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Overall rating and opinion of 30th Century: Escape by Mark

Post by gali » 01 Nov 2017, 19:05

This is a discussion topic for the November 2017 Book of the Month, "30th Century: Escape" by Mark Kingston Levin, PhD.

What is your overall opinion of "30th Century: Escape" ?What do you like most about it? What do you like least? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not? Please remember to add your actual rating using the book's page on

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Post by Moshood Habeeb » 01 Nov 2017, 19:24

A book that looked into the future creating a vivid picture that illuminates the myopic view we have about advancement in science and technology.

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Post by ReadingRebecca » 01 Nov 2017, 22:41

My overall rating was 2 out of 4 stars. I liked the tropical setting the most. I disliked the sexual relationships the least, partly because they were not hinted at in any blurbs I read (and they were rather blatant not to be at least mentioned) and partly because they did not fit into the story in my opinion. I would not recommend this book due to the sexual content. I didn't care for the book myself, but I saw others likes it.
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Nov 2017, 07:49

ReadingRebecca wrote:My overall rating was 2 out of 4 stars. I liked the tropical setting the most. I disliked the sexual relationships the least, partly because they were not hinted at in any blurbs I read (and they were rather blatant not to be at least mentioned) and partly because they did not fit into the story in my opinion. I would not recommend this book due to the sexual content. I didn't care for the book myself, but I saw others likes it.
Really? When I looked into reading this book, I know that I saw somewhere (I'm thinking Amazon but I could be wrong) that there was explicit sexual content including all different kinds of hookups. That isn't on there any more?
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Post by ashley_claire » 02 Nov 2017, 08:04

I gave it 1 out of 4 stars. I really struggled to find anything that I liked about this book. I didn't think it was very well written and a lot of the science and history subject matter just seemed to drag on way too much. The second half of the book is mainly made up of completely unbelievable sexual encounters where everyone Jennifer meets wants to have sex with not only her, but her partner as well. The dialogue is robotic. Jennifer being from another century and not knowing the jargon or dialect of the time she travels to explains some of this, but why do none of the other characters speak in easy conversational tones?

This book clearly wasn't my cup of tea and I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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Post by Christina Rose » 02 Nov 2017, 15:00

kandscreeley wrote:
ReadingRebecca wrote:My overall rating was 2 out of 4 stars. I liked the tropical setting the most. I disliked the sexual relationships the least, partly because they were not hinted at in any blurbs I read (and they were rather blatant not to be at least mentioned) and partly because they did not fit into the story in my opinion. I would not recommend this book due to the sexual content. I didn't care for the book myself, but I saw others likes it.
Really? When I looked into reading this book, I know that I saw somewhere (I'm thinking Amazon but I could be wrong) that there was explicit sexual content including all different kinds of hookups. That isn't on there any more?
I downloaded the book from Kindle Unlimited yesterday, and the warning is still there in the "About This Book" section. ("Contains graphic multi-partner sex with M/F and F/F pairings")

I'm not sure if there's a warning in a more obvious spot, though.

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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Nov 2017, 15:15

Christina Rose wrote:
kandscreeley wrote:
ReadingRebecca wrote:My overall rating was 2 out of 4 stars. I liked the tropical setting the most. I disliked the sexual relationships the least, partly because they were not hinted at in any blurbs I read (and they were rather blatant not to be at least mentioned) and partly because they did not fit into the story in my opinion. I would not recommend this book due to the sexual content. I didn't care for the book myself, but I saw others likes it.
Really? When I looked into reading this book, I know that I saw somewhere (I'm thinking Amazon but I could be wrong) that there was explicit sexual content including all different kinds of hookups. That isn't on there any more?
I downloaded the book from Kindle Unlimited yesterday, and the warning is still there in the "About This Book" section. ("Contains graphic multi-partner sex with M/F and F/F pairings")

I'm not sure if there's a warning in a more obvious spot, though.
Thank you! I knew I had seen it. I always try to look pretty thoroughly at the books. However, if you aren't looking, I guess that would be easy to overlook.
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Post by Christina Rose » 02 Nov 2017, 16:41

kandscreeley wrote:
Christina Rose wrote:
kandscreeley wrote:
Really? When I looked into reading this book, I know that I saw somewhere (I'm thinking Amazon but I could be wrong) that there was explicit sexual content including all different kinds of hookups. That isn't on there any more?
I downloaded the book from Kindle Unlimited yesterday, and the warning is still there in the "About This Book" section. ("Contains graphic multi-partner sex with M/F and F/F pairings")

I'm not sure if there's a warning in a more obvious spot, though.
Thank you! I knew I had seen it. I always try to look pretty thoroughly at the books. However, if you aren't looking, I guess that would be easy to overlook.
I'm pretty thorough when checking out the books, too. It's probably my OCD. But, if you automatically close the pop-up, you'd miss the warning if it's not stated elsewhere.

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Post by Maulyne » 04 Nov 2017, 09:38

I rate the book 3 out of four stars .the book is more sexual explicit .thats what i didn't like about it ?In addition itrs sci/fi book a genre of which I least like

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Post by Christina Rose » 04 Nov 2017, 14:48

Maulyne wrote:I rate the book 3 out of four stars .the book is more sexual explicit .thats what i didn't like about it ?In addition itrs sci/fi book a genre of which I least like
It sounds like the explicit scenes were disliked by most who read the book!

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Post by CatInTheHat » 04 Nov 2017, 20:53

I rated this one 2 out of 4 stars. The underlying premise was a good one but it got lost with the onset of an insane number of sexual encounters. I did enjoy seeing Anne and Marty working towards being better partners in parenting. I would not recommend this book to others, for the reason mentioned above: too much sex that did not add to the fulfillment of the story.
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Post by Christina Rose » 05 Nov 2017, 04:05

CatInTheHat wrote:I rated this one 2 out of 4 stars. The underlying premise was a good one but it got lost with the onset of an insane number of sexual encounters. I did enjoy seeing Anne and Marty working towards being better partners in parenting. I would not recommend this book to others, for the reason mentioned above: too much sex that did not add to the fulfillment of the story.
I agree that it was nice to see (or read about) two people working together to be better for the children.

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 06 Nov 2017, 03:33

I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars and in my opinion, it is one of the best sci-fy thriller stories that I have ever read. Ithe reminded me about the Solaris Saga by Janet Mcnulty.

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I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars and in my opinion, it is one of the best sci-fy thriller stories that I have ever read. Ithe reminded me about the Solaris Saga by Janet Mcnulty.

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I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars and in my opinion, it is one of the best sci-fy thriller stories that I have ever read. Ithe reminded me about the Solaris Saga by Janet Mcnulty.

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Post by Christina Rose » 06 Nov 2017, 17:59

Ferdinand_otieno wrote:I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars and in my opinion, it is one of the best sci-fy thriller stories that I have ever read. Ithe reminded me about the Solaris Saga by Janet Mcnulty.

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I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars and in my opinion, it is one of the best sci-fy thriller stories that I have ever read. Ithe reminded me about the Solaris Saga by Janet Mcnulty.

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I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars and in my opinion, it is one of the best sci-fy thriller stories that I have ever read. Ithe reminded me about the Solaris Saga by Janet Mcnulty.
I only read the first book in the "Solaris Saga," so I don't yet see the similarities, but may if I read more. I'm glad you enjoyed this book so much.

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Post by Tpop » 06 Nov 2017, 23:24

Unlike most of the others that have commented here, I don't mind the adult scenes so far. However, at times, I feel like the focus is more on those scenes than the sci-fy aspects.
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