The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein

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Read The Punch Escrow Online Free - It's the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We've genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transportation, offered exclusively by International Transport—a secretive firm headquartered in New York City. Their slogan: Departure... Arrival... Delight!

Joel Byram, our smartass protagonist, is an everyday twenty-fifth century guy. He spends his days training artificial intelligence engines to act more human, jamming out to 1980's new wave—an extremely obscure genre, and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. Joel is pretty much an everyday guy with everyday problems—until he's accidentally duplicated while teleporting.

Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves in a world that now has two of him.

Title : The Punch Escrow
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ISBN : 1942645589
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 319 pages


Mogsy (MMOGC) rated it ★★★★★

July 25, 2017

5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Everyone, prepare to have your minds blown because The Punch Escrow will be like nothing else you’ve ever seen. It does, however, have all the makings of a runaway hit which will no doubt strike a chord with a broad range o...

Brad rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC! And a very special thanks to the author for writing Hard-SF in a really fun and engaging way. This is often much harder than it might seem at a casual glance. Fortunately, the light tone and the clear explanations of the science prevailed and served only to propel...

Gary rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 26, 2017

Fiction can do quite a lot of things, but most often it aims to entertain or to express ambitious ideas. Great authors do both of those things brilliantly and produce great works, but great authors are few and far between. Good authors tend to excel at one of those aims to the detriment of the ot...

Suzanne rated it ★★★★☆

July 20, 2017

I've been a faithless reader (or reviewer, technically), Goodreads, and The Punch Escrow is the first book I'm reviewing in what feels like a lifetime and a half. Many thanks to the ever generous Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy for review purposes. It's difficult to know where to...

Judy rated it ★★★★★

May 20, 2017

I received an e-ARC of this novel through NetGalley and Inkshares Geek & Sundry. Thank you. This was a wonderful reading experience and the mix of humor with science - with an added twist of adventure - made me want to put everything else aside to see what Joel was into now. This story takes p...

Tracy rated it ★★★★☆

May 05, 2017

The Punch Escrow is a fun exercise in the possibilities and dangers of future tech. Joel and his wife are on their way to a second honeymoon when a terrorist bomb damages the teleportation center just as Joel is traveling from NY to Costa Rica. The disruption in the process produces evidence of t...

Alysa rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2017

This is one of the most fun books I've read this year. It's hard sci-fi with a hefty dose of humor, and I can totally imagine it as a movie (stylistically and tonally, it would probably be, like, Fight Club meets Joss Whedon). Klein makes the science seem plausible, as well as the details and deve...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2017

I can't decide what I liked better about this book: the incredible attention to scientific detail (the future of CRISPR, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, blockchain currency, and many more), or the narrative of the book, told in the voice of the protagonist, which was fresh and authe...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2017

Punch Escrow, by Tal M. Klein, July. 2017 The year is 2147 and our protagonist Joel Byram is in a pickle. His marriage is floundering and in an effort to rekindle the romance, he and his wife Sylvia plan a nice second honeymoon in Costa Rica. Sylvia works for International Transport (IT), the comp...

Avalon rated it ★★★★★

June 18, 2017

This book has so much to love: fast-paced action, full-bodied scientific explanations, disarmingly funny and sweet moments, and such a good ending. But what I loved most about this story is what it left with me—it makes the question of how far we might push humanity in the name of scientific adva...

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