Becoming Human



❴Read❵ ➪ Becoming Human Author Eliza Green – E17streets4all.co.uk First an alien species emerged from the shadows Then his wife disappearedBill Taggart is done following rules After losing his wife and his last shred of happiness on humanity s new home, he focuses h First an alien species emerged from the shadows Then his wife disappearedBill Taggart is done following rules After losing his wife and his last shred of happiness on humanity s new home, he focuses his attention on the hostile alien race living there Sent to observe them before a population transfer from Earth, Bill hopes to find a clue to explain his wife s disappearance But when his study of the non aggressive natives clashes with official reports, the investigator suspects there s to this relocationLaura O Halloran hates to deviate from the rule book But when she uncovers a sinister government conspiracy involving the aliens and Bill Taggart s wife, she knows she can t stay silent The truth not only puts the entire transfer plan at risk, but the investigator s life too Genesis Code is the first book in the Genesis series of captivating dystopian sci fi novels If you like incredible world building, complex characters, and disturbing secrets, then you ll love Eliza Green s intricately woven post apocalyptic novel Buy Genesis Code to travel to a brave new dystopian world todayThis book was previously published as Becoming Human.Becoming Human

Eliza Green tried her hand at fashion designing, massage, painting, and even ghost hunting, before finding her love of writing She often wonders if her desire to change the ending of a particular glittery vampire story steered her in that direction it did After earning her degree in marketing, Eliza went on to work in everything but marketing, but swears she uses it in everyday life, or so she tells her bank managerBorn and raised in Dublin, Ireland, she lives there with her sci fi loving, evil genius best friend When not working on her next amazing science fiction adventure, you can find her reading, indulging in new food at an amazing restaurant or simply singing along to something with a half decent beatCheck out Eliza s complete list of books at elizagreenbooks books.

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    Paperback Ê Becoming Human Kindle ò living there Sent to observe them before a population transfer from Earth, Bill hopes to find a clue to explain his wife s disappearance But when his study of the non aggressive natives clashes with official reports, the investigator suspects there s to this relocationLaura O Halloran hates to deviate from the rule book But when she uncovers a sinister government conspiracy involving the aliens and Bill Taggart s wife, she knows she can t stay silent The truth not only puts the entire transfer plan at risk, but the investigator s life too Genesis Code is the first book in the Genesis series of captivating dystopian sci fi novels If you like incredible world building, complex characters, and disturbing secrets, then you ll love Eliza Green s intricately woven post apocalyptic novel Buy Genesis Code to travel to a brave new dystopian world todayThis book was previously published as Becoming Human."/>
  • Paperback
  • 358 pages
  • Becoming Human
  • Eliza Green
  • English
  • 09 April 2018
  • 1481082930

10 thoughts on “Becoming Human

  1. says:

