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The Forever Watch is an exciting new debut novel from a bold up-and-coming sci fi talent, The Forever Watch is so full of twists and surprises it's impossible to put down. 

All that is left of humanity is on a thousand-year journey to a new planet aboard one ship, The Noah, which is also carrying a dangerous serial killer...

As a City Planner on the Noah, Hana Dempsey is a gifted psychic, economist, hacker and bureaucrat and is considered "mission critical." She is non-replaceable, important, essential, but after serving her mandatory Breeding Duty,  the impregnation and birthing that all women are obligated to undergo, her life loses purpose as she privately mourns the child she will never be permitted to know.
When Policeman Leonard Barrens enlists her and her hacking skills in the unofficial investigation of his mentor's violent death, Dempsey finds herself increasingly captivated by both the case and Barrens himself. According to Information Security, the missing man has simply "Retired," nothing unusual. Together they follow the trail left by the mutilated remains. Their investigation takes them through lost dataspaces and deep into the uninhabited regions of the ship, where they discover that the answer may not be as simple as a serial killer after all.
What they do with that answer will determine the fate of all humanity in David Ramirez's thrilling page turner.
And David has exclusively signed, lined, dated and numbered first edition first printings at his home in the Philippines. So start your collection now!
From Booklist
On the space vessel Noah—an earth replica that houses all that is left of ­humanity—strong-willed Hana Dempsey questions her purpose in life after awaking from Breeding Duty, a service all women must undergo even though it involves a nine-month coma and never meeting their children. However, Hana pushes her mourning aside, instead using her telekinetic powers to help a rugged yet passionate Peace Officer solve a string of murders, a plan that escalates into an unraveling of government secrets. In classic sf tradition, it leaves you wondering what we do not know about our own civilization. In his debut novel, Ramirez draws on his experience with the Human Genome Project to paint a convincing future in which everyone uses amplifiers to intensify his or her natural abilities. Starting out as a space opera and unfolding as a dystopian thriller, this read weaves together sf cornerstones—including genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence, and covert aliens—without getting messy. Ramirez’s fast-paced novel will captivate readers who seek determined characters, intricate world building, and constant twists. --Biz Hyzy
Praise for The Forever Watch:
"Fans of hard SF will find this well-conceived and well-constructed debut a pleasure. Superior, psychologically plausible characterizations are combined with sophisticated worldbuilding, clever trope inversion, and original plotting to create a powerful story that will amply reward re-reading." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Vivid, action-packed, and yet filled with scientific plausibility, The Forever Watch propels you on a tense voyage of mystery, surprise and discovery." --David Brin, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Postman and Existence
"Intriguing and powerfully disruptive." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
DAVID RAMIREZ is an ex-scientist who divides his time between Oakland, CA, and Manila, Philippines. Once a molecular biologist who worked on the Human Genome Project, Ramirez returned to the Philippines to get married. He dabbled in computer science and the last STEM project he worked on was programming part of the information system for the chronobiologists of EUCLOCK, a cooperative project between European research groups on the study of circadian rhythms in model organisms and humans.
Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (1 May 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 144478790X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444787900
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.2 x 3.6 cm
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