Just got a new review for The Gender Divide from The Scattering.
Review is in 3 parts - Now Reading, Meet the New Boss (hysterical - made me laugh out loud when I read it), and Verdict.
Now Reading - http://thescattering.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/now-reading-the-gender-divide-by-david-boultbee/
Meet the New Boss - http://thescattering.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/meet-the-new-boss-review-the-gender-divide/
Verdict - http://thescattering.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/verdict-the-gender-divide-by-david-boultbee/
Some quotable lines
In the tradition of other socially-conscious science fiction, Boultbee’s novel incorporates contemporary issues of gender disparities into a future world, without (thank god) getting too preachy.
Descriptions of biological enhancements and Ryan Peters’s weaponized “nanites” are detailed and believable, but just as believable are the portrayals of social and psychological changes in a radically different world.
and my favorite
The result is a novel with the appeal of both a unique concept and a cast of characters embroiled in the classic drama of a love triangle. David Boultbee’s The Gender Divide is, first and foremost, an engaging story, but does an excellent job as well in following in the tradition of science fiction as a mirror—not for the future—but for the present.
As a reminder, an excerpt of Chapter 1 is available on the website for The Gender Divide at http://www.thegenderdivide.com/?excerpt . Chapter 2 is also available for those interested - just email me and I’ll sent you the ’secret’ link
The Gender Divide is now available on Amazon.com in paperback, which is very exciting. A lot of people I know still prefer a paperback to an eBook. Readers have been able to purchase paperbacks at the Publishers website for some time now but going through Amazon allows you to take advantage of their FREE Super Saving Shipping offer.
The paperback is also part of Amazon’s ‘Search inside the Book’ program where you can click to look inside. The preview is fairly paltry, especially considering that all of Chapter 1 is available on the website for The Gender Divide. There is also the option to get a link to Chapter 2 just by emailing me. However I’m sure that Amazon.com gets more traffic than my website does so I’m not complaining.
I also noticed that I received my first reader review on Amazon.com and that got me thinking. For those of you who have read The Gender Divide I have the following contest. I will be awarding 3 free copies (eBooks only) of my new novella Venus Inferno once it is released in mid-July. Here is what you have to do to qualify.
- Write a review for The Gender Divide. I’d obviously love more 5 star reviews but I really do want to hear what readers think of the book.
- Send me an email (david|@|davidboultbee.com) with the name you wrote the review under.
- When Venus Inferno is released, I’ll randomly select 3 winners and send them the eBook.
I’m really looking forward to reading some more reviews from my readers so good luck.
I received this wonderful review from Trevas of eBookguru.org for The Gender Divide a while ago and I’ve been remiss about posting it, especially given some of the good things it has to say about the book.
A couple of my favorite lines:
With it’s completely original story line, it’s draw-you-in-and-keep-you style, and it’s fast paced storyline, this is one book that Sci-Fi readers are going to want to grab a copy of.
The storyline stands on it’s own in a genre plagued by copycat types of books, and The Gender Divide is an engaging read right from start to finish.
If you enjoy Sci-Fi, you won’t want to miss out on this one.
If you want to learn more about The Gender Divide visit the website and click on the Excerpt for a free read of Chapter 1. If you like it or even if you aren’t sure, you can email me (david|@|davidboultbee.com) for a link to Chapter 2.
WARNING! This blog contains possible spoilers for The Gender Divide.
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