    Imagine a world, 150 years from now, without wars, reigned by a single World Government, where global warming is a thing of the past and food comes from machines called replicators.Nice, huh Unfortunately this world is inhabited by 20 billion people, the World Government is corrupt, sunlight hardly reaches the surface any making it cold as hell, and the air is only breathable through filter masks filled with some gel.Not so nice any.Fortunately there is another planet just 2 weeks trave Imagine a world, 150 years from now, without wars, reigned by a single World Government, where global warming is a thing of the past and food comes from machines called replicators.Nice, huh Unfortunately this world is inhabited by 20 billion people, the World Government is corrupt, sunlight hardly reaches the surface any making it cold as hell, and the air is only breathable through filter masks filled with some gel.Not so nice any.Fortunately there is another planet just 2 weeks travel time from Earth, that looks promising to be occupied by mankind A terra forming process turned this planet Exilon 5 to a real neat place, new cities have been laid out and people on Earth are just craving to live there.Splendid Unfortunately there is another race, the Indigenes, who have been living on the planet before men arrived Most of them died during the terra forming, but some have survived and were driven underground 30 years ago Now there s some kind of cold war going on between the Indigenes and the World Gov Each side has its own agenda and is desperately trying to find out as much information as possible about the other race.That s about the state of affairs when the book starts.We follow people from Earth and Exilon 5 on their respective paths, both Humans and Indigenes, some know what s going on, some don t, and some only think they know Of course paths cross on occasion and that s when things get really interesting.For me the whole book was interesting First of all I like dystopian stories I have read 1984 by George Orwell a couple of times in several languages well, two actually In this book we have a lot of orwellesque overtones, a 1984 ish bouquet if you will pardon my French Then there are some were fitting witty dialog scenes the main characters have with some secondary ones military people, co workers, people from the street I love this kind of stuff Sometimes the smallest details just make a good story for me.Then there is the Sci Fi stuff I m glad the book is not overloaded with that It s all nice and well, but I think too much tech stuff could ruin a story, which is not the case here If you are a Star Trek fan like me you ll have your familiar food replicators, force fields and turbo lifts, although they re probably different from the Star Trek universe You have some spacecrafts flying around, artificial skin, breathing filters, DPads , Light Boxes and surveillance shit equipment, but that s about all No ludicrous deus ex machina gadget that help to get heroes out of trouble Finally the main characters I admit there are a few of them you should pay attention to Some reviews complain that there are too many people to follow and that it s hard to keep track of everyone That may be true, but since I ve read those reviews beforehand I just kept my own little dramatis personhandwritten, mind you and then it was no big deal at all.Reading this book was an overall pleasant experience Considering the fact that this is a debut novel, the five stars are very much deserved.I m looking forward to the sequel, called ALTERED REALITY, which will be published later this year This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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    In the future, through overuse, over abuse and over population, Earth has become toxic to human life Light years away, exoplanet Exilon 5 is discovered to be a plausible place to relocate humans to Only problem It s already inhabited by another species Solution Force the indigenous population to die, or adapt to the changes necessary to support human life Or, just maybe, they will learn to adapt and hide underground, seeking ways to learn about the invaders Maybe they have grown smarter, In the future, through overuse, over abuse and over population, Earth has become toxic to human life Light years away, exoplanet Exilon 5 is discovered to be a plausible place to relocate humans to Only problem It s already inhabited by another species Solution Force the indigenous population to die, or adapt to the changes necessary to support human life Or, just maybe, they will learn to adapt and hide underground, seeking ways to learn about the invaders Maybe they have grown smarter,powerful and superior in many ways to the human race Bill Taggert, an International Task Force Agent, is charged with investigating this race, called Indigenes, but Bill has his own agenda on Exilon 5 His wife is missing and presumed murdered by the Indigenes and he intends to get definitive answers in the hopes of finding closure Contact has been made with an Indigene, Stephen, but attempts to capture him failed Meanwhile, a young woman, Laura, on her first day at a new high security job at the ESC Earth Security Center , has discovered highly sensitive files that she can t help but read When she is secretly giveninformation on the same subjects, Bill Taggert and the Indigenes, she is drawn into a twisted and terrifying conspiracy that runs all the way to the top of the political chain What are the dark secrets being withheld from the population Why is it necessary for every action made by the population to be monitored by the government Viewed and told through multiple POVs, the plot is intricate, involved and intense With several necessary subplots racing along concurrently, the answers to what is going on will be HUGE Remember, two worlds, two races, two histories, but what about the future Good intentions vs selfish desires are all part of this story, too What will the final outcome be Will the human race destroy another world in its quest for supremacy and survival or are the only the privileged few going to come out on top Eliza Green had me from page one Her creative world building constructed a panoramic view of the consequences of two worlds colliding where both sides want to win, neither trusting the other Will good conquer evil I, for one am looking forward to book two, especially after book one s stellar ending If you like Sci fi, futuristic tales, dystopian worlds with underdog good guys fighting the good fight, I think you ll like this After book one, and meeting Daphne, I m rooting for the Indigenes Forreviews, and other book related things, please visit

