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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Plight of Scientists Revealed in New Work of Fiction

Title: ConvergenceAuthor: Christopher Turner
Website: www.convergence-cpt.com
Download book from www.ebook.com/eBooks/eBooks/Literature/Convergence (1st 15 pages are free)
A limited number of free copies of Convergence are available. Send e-mail to Christopher Turner at general@convergence-cpt.com if you wish to have a free copy for review (please mention where you came across the book).
Genre: Science Fiction, Politics
ISBN:(eBook)


Written by a scientist for a main-stream audience, Convergence documents the surprisingly cut-throat world of science and reflects the real-world experiences of tens of thousands of young researchers everywhere. There are four main storylines, each involving a woman seemingly unrelated to the other three. Convergence begins by slowly taking the reader into the world of science and discovery, an apparently benign culture full of supportive people. However, despite the moral purity of the four main protagonists, sinister undercurrents undermine each storyline as the novel progresses. Thus, although starting out purely as a science mystery, Convergence develops into a slow-burning political drama.

At the core of the novel are ethical and moral issues that are frequently revisited throughout the book, echoing similar themes contained within The Demon Haunted World and Contact (Carl Sagan). However, at times Convergence has the convoluted but fast-paced storyline of The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown).

Unless books like Convergence make it out into the mainstream, the plight of our future scientists will likely never change. Certainly, a novel such as Convergence is long, long overdue.


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