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Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster.

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.

Once again, Daniel H. Wilson's background as a scientist serves him well in this technologically savvy thriller that delivers first-rate entertainment, as Wilson takes the "what if" question in entirely unexpected directions. Fans of Robopocalypse are sure to be delighted, and legions of new fans will want to get "amped" this summer.

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Amped
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4.1 / 5
Uhm why robo p and not this.
June 25th, 2014
I stumbled on this book by accident she I was looking for Hunger Games after a reader of my now dead short fiction blog. After reading a quote of something I wrote on another site and the idiot trying to claim it was his I rethought the digital self blog thing. But some of my readers kept in touch post hack . The list included robopocLypse ... I was glued to it ... Couldn't sleep cus I had to KNOW What happened to AR! Lol .. So months went by and I heard about a possible sequel to pocolyps and a movie YES OH GOD YES SO WANT A MOVIE ! then my heart got broke and I now am in a love hate Spielberg mode ... I found Daniels Facebook and twitter ( uhm you need a Google + Daniel! Do a google hangout and I guarantee the fans will organize and push the studio on any way they can for your movie ! We are very keen for it! When I found his page I was suffering from chronic pain flare ups and when at their worst Kobo is my life .... So I looked at his post about the dead movie and many curses were used ... Then I saw the list of other things he's written and the new book ... After reading this , I seriously wondered why not this book!? It is at least as good as robopocolypse if not better and ... I hate to say it people,,,, but we are seconds in the great galactic timeline from this now. I see Google glass and the watches everywhere ... And its always the dreamers who build tomorrow .. Most of them from what they watch and read ... In my top 5 for this year! As my tenz does its work.
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Okay
April 2nd, 2013
Given the pace of Robopocalypse I had high hopes for Amped. I was let down. Ah well.
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Fun read
March 14th, 2013
But not as good as Robopocalypse.
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