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    I decided to buy the book and give it a chance after reading the reviews where it was sold My EReader is full of free books from promotion but this one caught my attention I hadn t read a sci fi in a while so I thought, Why not Although a little bit hard to follow at times when the author moves from one character to another to introduce them I understood that at some point it would fit together It was just hard to remember everything The author did an amazing job with the Indigene Stephen, I decided to buy the book and give it a chance after reading the reviews where it was sold My EReader is full of free books from promotion but this one caught my attention I hadn t read a sci fi in a while so I thought, Why not Although a little bit hard to follow at times when the author moves from one character to another to introduce them I understood that at some point it would fit together It was just hard to remember everything The author did an amazing job with the Indigene Stephen, as I did not have problems at all empathizing with him It was not as easy to do so with any of the other humans and that is why I could not really give it a 5 A self published book that was worth reading

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    This book has a lot of different character perspectives I have a general rule, that I will only allow tolerate this kind of thing from George R.R Martin, because he gives me no choice, even if I skip all the chapters starting with Theon, to read all the chapters starting with Tyrion instead Tangent over.So we have, Bill, Stephen, Jenny, Ben, some guy and his parents, a pilot, the guy that has a crush on the pilot, some evil Government Corporate staff, so on, an so forth I have just listed This book has a lot of different character perspectives I have a general rule, that I will only allow tolerate this kind of thing from George R.R Martin, because he gives me no choice, even if I skip all the chapters starting with Theon, to read all the chapters starting with Tyrion instead Tangent over.So we have, Bill, Stephen, Jenny, Ben, some guy and his parents, a pilot, the guy that has a crush on the pilot, some evil Government Corporate staff, so on, an so forth I have just listed 9 possible character perspectives You feel me In the future, earth has turned into the cesspit that we all saw coming, unbreathable air, hardly any natural food to be found, but there is a solution and Exilon is it s name However Exilon is already inhabited, by a mostly underground species that lives in crude tunnels underground, they are tall, fast, colder blooded, and kill ravenously and eat their prey raw And when the attempts at colonization begin, the brutal change in atmosphere devastates them.But some survived, and Bill, is on a top secret mission to track them down Because the new human population of Exilon is not supposed to know about indigenous species, and when humans start disappearing, their disappearance is thought to be caused by the Indogines.The story centers around Indogine, Stephen s attempt to talk to a little earthling boy named Ben and to ask him questions like What species are you and Does your skin repel water too Because that s never not creepy view spoiler Here s the thing, this indigenous civilization that we met in the beginning, that seemed so crude and bestial, is actuallyhardier, smarter, faster, better with technology then humans could ever be.And they are confused why people from Earth came in and destroyed their home and turned their environment into something they couldn t live in Now.being these awesome super smart technologically minded super beings that they are.desperate to find the answers to these pressing questions, do they, obtain an Encyclopedia perhaps, listen in to the news Hack whatever form of internet currently exists Simply eavesdrop on people with their super duper senses NO THEY DO NONE OF THIS.what they actually do, is spend countless time and hours, developing special filters to put in their nose and down their throat to breath the atmosphere, they spend hours upon hours studying video surveillance of a couple at a bar seriously they can tap into video surveillance and this is the plan to learn how to move like humans, then spend countlesshours developing special silicon I think like suits that sort of, not really look like human skin, and then, finally their plan is complete, yes, Stephen our friendly Indogine, starts talking with a small 8 year old boy, to find the answers about the mass genocide of his people Seriously, all those resources And that was the goal After which they sneak on a spaceship to earth, with a yet unformulated plan to make the earth aware that they exist ed Which if I was a super intelligent being that could hack into technology, I might justI don t know, beam a video of myself to the people on earth and set the record straight.but apparently that would be too easy And all the different perspectives sort of connect a bit, but most of them, aren t really that compelling hide spoiler I personally didn t find this a very compelling read At first it seemed plausible that a planet already occupied by a sentient species would be colonized over, like they didn t exist by a greedy uni Government But the development of the native species didn t seem like plausible world building to me in the end

