Threads It s the year and the Fabric of the Universe will never be the same Socialism is dead Unfortunately man s inhumanity to his fellow man is not In a universe full of opportunity for all a chance

  • Title: Threads
  • Author: Tom Tinney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It s the year 2576 and the Fabric of the Universe will never be the same.Socialism is dead.Unfortunately, man s inhumanity to his fellow man is not In a universe full of opportunity for all, a chance encounter plants an evil seed and a psychotic killer begins stalking the female population of the MetroStellar.In another part of the galaxy, a lone USS Marshal on a routineIt s the year 2576 and the Fabric of the Universe will never be the same.Socialism is dead.Unfortunately, man s inhumanity to his fellow man is not In a universe full of opportunity for all, a chance encounter plants an evil seed and a psychotic killer begins stalking the female population of the MetroStellar.In another part of the galaxy, a lone USS Marshal on a routine undercover mission stumbles into a 300 year old cover up Things are never what they seem to be and both cases begin and end with the Intra Stellar Transportation and Exploration Company ISTEC and the planet they control, Exodus.To close both cases will require the combined skills of the marshal and his twin brother, as they use their special bond to overcome the forces working against them and seek justice for those they have sworn to protect.This is a story about family, the illusion of security and that things are not always what they seem Threads shines a light on the what makes us great, as well as the darker side of man It is the story of two brothers who discover they are stronger together, but they must first find the strength and greatness in themselves.This is a Scifi Psychological Thriller spanning the known galaxy and the next 500 years of human history in a unique future and universe created by its author.The Author has committed that 10% of the profits from the sale of Threads will go to ALS Lou Gehrig s disease funding for research and patient care.

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    1. Initially I squirmed at the start of Threads not because of the characters, such as Billy Ray, assigned to the Royal Mongolian Space Navy Destroyer 119, the Admiral Khan, but the pages of info-dumping as the reader learns about the Mark IV implant in Billy Ray's head. Then again in Chapter 2 on ISTEC company history. Many science fiction writers use this technique with the risk of losing readers with too much Tell in order to get over the mass of new information they need to handle the story. Ge [...]

    2. Threads is a science fiction book with a great story. The title, Threads, has more than one connotation, and Tom Tinney uses it to weave several different plot lines together throughout the the story, and then ties them neatly into a knot at the finale. There are just enough loose ends by the conclusion, that I'm imagining that there might well be a sequel on the way.The plot is intricate, but the timeline works.The one thing that I struggled with while reading this book, was the writing. Althou [...]

    3. I like it, but I wrote it, so those 4 stars won't count for much.( I left the last star off because an author always thinks the book could have been betteruntil our editors tells us to "stop screwing with it and publish!")I started this book in Aug of 2012 because one of my friends said "Hey, man, you need to write a bookd that outline sounds like it would be a good plot". (He was later corralled into helping with the editing).So I did.I cranked out 185,000 words in 6 weeks and was done. I thoug [...]

    4. THREADS could be summed up as a detective story, with the good guys pursuing the bad ones. To leave it there would be as incomplete as saying that Philip K. Dick’s MINORITY REPORT is merely a detective story. Even though villains are predictably evil and creature motivations remain largely unchanged, the detectives in both stories pursue their targets with cutting-edge technology. Today’s science is preparing for mind implants, but at what risks for humanity? Mr. Tinney tells us. If that tec [...]

    5. Threads by Tom Tinney was something a little different for me. It stepped outside of my nice, safe, chick lit, mystery genre and took me into a world of space travel and aliens, which isn’t somewhere I usually frequent. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Star Trek or Star Wars movie - I was raised on it by a fanatical sci-fi father, but actually picking a sci-fi book up and deliberately reading it was something else. I have to say that I loved it. Usually when aliens appear in a movie, I glar [...]

    6. Threads by Tom Tinney Author This story is in the year 2576. Twins are selected for special assignments. Implants are installedin humans that give them a variety of special programs. They are able to move around the solar systemto different planets in tubes and modules. This is an amazing science fiction story. This author hasthe skills for writing a great science fiction novel.

