"Inventive, intelligent sci-fi about humans grappling with an oceanic world." - Kirkus Review
"Heartfelt, suspenseful, and imaginative." - IndieReader
Humanity has recovered from economic apocalypse, to rebuild a better society, but one still plagued by dissension and selfishness.
Sero Novak is biologically teleported to the wetworld of NineDee on a critical mission to discover the mysterious fate of the colonists there. Novak is mentally connected with the rest of humanity by NeuroVision memory technology. Novak explores NineDee, encountering the dangers of the indigenous life forms and environment—and uncovers ever weirder secrets about the colonists themselves, culminating in a terrible revelation that forces him to take desperate action.
Bereaved, tormented by grief and driven by the fading shadow of the ideals he once held, he knows that a powerful and expectant government is tracking him from Earth via the global broadcast of his own memories. During his mission, Novak befriends a young colonist in whom he sees similar torment and confusion. Will Novak be able to protect the young girl?
Will humanity carry petty desires and desperate wishes across the galaxy? And will Novak be able to act in the best interests of all of humanity when faced with slipping ideals and destructive passions of the people sent to build among the distant stars?
Alone, he confronts the wilderness of loss and the physical danger of the wilds the only way he knows how; sheer will.
Praise for Telonaut
"The three-dimensional characters are well-developed, the entire story — though fiction — is filled with stunning realism. The writing is beautiful and the plot evenly paced. Readers who love intelligent dialogues that flow naturally will enjoy the book. Telonaut is a great read that will entertain and excite the minds of readers who enjoy genetic technology. Matt Tyson is a good writer with a great skill at developing characters that readers will care about." - Christian Sia, ReadersFavourite.com
"Tyson makes ambitious choices and trusts the reader to be smart enough to follow his narrative (...) the characters are human and three-dimensional and the dialogue clean (...), readers are well-rewarded." - Kirkus Review
Blending dystopian science fiction, philosophy and ethics, this future history sci fi thriller is set in a universe in which humanity recovers from the final global financial crisis, rebounding to form extraterrestrial civilizations.
Advances in genetics, brain mapping and nanotechnology result in biological teleportation and enable interstellar space exploration, raising ethical questions as the drive for space colonization moves technology from 3D printed organs to 3D printed humans.
On Earth, virtual reality technology allows the masses to relive the Telonaut space travel programme via NeuroVision, observing memories directly to judge whether or not colonists represent humanity at its best. Sci fi books this complex, morally challenging and emotionally driven are rare. This universe is vast, but the characters are grounded in the same struggles as the rest of us: family, values and validation.
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Interests that relate to this new sci fi novel best:
- Science fiction and philosophy
- Science fiction dystopian novels
- Science fiction exploration
- Science fiction genetics
- Sci fi thriller
- Extraterrestrial civilizations
- Future history
- Science ethics
- Virtual reality technology