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Humanity, like computers, can be upgraded.  And old versions disappear. . . .

At some unspecified point in the future, when technology is as advanced as possible and we are a race of super beings, some old audio tapes are discovered.  On the tapes is the story of fourteen-year-old  Kyle Straker. 

Hypnotized, Kyle missed the upgrade of humanity to 1.0.  He isn't compatible with our new technology. And through the recording, he narrates what the upgrades really mean.  And it's absolutely terrifying.  

Sci-fi futuristic and technological apocalypse in the style of War of the Worlds, I am Legend and The X-Files.

Synopsis:

Twenty-first century fourteen-year-old Kyle was hypnotized when humanity was upgraded to 1.0 and he, incompatible with the new technology, exposes its terrifying impact in a tape-recording found by the superhumans of the future.

Synopsis:

Kyle Straker volunteered to be hypnotized at the annual community talent show, expecting the same old lame amateur acts. But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same. Televisions and computers no longer work, but a strange language streams across their screens. Everyone’s behaving oddly. It’s as if Kyle doesn’t exit.

 

Is this nightmare a result of the hypnosis? Will Kyle wake up with a snap of fingers to roars of laughter? Or is this something much more sinister?

Narrated on a set of found cassette tapes at an unspecified point in the future, Human.4 is an absolutely chilling look at technology gone too far.    

About the Author

Mike A. Lancaster lives in Cambridge, England with his wife and children.  Human.4 is his first novel for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606840993
Author:
Lancaster, Mike
Publisher:
EgmontUSA
Author:
Lancaster, Mike A.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20110308
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.55 x 5.92 x .95 in .77 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , Twenty-first century fourteen-year-old Kyle was hypnotized when humanity was upgraded to 1.0 and he, incompatible with the new technology, exposes its terrifying impact in a tape-recording found by the superhumans of the future.
"Synopsis" by , Kyle Straker volunteered to be hypnotized at the annual community talent show, expecting the same old lame amateur acts. But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same. Televisions and computers no longer work, but a strange language streams across their screens. Everyone’s behaving oddly. It’s as if Kyle doesn’t exit.

 

Is this nightmare a result of the hypnosis? Will Kyle wake up with a snap of fingers to roars of laughter? Or is this something much more sinister?

Narrated on a set of found cassette tapes at an unspecified point in the future, Human.4 is an absolutely chilling look at technology gone too far.    

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