History itself can be rewritten. You only need to change a word here, an event there. Even things like emphasis and importance can be up- or downgraded to make history say what they want it to say.To make it read how they want it to read.
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From THE FUTURE WE LEFT BEHIND by Mike Lancaster

THE FUTURE WE LEFT BEHIND (or in some countries 1.4) picks up about one millenium after the events described in the first book of the series 0.4. Life on Earth has changed in a lot of ways but the most significant feature is The Link, a global wireless network that interlinks all people’s brains. You can chat, play, listen to music, buy goods or store your memories via your Link account – whenever, wherever. It’s sort of like our Internet just without computer hardware and way faster.

Peter Vincent, the lead character of this book, isn’t sure if he is up to follow in his father’s footsteps. David Vincent is a famous and celebrated scientist who once saved the world’s crop with his invention of artificial bees but he is also a cold and uncaring person who disrespects other persons‘ beliefs. When Peter meets Alpha his entire view of the world is shaken. Alpha is a Strakerite – a small group of people who believe in the Kyle Straker Tapes and that everything that is described in 0.4 really happened. Leading scientists as Peter’s father despise these Strakerites and contend that Kyle Straker’s story is a hoax, a superstition.

Alpha sows seeds of doubt in Peter’s thoughts and soon they discover a huge conspiracy that doesn’t only threaten their own existence but that even might erase all humanity. Is Kyle Straker’s story true? How can Peter and Alpha accept full responsibility for their own destiny?

THE FUTURE WE LEFT BEHIND is an absolutely fascinating and exciting science-fiction story. I liked 0.4 but I think this sequel even beats the first book. The story is of course easier to understand when you know the first book but it also works as as a standalone. Young adults are the target group of this scifi series but I think with all those thought provoking and cool ideas older readers should also give it a try – an unputdownable book I can only rate with 5/5 stars.

The Future We Left Behind
Mike Lancaster
Publisher: Egmont USA
ISBN-10: 1606844105
ISBN-13: 978-1606844106
Publication Date: November 13, 2012
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 384 pages

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