Read Amped Online Free - As he did in Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world—or destroy it.
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June 26, 2012
Amped is the latest offering from Portland, Oregon's best selling author Daniel H. Wilson. DHW is most known for his previous works "How to Survive a Robot Uprising" and "Robopacalypse". Neither of which this reviewer has read.
Meet Owen Gray; schoolteacher, former epileptic, son of an implant do...
September 21, 2017
Oddly enough, I had this really weird impression that it was a YA novel from start to finish even though I know, objectively, that the MC is a school teacher. It's just the feel of it.
That being said, it wasn't bad. In fact, it kinda had the whole Little Brother vibe to it, at least when it came...
July 28, 2012
Okay. This review will be a little bit...Biased, i suppose is the word.
This is because i believe that Mr. Wilson wrote Amped with teenage boys/men as his target audience.
And i'm a girl.
Not even, like, a nerdy/cool girl.
I mean, i like dresses and make up and ponies.
But here are my thoughts on the...
February 13, 2013
I dug the tech but didn't give a shit about the main character, or really any of the characters at all. Wilson tries hard to show us how frightening technology without humanity behind it can be, but he forgot to give us compelling humans. Maybe he just prefers writing about robots.
April 14, 2012
Thrilled to have an Amped ARC. Started it this morning, wrote lesson plans all afternoon, and finished off friday night by devouring the rest of the book!
SciFi/Dystopia fans will enjoy this book -- I sure did! I'm feeling a little Orson Scott Card, Empire, similarity. Hints of Terminator and Matr...
April 02, 2012
Amped by Daniel H Wilson
A Neural Autofocus MK-4 Brain Implant has been placed into a portion of the populations temple. These implants help control some medical deficiencies and disabilities such as seizures and learning impairments. Along with the success comes experimentation. One happens to be...
November 19, 2017
Pretty good futuristic twist on mind expansion. An interesting premise on how intelligence would bring world peace.
July 05, 2012
I'm having a hard time writing a review for Amped. On the one hand, it's an engrossing look at the human condition. What makes us human? What happens when that definition changes? Will humans ever evolve past their fear of that which is different? While the book may not provide answers to those q...
September 14, 2012
Daniel Wilson has a background in robotics, and that is blatantly clear from the book. His descriptions of technology (particularly of the "amp") are very plausible--so Wilson deserves credit as a futurist. I also give him credit for imagining what impact technology can have on society (fear, ali...
September 14, 2012
I'm always up for a good science fiction ethical quagmire, and I enjoyed Robopocalypse, so Amped seemed like a decent bet. It wasn't until I was 80-some pages in that I recognized something amiss:
Apparently the world of Amped has next to zero women.
I don't usually spend my time calculating the d...