Logging Off

In 2095, every facet of society runs perfectly by computers and advanced technology. Citizens like Britannia Stone conduct their lives effortlessly with a genetically embedded barcode linked to Central, the world government. But this easy lifestyle, one without economical hardships, crime and disease, comes with a price—the freedom of choice. Now world citizens are beginning to mysteriously disappear. John Ettinger, a society inactive and member of the underground group called the Starters, knows the reason why. With the help of Kendall Knowlton, a highly-gifted psychic child, it becomes a race against time as Britannia and John join forces before they are next to disappear. They must stay alive long enough to reach Central’s mainframe and destroy the enemy before the enemy destroys all of mankind.

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 REVIEWS:

 

One of my top 2012 reads…  (Amazon UK Review)

By London
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

After reading two other titles ofcaitlin’s, I thought I would give this a try and I am so glad I did. I absolutely loved it and I would put it up there with the likes of x men and the hunger games.Caitlin, please write a follow up and also some other titles, love your work.

Sci Fi for the Sci Fi Phobic…! (Amazon UK Review)

By Kelly Greene – Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have to admit, I approached this book with some trepidation. Most of the Sci Fi I have read has been
either required curriculum reading back in my high school and college days (1984, Brave New World, Utopia, …
Electric Sheep), or more of the Fantasy sort (I’m a big fan of the Anne Rice pre-Christian movement – Lestat is
about as human a “monster” as they come…and more importantly – sexy and fun.)
So the idea that a genuine Sci Fi yarn could be both human-based and emotionally engaging was fairly foreign to me. Yet… here it is – a book that I genuinely had trouble putting down… because what McKenna spins is a tale both at once grounded in our every-day reality (computers do everything for humans… how far away are we from that when you walk into any restaurant, and everyone’s talking to themselves on hidden earpieces, or scrolling personal Palm Pilots, and relying on computerized instructions while driving their cars)…
and yet just tantalizingly-removed enough that we can ooh and ahh at how far 50 years has taken “Humanity”…
Best yet, just like the underground movements of scrumptiously guilty pleasures like Demolition Man… there are still enough recognizable prototypes like the gruff, old-fashioned sexy Hero and the beautiful, gilded-cage, ignorance-is-bliss Heroine… to help us navigate this Strange New World with equal parts wry self-recognition and awe-struck fear at What Might Be.
What truly struck me about McKenna’s writing is how personable and humorous her narrative manages to be, while leading us thru this chilly, oftentimes gorgeous & gleaming Not-Too-Distant Future.
Because you wouldn’t believe me if I said this is an almost-perfect movie-in-the-making… I’ll say that the downside to this tantalizing novel is that the chapters were sometimes unneccessarily broken down into Very Short Chapters. That’s not so much a critique as just a praise: there was no need to put in those breaks… things flowed so well that one sometimes wondered why the ‘break’ was necessary…
But then again, without these continual ‘cutaways’ to each different character and where they stood in the Adventure, perhaps I would have found myself lost.
All I can say is… I was awestruck by deft balance between the Modern and the Old Fashioned…
by the aspects of our Almost Future – how incredible and wonderful that Promise seemed… yet how terrifying and awful that Future might be… No spoilers here: the ending is everything you hope it will be.
We need a sequel – no – a prequel…! This amazing novel deserves both.

Sci Fi for the Sci Fi Phobic…!
By Kelly Greene “Disney Ho” (Los Angeles, CA USA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Logging Off (Paperback) I have to admit, I approached this book with some trepidation. Most of the Sci Fi I have read has been either required curriculum reading back in my high school and college days (1984, Brave New World, Utopia, … Electric Sheep), or more of the Fantasy sort (I’m a big fan of the Anne Rice pre-Christian movement – Lestat is about as human a “monster” as they come…and more importantly – sexy and fun.) So the idea that a genuine Sci Fi yarn could be both human-based and emotionally engaging was fairly foreign to me. Yet… here it is – a book that I genuinely had trouble putting down… because what McKenna spins is a tale both at once grounded in our every-day reality (computers do everything for humans… how far away are we from that when you walk into any restaurant, and everyone’s talking to themselves on hidden earpieces, or scrolling personal Palm Pilots, and relying on computerized instructions while driving their cars)… and yet just tantalizingly-removed enough that we can ooh and ahh at how far 50 years has taken “Humanity”…
Best yet, just like the underground movements of scrumptiously guilty pleasures like Demolition Man… there are still enough recognizable prototypes like the gruff, old-fashioned sexy Hero and the beautiful, gilded-cage, ignorance-is-bliss Heroine… to help us navigate this Strange New World with equal parts wry self-recognition and awe-struck fear at What Might Be. What truly struck me about McKenna’s writing is how personable and humorous her narrative manages to be, while leading us thru this chilly, oftentimes gorgeous & gleaming Not-Too-Distant Future. Because you wouldn’t believe me if I said this is an almost-perfect movie-in-the-making… I’ll say that the downside to this tantalizing novel is that the chapters were sometimes unnecessarily broken down into Very Short Chapters. That’s not so much a critique as just a praise: there was no need to put in those breaks… things flowed so well that one sometimes wondered why the ‘break’ was necessary… But then again, without these continual ‘cutaways’ to each different character and where they stood in the Adventure, perhaps I would have found myself lost. All I can say is… I was awestruck by deft balance between the Modern and the Old Fashioned… by the aspects of our Almost Future – how incredible and wonderful that Promise seemed… yet how terrifying and awful that Future might be… No spoilers here: the ending is everything you hope it will be. We need a sequel – no – a prequel…! This amazing novel deserves both.

Great book, By Clodagh – See all my reviews This review is from: Logging Off (Kindle Edition) “First time reading something like this and it was brill, hated putting it down! Easy to follow, would definitely recommend!”

Goodreads.com Review:

“I always look for books on dystopias and, lately, there are lots of those. This is a good one. I almost wish that the society had worked out. The fact that people have the choice to be citizens are not is enough choice for me. But, as usual, the machines mess everything up and extraordinary people do their best to fix it.”

Bobby’s Bi-weekly Book Review

“Logging Off – what a great page turner, fun, Intriguing, scary futuristic read. The Bird was extremely curious about the date of publication, to the devices mentioned in the book.  This Caitlin McKenna – is she part Bird? Because she had written about devices that had not yet been invented at the time of publishing, yet are part of daily life now.”

The Lonely Review – (Warning, minor spoilers)

Catherine Vecchione (New York, USA)

This review is from: Logging Off (Paperback) – Amazon.com

It’s 2095, and technology is literally running the world. Picture this: life without disease, no crime, no financial worries. Because of computers, life has become highly efficient and outrageously comfortable. But can life ever be this easy? The answer becomes increasingly obvious as people who question the status quo begin to disappear and humans realize they don’t know who’s really calling the shots – the humans or the computers.

I don’t usually go for science fiction, or thrillers for that matter, but this is one intriguing story I highly recommend.

Pasadena Weekly – By Karen Apostolina

“It all started as a dream – or maybe a nightmare. Caitlin McKenna woke one morning in her Pasadena bedroom and, instead of heading for the breakfast table, grabbed her journal and started frantically writing down everything she could recall from the very vivid, very complex dream she’d just had. Thirty-seven pages later she had the rough draft of “Logging Off,” a tale of utopia gone bad, starring corrupted computers, egotistical robots, and the humans who must battle them before the world dissolves into a smoldering heap of scrap metal. But wait – it’s a love story too!” – READ THE REST HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 


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