work I've enjoyed in the past. Nov 28, Bill rated it liked it. The picture of the world that was portrayed in the first book, "The Human Blend" was quite intriguing. The future was one where global warming had fulfilled all of the dire warnings we have been hearing for years. The oceans had risen which flooded the low-lying coastal cities. To combat the rising water, some cities had been built on stilts or floats. The warmer climate had driven tropical animals toward what had formerly been the temperate regions. More powerful tropical storms hit the coastlines more frequently.
They had fashioned large moveable shields to divert the winds. And the most engaging part of the new world was the dramatically improved ability to adjust ones self.
The Sum of Her Parts: The Tipping Point, Vol. 3
To have any sort of modification to your body that you could imagine, as long has you could pay for it. This was the world in the first book. The two protagonists of this series, Dr. Ingrid Seastrom and Whispr continue on their quest to discover what the metallic thread found in the first book, has hidden inside of its encrypted data. They are trying to break into the SAEC research facility, which is in the middle of a large heavily guarded and patrolled desert. I was hoping that Mr.
Foster would be using the setting that was developed in the first book as a basis for many more stories, but the ending of this book makes that very unlikely. If you have started reading the series, you will want to finish it. I think that the series had more promise than it delivered. I give this 3 out of 5 stars. I received this book for free from Net Galley. Jul 08, Mandeep rated it it was ok.
Sc-fi set in the near future on earth. Urban sc-fi? This review is for the series as a whole. I think the 3 books would have worked better if they were condensed into 1 book. There were a lot of characters, information about randomn melds, and senseless killing for ex. Mole burning down an apt building that I could have done without.
The overall story is about a family doctor who discovers an impossible metal chip like device in her young patient's brain, and a street thief who steals a thread Sc-fi set in the near future on earth. The overall story is about a family doctor who discovers an impossible metal chip like device in her young patient's brain, and a street thief who steals a thread made of the same impossible metal from a mark killed mark. They go on a quest to figure out what this metal is, why it's showing up in teens' brains, and what it's worth.
Of course they are doing this while being on the run. The main opponent hunting them is Napun Mole, a chilling sociopath. Their adventure takes them to various off the grid information experts, into South Africa, on a safari, and then the Namib desert. It got repetitive after awhile and I found myself skimming. For ex. The ending to book 3 felt abrupt, but it was alluded to earlier. Having said all this I did enjoy parts of the story, just wish it had been shortened. Nov 29, Dianne rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-fiction , fantasy , netgalley , sci-fi , techno-thriller.
The Sum of Her Parts is book three of a trilogy and unfortunately I haven't read books one or two, but, I did read the blurbs, reviews for those books and with statements made in this book, get the idea that being human in this futuristic world means, mostly likely, you have had 'manipulation' or melding done to make you 'more' than before. Scientist Dr.
Ingrid Seastrom and Whispr, a professional thief who has been altered to be cadaver thin are on a quest to find a super secret compound that ho The Sum of Her Parts is book three of a trilogy and unfortunately I haven't read books one or two, but, I did read the blurbs, reviews for those books and with statements made in this book, get the idea that being human in this futuristic world means, mostly likely, you have had 'manipulation' or melding done to make you 'more' than before. Ingrid Seastrom and Whispr, a professional thief who has been altered to be cadaver thin are on a quest to find a super secret compound that holds means to save the planet, or in Whispr's case, get rich!
These two have an interesting relationship, often full of sarcastic barbs, Whispr is secretly longing for the beautiful, determined and brilliant Ingrid. Interspersed throughout the action is some dry humor, which brings more life to this book!
Fascinating read for those who enjoy sci-fi, human enhancements! A story well-told! This edition was provided by Netgalley and Del Rey Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Nov 18, William Bentrim rated it really liked it. This is a quest for truth in a desert populated by widely varied mutants. Ingrid and Whispr, a meld, spend a lot of time ducking and weaving through an enormous number of adversaries.
A meld is apparently a genetically or surgically reconstructed being. That complaint would be almost a total lack of back story. Although the book stood alone quite well, it would have been better with some back story. For example, I would know precisely how melds are created. The creativity Foster exhibits in his characters and plots is to be applauded. I have read much of his work and have been uniformly pleased. This story is no exception. Anthropomorphism is involved and if you have read any of my posts, you are aware of how much I enjoy that.
I really enjoyed the book, the extreme diversity and complexity of the characters and the ending which was not predictable. I recommend the book. Oct 13, PopcornReads rated it really liked it Shelves: alan-dean-foster , genetic-modification , assassin , road-trip , award-winning-author , bestselling-author , death , dystopian , environment , fiction. You need to read the first two books in this trilogy before reading The Sum of Her Parts.
There is no recap and there are no flashbacks to prior events to help readers new to this world. And, of course, my review contains some spoilers for the first two books. Es ist geschafft. Die letzten 40 oder 50 Seiten. Von Des letzten Bandes der Reihe. Der dritte Band macht Anfangs das weiter, was sich durch d Es ist geschafft. Der dritte Band macht Anfangs das weiter, was sich durch den gesamten zweiten Band zog: Elend lange Reiseberichte, in denen die Protagonisten von einer Situation in die andere stolpern und sich nicht ein einziges Mal aus eigenem Antrieb ihrer Probleme entledigen, und stereotype Charaktere, die kein bisschen Entwicklung in ihrer Denkweise durchmachen.
May 09, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: sf.
The Tipping Point Trilogy
The story goes on and on IMO, this trilogy could have used less middle and a longer ending. Our odd couple of protagonists goes on and on in their ill-conceived quest. They encounter all sorts of diverting people and critters, and various bad guys manage to get put out of the way. It's so full of logic gaps that you just have to suspend disbelief.
Then they reach their objective and get their answers, all in the last 40 pages. An MFA in Writing in pages. Amateurs have amateur habits. Pros have pro habits. When we turn pro, we give up the comfortable life but we find our power. Steve answers the question, "How do we overcome Resistance? I am starting work on a new non-fiction book and never thought about setting it like this using the The Story Grid principals.
I went and pulled out my copy of The Story Grid and with this series see if I can improve the book. Just writing a non fiction book as an action adventure gives it a totally different twist, thank you for the series. It never occurred to me to look at The Tipping Point, or any non-fiction book, this way.
I just ordered The Story Grid from my independent bookseller. Story Gridding The Tipping Point. Who would care? But how did he do it? This is what Story Grid can tell you. They can be further delineated by four kinds of plot devices: Labyrinth Plot: The object of desire is to save victim s and get out of a maze-like edifice. The hero must save the environment from disaster Independence Day Okay. The above narrows our focus a bit. Now to tell an Action story you must have at least three characters. They are: The hero The victim The villain.
Who would be the hero of The Tipping Point? So Gladwell is one possible hero. Who would be the victim of The Tipping Point? The victims in The Tipping Point are its readers. They are our ignorant selves. The villain is our state of being.
Lesson 1: An idea spreads like fire once it reaches the tipping point.
Physically or spiritually. In an Action Adventure Story, the hero sacrifices and fights the villain to free the victim. He seeks an answer to a big question… Is there a process by which things suddenly become extraordinarily commonplace? More to come. Posted in What It Takes.
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