    7. Good read, nice twists and turns. If you like old school SciFi authors like Silverberg, Azimov, or EE Doc Smith, you will enjoy this book. buy it & help support ALS research and get a good book as well.

    8. It is 560 years into the future, about 300 years after the Intra Stellar Transportation and Exploration Company (ISTEC) discovered the means to build Directional Spherical Mass Multipliers (DSMM) allowing space ships to create Folds to travel light years in short jumps within our galaxy. After setting up a system of unmanned ships called Pigeons to map the galaxy and prevent manned ships from folding into stars or planets and main Drive Modules (IDM) to ferry manned ships within the galaxy for a [...]

    9. As the title implies, there are many disconnected threads in this plot. As the story slowly progresses, the stray threads start weaving into a pattern you think you recognize. Then, boom, you realize you’re looking at the design backwards and upside down. Made me step back and go WOW! Okay, didn’t see that coming. The premise of the plot was original and very well thought out. Tinny also does a great job explaining the background of each society i.e.: Exodus, MetroStellar and the Kutari Pana [...]

    10. The blurb promised a detective story in space. The story starts with poor old Billy Ray, a guy who got a bum brain implant who's now forced to work menial electrical engineering jobs due to the instability of the implant. Insert engineering manual here. Almost literally. The story splits off to a farm family and then we get a snippet of a man torturing a girl while wearing a mask and then we're back to Billy Ray.This is a 500 page book. Somewhere around page eighty you find out Billy Ray is a co [...]

    11. We’re told the story of twins Mark and Matt Williams right from the moment they get selected for a special military program exclusive to twins only, while being introduced to a set of twin mysteries; one involving a serial rapist targeting young women, the other focusing on a large corporate cover up of randomly exploding interstellar space tech. From the beginning, we’re immersed in a rich world full of intricate details, which the author goes to great lengths to describe, history lesson in [...]

    12. An intricate SF story with a unique element."Threads" is an intricate story that weaves (no pun intended) together many sub-plots to a conclusion that affects future humanity and their fundamental understanding of the universe.The telling of the complex nature of this future universe comes with strengths and weaknesses. The massive amount of information provided at the beginning of the story does well to establish a very real and believable future, but – for me – it takes on the feeling of r [...]

    13. Threads is book one of the Fabric of the Universe series by Tom Tinney. A sci-fi novel set several hundred years into the future, inter space travel is possible. The USS Marshal Service polices the galaxy with the help of their highly trained marshals. ISTEC holds the super-secret technology that allows the inner space jumps that make travel possible. These two organizations are put to the test over the course of the book, and we meet several fascinating characters from each.I had a hard time ge [...]

    14. Threads is a sprawling sci-fi tale, reminiscent of the great works of Clarke, Asimov and Hamilton.Riffing on the title theme, the universe is presented as a broad and varied tapestry, and when one end comes loose, so are there ramifications for all in this slick stalker-slasher-meets-The-X-Files-meets-The-Common-Wealth-SagaWhat I particularly enjoyed was the expanse of this fictional universe. This is world building on an epic scale – there is not just history, but also politics and religion t [...]

    15. Good stuff. Threads has a great plot, very unique and well defined characters, and the world building is phenomenal. There are some parts of the book that slow down as backstory is given and the universe of Threads is created. Most of this is in the first half of the book. Once past that, the action begins. Don't make major plans for when you get to this section of the book. I'm in the midst of moving and found myself sneaking off from packing to read "just a few more pages." As to feedback, the [...]

    16. An Epic Science Fiction Psychological ThrillerA brutal sociopath is on the loose. With intergalactic travel, he has an entire universe as his hunting ground. With secret motivations and widespread ramifications, the Threads are woven in the Fabric.Tom Tinney's debut novel Threads is the first in the Fabric of the Universe series. Mr. Tinney offers a well-written and well-imagined epic science fiction psychological thriller. Set over five hundred years in the future and across the universe, Threa [...]

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