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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July 25, 2017
5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/07/25/...
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...
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...
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...
October 08, 2017
★★★★★ 5 SHINING stars
I still feel sad that I haven't posted a review right after I read it, but life severely got in the way, and there's also that whole 5 star book review anxiety thing. It was just so good, I believe I won't be able to write a good enough review for it.
Can I just tell you th...
October 09, 2017
Hard sci-fi mystery thriller told with a flippant humorous voice. Interesting way to give reader a choice via use of annotations: you can skip the annotations and skew the read more towards the sci-fi mystery thriller or you can read them and make it a pretty hard science fiction. I read the anno...
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...
September 14, 2017
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I didn't know what to expect from a futuristic hard sci-fi thriller. However I was pleasantly surprised with the good pacing and humor. It is hard to find books that bend genre's in a workable way but this book did. The protagonist Joel's sarcasm and rel...
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...
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...
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...