My rating: 5 of 5 stars
New Eden by Kishore Tipirneni is urban science fiction at its best. From the opening sentence when professor of particle physics Dr. Henry Bowman declares quite brazenly ‘Einstein was wrong’ my imagination captured. It’s not every day a scientist can say that about the godfather of modern physics. During his momentous demonstration proving information does indeed travel faster than the speed of light Dr. Bowman keels over and expires in his triumphal moment. Five years later Dr. Joshua Andrews, former student assistant to Dr. Bowman is still trying to recreate Bowman’s Spookyon technology without success. When he finally succeeds in his experiment the face of science and the world is about to change forever because with Spookyon technology the human race can now communicate across galaxies in a matter of moments. And when you talk someone is bound to answer.
This is by far one of the best alien sci-fi novels I’ve read so far. Kishore Tipirneni takes us on a wild ride based on a scientific fact. I really loved the way I found myself bamboozled by the twist this story takes using said science. New Eden is a story of discovery, romance, and religion. The two main characters Josh and Rachel are agnostic and Christian. In another novel, they would have been at each other's throats trying to prove each other wrong but the author deals with their differences in a holistic manner that forces the reader to think hard on their own beliefs. Fans of the Predator/Alien franchise where earth learns that they are creations of a faraway race of aliens who may or may not be benevolent will love this series. I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out.
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In an abandoned mine, underneath a particle research center, physicist Joshua Andrews and journalist Rachael Miller make an astounding discovery. A subatomic particle is emanating an intelligent signal from a highly advanced alien race; aliens with the ability to create any creature they choose simply by coding the DNA for it. What Joshua and Rachael don't know is that the aliens harbor a secret that will redefine the meaning of life itself.