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William Knight

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I'm a British born journalist and technologist currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. I've chased a varying career. I began in acting, progressed to music, enjoyed a brief flirtation with handbag manufacturing and was eventually wired into technology in 1989.

I had my first feature published in 2003 in Computing magazine and have since written about the many successes and failings of high-tech for the Guardian, Fianancial Times and the BBC among many others publications. I also work as a computer consultant in Wellington.

Generation, my debut novel first conceived from a New Scientist article in 2001 and has been ten years in development. I love concepts at the edge of reality. Not so fantastic they are impossible, only impr
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EVEN AS THE Luftwaffe pounded London to rubble and the Japanese fleet prepared its devastating attack on Pearl Harbour, Dr Francis Pottenger dared not believe the horror his experiments predicted. Wars would end, civilisation would continue, but the analysis spread out across his desk suggested a more insidious enemy than the Axis, and this one burrowed deep into human behaviour.


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Average rating: 3.75 · 77 ratings · 30 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Generation

3.75 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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" Bloody hell... I will immediately get on the next Jumbo Jet for London ;-) If only living in Wellington wasn't so damned fabulous. "
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"Not really sure what genre this book is - crime/mystery/scifi/zombies perhaps? Hendrix Henderson or "aitch" is a journalist who unwittingly discovers that a major pharmaceutical company is doing dodgy experiments with life prolonging drugs. With t..." Read more of this review »
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What do you get when you combine a medical/crime thriller with science fiction/horror? A creepy yet compelling page-turner of a book. Told from multiple points of view, including several characters who are und..." Read more of this review »
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I didn't get this book. I did finish it, which is something, but I expected much more...more humour, more thought, more story. The set up was good, and I liked the premise, but in the end, it just fizzled out without making any points and with a rand ...more
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