Industrious

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Rated 3.50/5 based on 2 reviews
The People's Republic of China dominates half the globe, balanced only by the combined power of the decaying Western world. As main players in a new age of expansion, the Chinese reach outward to establish many stations throughout the solar system. More

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About Michael McCloskey

I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley who dreams of otherworldly creatures, mysterious alien planets, and fantastic adventures. I am also an indie author with over 111K paid sales plus another 86K free downloads.

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About the Series: Synchronicity Trilogy
The same story told three times from three radically different points of view: characters in the Western world, the Chinese bloc... and the mysterious Spinners. The tale doesn't read the same each time, and there's plenty of new discoveries along the way to keep it interesting for the second and third points of view.

The setting: circa 2077, several giant corporations have moved into space to avoid oppressive governments owned by the competition. The Western world is in loose alliance, led by the United States, Brazil, and the European Union. Opposing them for world domination is the Chinese bloc, with a sphere of influence that spans the Eastern world, including what was once Japan. If you don't work for a big company or government, then you're one of billions living at subsistence level with little hope for a better future. But the resources to support an aging Earth will come from the rest of the solar system, where governments and companies are reaching out to seize the new frontier and control the new world order.

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Reviews

Mark Langridge reviewed on on March 2, 2013

Great "second" part
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
Glenn Alexander reviewed on on Nov. 21, 2012

Interesting alternate view of the story from different characters' eyes. The female lead was - for some reason - placed on such a high pedestal that it interfered with the flow of the story and some rather jarring ret-cons to accommodate this. I guess if you read it as her version of events (as admitted to her fiance) rather than actual events, it works.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
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