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Massimo is a scientist envisioning science fiction. He spent years at CERN and at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, then had leading positions with Apple Inc. and the World Economic Forum. He is also Partner in a new startup in Geneva for smartphones applications, TAKEALL SA, and co-founder of an IT service and consulting company in Big Data Analytics: Squares on Blue.
Massimo lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland daily and multiple times, but no, he's not a smuggler.
With family, he lived on both sides of the Ocean Pond and they speak three languages at home, sometimes in the same sentence even! They feel home where loved ones and friends are and have friends in Italy, Spain, France, UK, Switzerland, Germany and the US.
Ah, as golf player, Massimo played courses in all those countries too. With mixed results...
2012 PRG Reviewer's Choice Award Winner in Science Fiction
2013 Hall of Fame - Best in Science Fiction, Quality Reads UK Book Club
2013 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner in Science Fiction Series
2014 Finalist - Science Fiction - Indie Excellence Awards L.A.
2014 Award Winner - Science Fiction Honorable Mention - Readers' Favorite Annual Awards
on July 10, 2013 :
Having read part 1, Daimones, getting Once Human was a must. As if waking up to a global human culling and learning to survive with the aid of the alien instigators wasn't bad enough (see Daimones) Dan, our first person narrator and evolving Eridu (Earth) leader, finds out that all wasn't a simple plan to prevent humanity from destroying itself, again! Intrigue and betrayal are the central themes to keep you on the edge of your seat in this volume. Dan learns of another alien race interfering with Eridu's progress and turning many of the spared one's against Dan and his people. Intergalactic espionage makes the success of the human experiment doubtful and Dan is troubled by what that experiment really is.
Once Human was not a disappointment. Massimo's clever ability to intertwine many elements of a story together provides the reader with an exciting journey. We are taken on a ride to secret hidden alien bases on Earth, far away alien planets and we are indulged in want-to-have advanced technology. Dan is constantly battling for the rights of humans to master their own destiny and to save the turned spared ones. But there is also a very personal side revealed as Dan has his inner battles and relationships to contend with. I really enjoyed reading this book and I am sure the third volume of the trilogy will be no less a brilliant story. The author leaves a few threads untied and the intrigue is bound to continue. Well worth five stars as a hard-to-put-down book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)