Omegasphere

Rated 4.29/5 based on 8 reviews
Kurt Robbins is accused of plagiarism when he submits the same book as several other writers, but then writers from all over the world begin submitting the same book. The government intervenes and begins rounding up the authors, claiming they are suffering from a virulent mental virus. Kurt and Memeticist Ursula Stevens go on the run to find out the truth.

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Words: 27,440
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466031746
About Christopher John Chater

Christopher John Chater is the author of the novels The Traveler's Companion, Omegasphere, and Aquarius Rising, as well as the award winning short story "Progenitor." He was born in Burbank, California, but he's lived all over, the East Coast, the West Coast, and the South. After working in several industries, a production assistant in the film industry, a song plugger in the music industry, and a bartender and butler in the hospitality industry, he started his own publishing company, Chater Publishing, in November of 2011. He now lives in Southern California and works full-time as a publisher and writer.

www.christopherjohnchater.blogspot.com

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Review by: Bill Thibadeau on May 20, 2012 :
I am not a Sci-Fi fan. Fortunately for me, this novella is not standard sci-fi in terms of plot or characters.

I enjoyed the book, with the exception of the ending, very much. I do not think the ending was up to the rest of the story. I was engaged from the beginning by the writing style and the interesting characters.

I do think that all sci-fi fans should get this novella and spend a couple of hours engrossed in the read. For me, I will read more by the author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Saskia Holditch on April 15, 2012 :
A fast paced novel, reminded me of a Stephen King novel - who to trust, how to escape/survive. It held enough suspense.

I would have liked a more in-depth look at the main characters, some more background perhaps to associate more with Kurt and the others.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jacque on April 10, 2012 :
Omegasphere delves into the realm of memes....that ideas have evolutionary power. When Kurt writes a novel and learns 6 others have written the exact same novel, the odd events are just beginning. The story is quick-moving, even with the necessary explanations so the philosophy. Good story!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jacque on April 10, 2012 : (no rating)
Omegasphere delves into the realm of memes....that ideas have evolutionary power. When Kurt writes a novel and learns 6 others have written the exact same novel, the odd events are just beginning. The story is quick-moving, even with the necessary explanations so the philosophy. Good story!
I received this book in a giveaway.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Renny A on April 10, 2012 :
Have you ever wondered where ideas come from? What prompts us write what we write or do what we do?Or do you just fancy a good read with an interesting topic?

Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then Omegasphere is the right book for you. The book has intriguing plot, engaging characters and is packed full of action. I am not a massive sci-fi fan, and although I would prefer the plot go down the conspiracy theory route rather than the way it did, I enjoyed the book non the less. It is very good and thought through gripping read that would satisfy even the more picky readers.

I even enjoyed the ending despite it being somehow abrupt. All in all, this book is very good read that provokes some interesting thoughts.

(review copy)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Wendy Justice on April 07, 2012 :
I normally don’t read science fiction, but as a professional writer, the story appealed to me. Seven people wrote identical books. One of the book’s authors is Kurt Robbins, an assistant editor for a publishing company. He is called into his boss’s office, confronted harshly for plagiarism, and fired from his job. He soon discovers that all is not as it seems, as agents from Homeland Security are arresting the other writers – a rather harsh action for alleged plagiarism – and no one seems to know where they were taken or what happened to them. Kurt meets the attractive but paranoid Ursula, and together, they set upon a quest to meet the other authors of the book and to escape the government forces intent on capturing them. Was it plagiarism, or was it something infinitely darker and more mysterious? Eventually, Kurt learns about the Omegasphere, the intangible “place where all ideas existed simultaneously outside of time, an infinite well-spring of knowledge…” What could someone accomplish if they had access to that knowledge? Would we, as a species, even know what to do with it if we had it? The author explores these questions, and more, in this novella.

I was a bit surprised that I actually did enjoy this story. It was very well written and full of action – never a dull moment. The premise of the book was interesting and well-presented. It’s a good “what if” story that would appeal to readers of mystery/thrillers as well as science fiction.

I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for providing a fair and honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marnie Petrucci on April 06, 2012 :
Kurt is a writer who finally finishes his first novel, only to be told six other people have handed in the exact same work. Coincidence or something more sinister? Kurt goes on the run from the authorities with the help of memeticist Ursula and tries to discover the truth of the mysterious manuscript. I loved this novella, would have been happy to read more. Lots of technology, sci-fi and action! A great read!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jerry Leigh on Feb. 23, 2012 :
Another great science fiction book by Chris Chater. He just seems to get better and better.

I don't think there's anyone, whether writer or reader, who hasn't wondered where the ideas come from that inspire writers to put them in the form of a book or movie. Chris Chater attacks this question with a wonderful, suspenseful story about Kurt Robbins who hopes he has finally submitted the transcript that will make all of his dreams come true. Instead, he is thrown into the Omegasphere where his very life, and perhaps that of the world, is threatened with destruction. A nice romance develops also. You'll like this one!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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