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Author Topic: The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North/ Unforgettable by Eric James Stone  (Read 1230 times)

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There a bit similar aren't there first thing I thought of when I read the blurb for The sudden Appearance of Hope was Unforgettable by Eric James Stone, is this the new trend and we get loads of this type of books now


Unforgettable

Out of sight, out of mind. Due to a fluke of quantum mechanics, no one can remember Nat Morgan for more than one minute—not even his boss at the CIA.

Out of sight, out of mind.

In the near future, a fluke of quantum mechanics renders Nat Morgan utterly forgettable. No one can remember he exists for more than a minute after he's gone. It's a useful ability for his career as a CIA agent, even if he has to keep reminding his boss that he exists.

Nat's attempt to steal a quantum chip prototype is thwarted when a former FSB agent, Yelena Semyonova, attempts to steal the same technology for the Russion mob.

Along with a brilliant Iranian physicist who wants to defect, Nat and Yelena must work together to stop a ruthless billionaire from finishing a quantum supercomputer that will literally control the fate of the world

Listen.
All the world forgets me. First my face, then my voice, then the consequences of my deeds.
So listen. Remember me.

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. We've met before - a thousand times. But I am the girl the world forgets.

It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time.

A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger.

No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am.

That makes my life tricky. But it also makes me dangerous . . .

The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of the girl no one remembers. But this gripping story – of love and loss, of hope and despair, of living in the moment and dying to leave a mark – is novel that will stay with you for ever.
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According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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The Sudden Appearance of Hope

My name is Hope Arden, and you won't know who I am. We've met before - a thousand times. But I am the girl the world forgets.

It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time.

A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger.

No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am.

That makes my life tricky. But it also makes me dangerous . . .

The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of the girl no one remembers. But this gripping story – of love and loss, of hope and despair, of living in the moment and dying to leave a mark – is novel that will stay with you for ever.

Man, that is actually a really cool idea for a book. I may have to check that out now. I like this teaser better than the CIA version ... it feels more personal.

The similarity is interesting. Two authors taking the same basic idea in different directions. I wonder if one inspired the other, or they both came to the idea independently (wouldn't be the first time that happened).

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I think I want to read both books now. Yeah, they're similar, but it sounds like the authors took completely different directions with the same starting point.

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I think there both come independently, It just so happens I read Unforgettable earlier this year. Wonder if any more of this type of books will pop up now.
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Not sure about the Eric James Stone book (all I ever read was his Mormon space-whale novelette, and, eek), but for what it is worth - Sudden Appearance is absolutely fantastic.

Hope's just the right combination of powerful and tragic - she's smart, fierce and very, very sneaky... but also so painfully lonely. Lots of great heists, but also a wonderful character-driven SF story.

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The 15 Lives of Harry August was high tier enough for me to take a punt on anything else by the author, frankly. I'll try The Sudden Appearance of Hope at some point soon.