Becoming Human

Rated 4.86/5 based on 7 reviews
Two worlds. Two species. One terrifying secret.

A dystopian Earth forces humans to scour the galaxy for a new home.

The discovery of another race on the new planet is disrupting efforts to relocate the entire population.

The Indigenes, the race that occupies Exilon 5, must become human to protect their species from further harm.

A terrifying secret will change everything. More

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About Eliza Green

Eliza Green writes down-to-earth science fiction that has stemmed from her life long obsession with science fiction stories.

She has worked in many industries from fashion to finance, but nothing has really challenged her as much as writing. Several years ago, a short story idea turned into Becoming Human and not long after, the Exilon 5 Trilogy was born. The Trilogy presents a dystopian future where world population and pollution are serious issues and explores what happens when humans opt for the easiest solution.

BECOMING HUMAN, a dystopian science fiction tale, is the first in the Trilogy and Eliza's debut novel. ALTERED REALITY, Book 2 is available to purchase in print and digital formats. CRIMSON DAWN, book 3 in the trilogy, is available to preorder from all major online stores. Release date 3rd October 2014.

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Reviews

Review by: Chanda Barrick on April 14, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book. There was a major plot twist at the end that was a total surprise but explained Stephen's reaction to information he obtained earlier in the story. I would definitely like to know what happens next!

The only complaint I had about the story is the number of characters. While I understand the point in telling the story from the voice of various characters, I honestly had a hard time keeping up with who was who and who did what. It may have been easier to keep up if I'd read this over a period of a couple of days instead of weeks...

Overall though, I enjoyed reading this book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Paddy O'Callaghan on March 23, 2013 :
This novel cost me an entire day beacuse, like Magnus Magnusson, I started so I finished. I had no choice, I simply couldn't tear myself away. Terrific tome, brilliant book, spectacular story, call it what you will,I don't care, as long as you follow my advice, and buy it.

I suppose it smacks a little of legacy Star Trek, but is not in anyway derivative, and although I'd especially recommend the book to Trekkies/Trekkies, I see no reason that those who despise the franchise wouldn't love it as well.

The story is swt in 2163, and I wouldn't be surprised if that year turned out to be rather similar to that imagined by green.

I believe Book 2 of the series is in the pipe line. I can't wait
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Paddy O'Callaghan on March 23, 2013 :
This novel cost me an entire day beacuse, like Magnus Magnusson, I started so I finished. I had no choice, I simply couldn't tear myself away. Terrific tome, brilliant book, spectacular story, call it what you will,I don't care, as long as you follow my advice, and buy it.

I suppose it smacks a little of legacy Star Trek, but is not in any way derivative, and although I'd especially recommend the book to Trekkies/Trekkies, I see no reason that those who despise the franchise wouldn't love it as well.

The story is swt in 2163, and I wouldn't be surprised if that year turned out to be rather similar to that imagined by green.

I believe Book 2 of the series is in the pipe line. I can't wait
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Paddy O'Callaghan on March 23, 2013 :
This novel cost me an entire day beacuse, like Magnus Magnusson, I started so I finished. I had no choice, I simply couldn't tear myself away. Terrific tome, brilliant book, spectacular story, call it what you will,I don't care, as long as you follow my advice, and buy it.
I suppose it smacks a little of legacy Star Trek, but is not in any way derivative, and although I'd especially recommend the book to Trekkies/Trekkies, I see no reason that those who despise the franchise wouldn't love it as well.

The story is swt in 2163, and I wouldn't be surprised if that year turned out to be rather similar to that imagined by green.

I believe Book 2 of the series is in the pipe line. I can't wait
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Paddy O'Callaghan on March 23, 2013 :
This novel cost me an entire day beacuse, like Magnus Magnusson, I started so I finished. I had no choice, I simply couldn't tear myself away. Terrific tome, brilliant book, spectacular story, call it what you will,I don't care, as long as you follow my advice, and buy it.

I suppose it smacks a little of legacy Star Trek, but is not in anyway derivative, and although I'd especially recommend the book to Trekkies/Trekkies, I see no reason that those who despise the franchise wouldn't love it as well.

The story is swt in 2163, and I wouldn't be surprised if that year turned out to be rather similar to that imagined by green.

I believe Book 2 of the series is in the pipe line. I can't wait
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Dii on March 22, 2013 :
LOVED IT!!
In the future, through overuse, over abuse and over-population, Earth has become toxic to human life. Light years away, exoplanet Exilon 5 is discovered to be a plausible place to relocate humans to. Only problem? It’s already inhabited by another species. Solution? Force the indigenous population to die, or adapt to the changes necessary to support human life. Or, just maybe, they will learn to adapt and hide underground, seeking ways to learn about the invaders. Maybe they have grown smarter, more powerful and superior in many ways to the human race.
Bill Taggert, an International Task Force Agent, is charged with investigating this race, called Indigenes, but Bill has his own agenda on Exilon 5. His wife is missing and presumed murdered by the Indigenes and he intends to get definitive answers in the hopes of finding closure. Contact has been made with an Indigene, Stephen, but attempts to capture him failed. Meanwhile, a young woman, Laura, on her first day at a new high security job at the ESC (Earth Security Center), has discovered highly sensitive files that she can’t help but read. When she is secretly given more information on the same subjects, Bill Taggert and the Indigenes, she is drawn into a twisted and terrifying conspiracy that runs all the way to the top of the political chain. What are the dark secrets being withheld from the population? Why is it necessary for every action made by the population to be monitored by the government?
Viewed and told through multiple POVs, the plot is intricate, involved and intense. With several necessary subplots racing along concurrently, the answers to what is going on will be HUGE! Remember, two worlds, two races, two histories, but what about the future?? Good intentions vs selfish desires are all part of this story, too. What will the final outcome be? Will the human race destroy another world in its quest for supremacy and survival or are the only the privileged few going to come out on top?
Eliza Green had me from page one. Her creative world-building constructed a panoramic view of the consequences of two worlds colliding where both sides want to win, neither trusting the other. Will good conquer evil? I, for one am looking forward to book two, especially after book one’s stellar ending! If you like Sci-fi, futuristic tales, dystopian worlds with underdog ‘good guys’ fighting the good fight, I think you’ll like this! After book one, and meeting Daphne, I’m rooting for the Indigenes!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: John Picha on March 19, 2013 :
Becoming human review

Insightful, and intriguing tour of the future.

After poisoning the Earth, humanity packs up it's societal baggage and takes off for the stars. "Becoming Human" explores the middle history of humanity's future in a "grass is always greener in space" tale told from two planet's points of view. On Earth, characters go about their daily business while living in an ecological crisis. On Exilon 5, colonist of a New World Order attempt to make the environment more habitable for themselves, while forcing the indigenous life to adapt to people.

It's kind of a warning from the future to get our act together in the present with an espionage arch across the tale. If you're a fan of Phillip K Dick you might appreciate the "who's watching who" paranoia coil that winds through it.

If you like a lot of technical information about imagined words as you explore them, or if you like the themes explored in "Day After Tomorrow" or "When Worlds Collide", and if enjoy "Star Trek the Next Generation" style of characterization in your sci-fi, you’ll probably enjoy "Becoming Human."

It's worth the trip.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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