The Genesis Machine
by James P. Hogan

One of Hoganís best sci-fi novels. It features a John Galt type, but one who is more believable and realistic. The story is flawless until Chapter 15. Then the plot requires an explanation of world history from the 1990 to 2004. Hogan wrote this in 1978. He made guesses about the alignments of the nations into two major camps that simply failed to come true. Pretty soon now even the basic idea that the world is on the brink of WW III may be unbelievable.

On the other hand Hogan invents a scientific genius and a whole new physics and makes them seem plausible. The scientist becomes a libertarian hero without being a libertarian ideologue.

Year Read: 2000


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