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    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I loved it.The story is written from several points of view, both on Earth and Exilon 5, and personally I loved these sneak peaks into a not too distant future each character giving their unique flavour and adding to the big picture.The characters were believable, each with their own distinct personality driven by their goals for the future or demons of the past or present.It pleased me that even though halfway into the novel I I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I loved it.The story is written from several points of view, both on Earth and Exilon 5, and personally I loved these sneak peaks into a not too distant future each character giving their unique flavour and adding to the big picture.The characters were believable, each with their own distinct personality driven by their goals for the future or demons of the past or present.It pleased me that even though halfway into the novel I had guessed some of the plot, that in the end parts of it still surprised me So I got to feel smart AND be taken by surprise simultaneously, yay.My only complaint is the number of missing words and occasional grammatical errors, but I m willing to overlook that for the sake of the quality of the story as well as knowing that it comes from an indie author.This first book covers the world building, back story, and introduces the main players all building up to the main story to be carried out in the following books in the series A clever way to ensure that readers will read the sequels I for one want to know what happens next.On a side note, why are people classifying this book as Young Adult I m puzzled, because it is clearly not

  7. says:

    This was a really good book A great break from all the young adult novels that I have been reading lately It was written well and the book kept me intrigued the whole time I think because I have read George R.R Martin s Song of Ice and Fire series I was able to follow all the different point of views and characters a lot easier All the characters added something different to the story and I loved how it was starting to all tie together towards the end That was done well especially with the This was a really good book A great break from all the young adult novels that I have been reading lately It was written well and the book kept me intrigued the whole time I think because I have read George R.R Martin s Song of Ice and Fire series I was able to follow all the different point of views and characters a lot easier All the characters added something different to the story and I loved how it was starting to all tie together towards the end That was done well especially with the many different characters s we were following The one con to the book is that end was too abrupt I was confused at the end It didn t seem to fit the rest of the book but otherwise it was a good read Can t wait until I can read the next one I am excited to find out .I would definitely recommend this book to sci fi readers It is an idea different enough to break away from many of the popular books out, and it really makes you think about the future

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    Check out my blog to see Reviews of Books and Movies as well as Recipes and DIY projectsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review Becoming Human the 1st book in the Exilon 5 Trilogy is written by Eliza Green Admittedly I was surprised that this was written by a woman, from the first 1 3 of the book, I had the feeling that it was written by a man Considering that the story is told predominantly through the eyes of men, I must commend Eliza on capturing the essence of man Check out my blog to see Reviews of Books and Movies as well as Recipes and DIY projectsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review Becoming Human the 1st book in the Exilon 5 Trilogy is written by Eliza Green Admittedly I was surprised that this was written by a woman, from the first 1 3 of the book, I had the feeling that it was written by a man Considering that the story is told predominantly through the eyes of men, I must commend Eliza on capturing the essence of man in storytelling views Becoming Human is based in the year 2163 when Earth is overpopulated and polluted to the point that the sun is no longer visible in the sky and the temperatures have dropped A planet named Exilon 5 has been terraformed and has replicated 5 major cities that people have started being transported to However, the race that was on Exilon 5 before the terraforming process were not completely annihilated and have continued to thrive under the surface Eliza does a great job of combining many fears and speculations into her futuristic novel Everyone has an ID chip embedded in their thumb that is used for everything from signatures to building entry Overcrowding has reached the point that bodies of water have been filled in to createhousing Medical advances allow people to live well into their 100s, reaching 175 as a ripe old age Optional suicide booths that inject a substance to painlessly kill people due to the mass overcrowding Workers are required for weeks at a time with drugs that allow them to stay awake and only getting hours or a single day off after a week or longer shift With no space for additional housing and the lack of sunlight from the layer of pollution, food can no longer be grown on Earth and people eat and drink substances from food replication machines to get the appropriate nutrients Vitamin D shots are readily available for mood enhancement due to the lack of sunlight The Prologue to the book had useful information but was very dry and overly technical It kind of set a negative tone for the book, and I was a little worried about whether or not I would be reading an enjoyable story or a science fiction technical novel luckily the rest of book is muchinviting and easy to become immersed in Eliza has written a lot of characters that are cold and detached in many ways, and yet still have the ability for you to get to know them and want to knowabout their stories The main negative thing that I have to say about this book would be the dry prologue and the fact that it needs a cleaner edit There were times within the novel that some sentences would be incomplete or missing a word on the end of them Becoming Human is written from many different perspectives to give a whole picture kind of feel In the beginning it took a little bit of getting used to with a bit of jumping around in locations, but once I got into the story line and used to the different locations of main characters I had no problems seamlessly switching between people and locations forpieces of the puzzle that was uncovering the big secret of Exilon 5 Overall I think that Eliza has a winning story with Becoming Human The build up is done well with hints at possibilities but nothing to amount to the actual ending of the story The book closes well, with lead up into the next book in the Trilogy, but not with a complete drop off I enjoyed the characters and was definitely feeling anger and disgust at what the leading organizations have been up to, and I am definitely interested in reading the second book Altered Reality I give this book 4 5 stars, and could easily bump it up to 5 with some cleaner edit and a prologue that was easily to connect with If you are into Sci Fi, Futuristic novels, Mysteries, Suspense, Space travel and Terraforming, this book is definitely right up your alley

