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His criminal past catching up with him, a troubled young man seeks escape into digital utopia by uploading his consciousness into a computer - just as first love casts his life in a new light. In this thrilling near-future science-fiction novel, Mark McClelland explores the immense potential of computer-based consciousness and the philosophical perils of simulated society.

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  • PDF | 282 pages
  • lulu.com (November 8, 2012)
  • English
  • 7
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By lovetoread on December 6, 2014

    This book surprised me! Not typically a genre I read or enjoy, this is a very fascinating story! I was quite skeptical at the start but hooked at the end of the first chapter. I never knew where the story was headed. For me, it was totally unpredictable and enjoyable throughout.The writing fluctuates from sciency to beautiful prose. I had a great sense of who the main character was throughout the book. I loved the progression he made from sheltered and self-protective to his end state.The themes of the book are what are most captivating. The overall theme is that this is a love story - the main character is one who doesn't feel like he deserves to be loved. Another theme is the dichotomy between those who want to be alone and live safely and protected in their own world verses those who need human contact in order to thrive. Lastly is the theme of desiring to be part of something bigger in life. All three themes are nicely woven and intertwined.If you don't enjoy science fiction or techy kinds of books, no worries here. There is enough of the beautiful writing and imaginative storyline for you to look past the genre. And when you get to the end, you won't believe it's over. I think this book will stay with me for quite some time. Thank you, Mr. McClelland!

  • By Robert Cole on June 6, 2014

    It took me a while to read through to the end of this book. It just didn't hold me riveted the way some good stories do. I'm a computer person who has spent time working with virtual worlds, so I was interested in what the author could come up with. Without an interest in virtual worlds, I think I would have put this book down and gone on to something else. Here are some of my thoughts on this book:The book is entirely from the point of view of one person and I found that I would like to have known more about some of the other character backgrounds.The world is recognizable as an extension of our current world, but I found a few strange turns. That computer security would get more lax grated on my nerves a little. The main character walks through computer security with little difficulty.The nanotechnology used for the v-chambers is fascinating, but without any mention of just what that style of nanotech would do for the world. At that level, it would be an amazingly disruptive technology. It seemed to me that some of the computer technology was incredibly advanced, but most other technologies were not.While you could call the main character a punk, the story is not really cyber punk (except for one virtual world that would fit the bill).I found the story a little uneven. Slow and plodding at times and other times, racing ahead fast enough to seem like it was skipping.This is the first book in a series and end on a real cliff-hanger with a possibility of the death of the main character (or a copy of him, anyway) and I found that I really didn't care whether he lives or dies. I was more happy that I had finished the book (I like to finish one before going on to another).

  • By Jami on November 21, 2016

    I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I was a little bored with the first half and although I'm pretty good with technology, some of the computer stuff was over my head. The second half, after Raymond uploaded, was more interesting and it kept my attention. The story was well imagined and well detailed. Some of the situations were chilling, as they seem plausible in the not do distant future. I was disappointed at the ending as I wanted more of a conclusion.

  • By Nicki Brøchner on February 1, 2016

    ”You’re so much more than I am, Anya. I would suffer a thousand deaths for you. And… actually, I may be the first person for whom that’s not an empty assertion.”That quote, I believe, represents both the story and the tone of the story perfectly.Upload is a great story, written by an author that masters the art of crafting a great story and at the same time respects the genre enough to ensure that it stays more in the realm of science then fiction.The story itself is a classis coming of age cobbled with a true love story, but the execution and the craftsmanship of the author ensures that it never feels mushy.

  • By Hanz on March 16, 2018

    There were a lot of missed opportunities in this narrative to make a tighter weave of characters and events. This could have been a great coming of age crime novel.Also the writing of women was purely from the role of caregiver/servant/manic pixie dream girl. The rest of the cast was there to.fill their one note.


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