Anyone

Anyone Review

Charles Soule brings his signature knowledge—and wariness--of technology to his sophomore novel set in a realistic future about a brilliant female scientist who creates a technology that allows for the transfer of human consciousness between bodies, and the transformations this process wreaks upon the world.

Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch—and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body. What begins as a botched experiment will change her life—and the world—forever…

Over two decades later, all across the planet, “flash” technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered and legal. Society has been utterly transformed by the process, from travel to warfare to entertainment; “Be anyone with Anyone” the tagline of the company offering this ultimate out-of-body experience. But beyond the reach of the law and government regulators is a sordid black market called the darkshare, where desperate “vessels” anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked for any purpose - sex, drugs, crime... or worse.

Anyone masterfully interweaves the present-day story of the discovery and development of the flash with the gritty tale of one woman’s crusade to put an end to the darkness it has brought to the world twenty-five years after its creation. Like Blade Runner crossed with Get Out, Charles Soule’s thought-provoking work of speculative fiction takes us to a world where identity, morality, and technology collide.

Title:Anyone
Edition Language:English

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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    This is one of the hardest reviews I’ve had to write because this book defies description, and it’s just so GOOD. First of all, it’s science fiction and presented in a way that anti-speculative ...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Whose mind is using that body?Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Gabriella White, a brilliant neurologist and scientist who’s searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s, is at the very end ...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Heather at Harper Perrenial for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was one of my least favorites of 2019. See the rest on my video, The WORST Books of 2019! ☕...

  • Jenna

    "It's harder to hate someone if you can be them. Not impossible, but a little harder."Most of us are familiar with the saying about walking a mile in someone else's shoes in order to understand and em...

  • Sylvain Neuvel

    Who would you be if you could be anyone? I can tell you I’d really like to be Charles Soule and have written this book. ANYONE is an intense, superbly crafted, edge of your seat thrill ride. I loved...

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ????

    Q: ... there is a secret at the heart of the flash, and the world should know about it. (c)Wow. That was chilling!Q:... a company called NeOnet Global released the technology that allowed the transfer...

  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books

    This is the sort of mind-blowing, thought-provoking thriller that will not only have you on the edge of your seat, it will have you thinking in a very different way about our identities and what makes...

  • posthuman

    Anyone is a dazzling technothriller romp into a near future world where anyone can become....well, anyone else. Driven, obsessive neuroscientist Gabrielle White has nearly exhausted her funding to res...

  • Barbara

    Science fiction/speculative fiction is not a genre that I am attracted to. I’m more of a realistic fiction sort of gal. Charles Soule’s “Anyone” is fantastic. His characters are realistic. He ...

  • Karen?s Library

    Charles Soule outdid himself with his new techno thriller and I was completely hooked from the very first chapter. I had a pretty major book hangover when I finished and couldn’t get the story out o...