  9. says:

    I won a copy of Becoming Human by Eliza Green when the author guest posted on a blog I read I had never heard of the author but liked her voice in the post and thought the book sounded interesting It s the first of what I understand is a planned trilogy and I think it s very good for a first publishing effort Ms Green is an indie author and I was impressed by the level of professionalism here the cover was beautiful, the copy editing was superb, and I only had a small quibble with the co I won a copy of Becoming Human by Eliza Green when the author guest posted on a blog I read I had never heard of the author but liked her voice in the post and thought the book sounded interesting It s the first of what I understand is a planned trilogy and I think it s very good for a first publishing effort Ms Green is an indie author and I was impressed by the level of professionalism here the cover was beautiful, the copy editing was superb, and I only had a small quibble with the content editing.I was intrigued by the idea of a member of an indiginous species attempting to become human in an effort to protect the rest of his people from further harm by the humans who have changed the ecosystem of his planet and begun colonizing it.As is often the case, this book is the set up for the meat of the story which I assume will happen in later books Which is ok, as long as there is a good story This had a lot of promise and, in my opinion, mostly delivered Part way through, however, I got bogged down by the many different groups of characters on Earth and Exilon 5 This isn t unusual in scifi on a grand scale certainly not in the fantasy I ve been readingof the last few years , I just haven t read any lately and didn t expect it.The author does a good job of revealing little bits of the mystery, though I was a little disappointed I figured some of it out before the end However, there s enough left open to whet my appetite for the next book.Overall, I enjoyed Becoming Human and I m looking forward to Ms Green s next one

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    Becoming Human The Exilon 5 Trilogy, Book 1 Hard to review this book I think my score would bea 3.5, but I like to support indie authors, so an extra half There s a LOT of exposition Too much, I think There are a million POV characters, to the point I lost track of who was who several times There are so many story threads it s hard to follow, and the entire first 2 3 of the book feels like world building, backstory and in some places, filler And yetThe story is great, many of the Becoming Human The Exilon 5 Trilogy, Book 1 Hard to review this book I think my score would bea 3.5, but I like to support indie authors, so an extra half There s a LOT of exposition Too much, I think There are a million POV characters, to the point I lost track of who was who several times There are so many story threads it s hard to follow, and the entire first 2 3 of the book feels like world building, backstory and in some places, filler And yetThe story is great, many of the characters are very likeable and as the first book in a trilogy, I would expect the majority of the world building and background is done now, and the next two books will belike the final third of this one And that final third really shines The writing crisped up, the dialogue too, the action and pacing sped up and yet evened out as well, and all the threads that were not entirely making sense to me earlier in the book, came together into a whole Probably the best indie sci fi I ve ever read, I really enjoyed it, and I will be looking out for the rest of the series Disclosure Picked it up as a freebie from thedaily free books

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