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2018 B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree, 2019 eLit Book Award, 2019 IAN Book of the Year Finalist.
Two extraordinary dreams. Two ambitious men. Their rivalry will shape the future of mankind.
Daniel Walker remains haunted by first contact with a merciless alien race that left him orphaned, emotionally scarred and reluctantly famous. With Earth in its death throes, he uses that fame to fulfill his parents' dream of finding a new Earth... but success will come at a very steep price.
Nanotechnologist Cadmon Dhyre bears the disfiguring marks of a deadly plague and spends every waking hour working on a cure. Wiping away his horrifying appearance could win him social acceptance, but only if he can secure the resources he so desperately needs.
The goals of these two men put them at odds, competing for the same position. Only one will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure funding. The loser's desperation will turn him into humanity's biggest threat, and forever change one woman caught in the middle.
NanoMorphosis is a suspenseful work of science fiction. If you like intricate world-building, near-future technology, and multi-layered characters, then you'll love this compelling new novel.
Author's warning: this work contains dark themes some readers may find disturbing.
Take a fascinating interstellar journey today!
"This is a unique and imaginative sci-fi tale driven by realistic characters. Marla L. Anderson has the ability to make extraordinary situations feel believable and is skilled in painting a chilling future that explores the best and worst of humanity... A definite must-read for sci-fi fans."
"...well-paced throughout, effectively addressing the dangers of nanobots, for instance, without losing sight of the controversies surrounding space travel. The story offers much excitement...A thoroughly creative tale..." -- Kirkus Reviews
"beautifully written ... will be a thrill for fans of sci-fi and readers who love multilayered characters ... enticing and intelligently crafted ... I was completely absorbed." -- Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
"A story of alien life with an exciting, unexpected twist...added an intriguing psychiatric element to a science fiction thriller. NanoMorphosis reaches into the imagination and brings to life things I had not fathomed yet, ... so much fun to read." -- Feathered Quill Review
"ambitious, smart and wonderfully written ...delightfully unpredictable! I was drawn in from the start." -- L. Marijke McCandless
"engrossing ... a true page-turner." -- Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite
"NanoMorphosis is an exciting read. This is a solid, well-written story that has plenty of action and excitement in it. I can't imagine where the idea came from for the story, but the work that has gone into it shows in the quality of the writing. The plot is different to most in this genre and the author leads us on a complex, sometimes terrifying yet fascinating journey, not just through the solar system and beyond, but through the complexities of life itself. The characters have been developed thoroughly and fit the story, having personalities of their own and being written in a way that allows a reader to get to know them and to identify with them. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and hope that book 2 isn't too long in the making."-- Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
"Nanomorphosis is a thrilling story involving alien beings, space travel and nanotechnology. The tension in the book builds slowly from beginning to end, like a bicycle racing downhill. By the time you realize you're hooked, it's too late to stop. I enjoyed the balance of science and story that this book presented. In some books of this genre, you feel the need for a doctorate before even beginning to understand the technical aspects. There was just enough in this book to help it feel real while not overwhelming the reader. This makes the book accessible to even the most remote of sci-fi lovers. The characters in this story are varied, from the truly psychotic to the hero destined to save the world and everyone in between. The author developed the characters well. I hated the ones that I was supposed to despise and liked the ones that I was supposed to enjoy. But, I will warn you, as with any well-written book, there were times that I wanted to fling my e-reader across the room. And, the tension only builds the further you get into the story. One further warning, there is some adult content in this book... I believe that it was written tastefully... the book was well-edited. Therefore, I gladly rate Nanomorphosis 4 out of 4 stars. I highly recommend this to fans of suspense-filled science fiction. Just don't start thinking you're going to read this in short bursts. As the saying goes, "Once you pop, you can't stop." -- official OnlineBookClub.org review
Anderson's debut tackles human nature through a science fiction lens. On an overcrowded 22nd-century Earth, Daniel Walker, childhood survivor of an alien attack, is determined to carry on his murdered parents' legacy and find a habitable exoplanet. Even as he gains public support, he is undermined by Senator Bromberg, a xenophobic politician with a secret life, and sabotaged by Dr. Cadmon Dhyre, a bioengineer trying to find a cure for a nanogenetic plague. Before Daniel's ship leaves the solar system, Dhyre's intelligent nanobots infect the mission, developing into Carrie, a sentient shape-shifter who sparks curiosity and fear among Daniel and his crew. On their return, Dhyre attempts to finish what he started and regain control over Carrie. Anderson ably explores the worst elements of human nature--while still leaving hope for the future. -- Publishers Weekly