The Prospect of My Arrival by Dwight Okita is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews. As of this posting, the book was free on the Amazon website: to pick up your free copy click here or type in http://amzn.to/IAzRO1 into your computer’s web browser.
Category: Science Fiction / Contemporary Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
A human embryo is allowed to preview the world before deciding whether to be born. The embryo, named Prospect, is given a starter kit of human knowledge, and his consciousness is inserted into a synthetic twenty-year-old body. To help him make up his mind, he will meet a range of people. Among them, a greeting card writer who excels at sympathy cards, and Prospect’s very own inscrutable parents. Trish Mesmer is the scientist charged with counseling Prospect, though she has more hidden agendas than a centipede has legs. At the same time, Trevor Grueling grows increasingly committed to derailing the bio-experiment all together. This cautionary tale is served up with equal helpings of whimsy and dread, with just a dash of hope.
In the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, the book was selected by Penguin editors as one of the top ten books out of five thousand.
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