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Robyn's Egg - A Futuristic Thriller

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  13 reviews

2013 Indie Reader Discovery Award Winner for Best Science Fiction

In a dismal future driven by corporations, where most citizens are human billboards focused on status and entertainment, Moyer and Robyn Winfield struggle to attain a baby. Moyer doubts he will make a good father. His wife Robyn, however, is frantic for a child, and Moyer wonders how long his marriage will
Kindle Edition, 600 pages
Published May 21st 2012 by Mark Souza
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Jamie DeBree
As uncomfortable and disquieting as it is, this book really made me think. For one thing, the basic plot starts off with this all-consuming need to procreate...and I don't have a bone in my body telling me I need to have kids (never have, that's why I don't). Because of the way procreation is handled in Souza's post-apocalyptic (for lack of a better term) world, this need pervades every single part of the character's lives. Those who are parents or have that desire to be parents won't have such ...more
After reading several short stories by Mark Souza, I was excited to get hold of this full length novel. I knew it was described as being a 'Futuristic Thriller' but I was completely unprepared for how much distance had been placed between his earlier writing and his latest offering. I am a total horror fan, so without Souza's name on the jacket, I wouldn't have picked up this novel at all. However, I am so pleased that I did.
For two nights and three days I was completely engrossed in the struggl
Brian Bigelow
The book started out pretty slow and I was tempted to put it down. I'm glad I didn't though as it gets pretty good later on. There are definite shades of Blade Runner and Fahrenheit 451 to the story.

Major corporations dictate every aspect of the lives of average people. You don't really have a way to think for yourself since you are connected constantly to the net. In fact, its illegal to think independently. There are of course some that would like to change that not being happy with the status
Lynn Worton
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

I love Science Fiction and Dystopian genres, so when I was offered the chance to read this book, I snatched at it. I loved it!

Moyer Winfield is a wonderful character. I liked him very much. He is a hardworking computer programmer/analyst in a huge corporation. He is not particularly the bravest person to have as a lead character, but I found this made him more human and lifelike to me. Living in a future where children
Janet McNulty
Robyn’s Egg is a futuristic tale about a world where human beings have become infertile and are unable to bear children. Everyone has chips in their head where they are constantly connected to the net, where information is tightly controlled. Any who go against the government or Perko’s authority ends up in rehabilitation or killed.

The only way to get children was to pay the Hogan-Perko Corporation to grow one for you. The story centers upon the characters of Moyer and Robyn Winfield. Robyn des
Easily Mused
Moyer Winfield wants more than anything to make his wife, Robyn, happy. All she wants is a baby. Unfortunately, we learn that the Winfields, as well as the rest of Mark Souza’s dystopian world, is infertile. Their only hope for having a child is to pay a small fortune to Hogan-Perko—a company that not only clones children, but seems to have their hands in everything else, too.

I found the future in Robyn’s Egg to be both fascinating and terrifying. The technology that allows the population to be
I received an e-copy of this book from the author, Mark Souza, through a LibraryThing member giveaway. Thank you!

This book definitely felt a lot like an amalgam of 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and Brave New World. Usually I would feel this makes a book unoriginal and not worthy of a five star rating. In this case I feel it was done perfectly. Souza took all of the best parts of these books (which were written between 62 and 80 years ago) and mixed them with the knowledge of the way some things are toda
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
In the future we will become fertile, and unable to have children. You are controlled by the net which is extremely guarded. If you fight against it, or the all powerful Perko authority, you will find yourself in rehab or even killed.

Robyn is desperate to have a baby, you can feel the need in her that wants to procreate. Every bone in her body tells her it is what she is missing, and what she needs. She convinces Moyer to spend all of their money in the savings to find a baby.

Moyer foolishly m
Marcy Kennedy
I read other reviews of this book before I started that said it wasn't very original and they saw the ending coming. I didn't. I had suspicions about certain things, but in other areas, I liked the twists the author added. Yes, it's a dystopian so there's the big, bad government that you know the hero is going to fight. But if the author removed that, it wouldn't be a dystopian. So I felt that given the constraints placed on it by genre, the book was original.

What I liked most about this story w
Others have stated that this book is similar to other futuristic novels. I am new to this genre so the originality aspect is not a factor for me. I found this book to be really interesting and thought provoking. I can imagine our world exactly like Moyer's world and it scares me. It makes me truly grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy. I cannot even imagine wanting a baby so much and not being able to have one (even by adoption) but I know there are people out there who do.

I found this book to
Apr 02, 2013 Kendall rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Dystopian fans, Sci-Fi fans
Shelves: sci-fi, dystopian
ROBYN'S EGG is a wonderfully delivered dystopian. Many people can relate to the desire to have a baby, but Souza has taken this simplistic, constantly written idea and twisted it into one heck of a addictive sci-fi super read. You will not be able to put it down once you allow yourself to get sucked into it.

A moment may have dragged by a bit slower than I would have liked here and there, but I have had it happen much more in a Stephen King novel than I did a single time in Robyn's Egg. I plan to
I think perhaps I might've warmed up to this novel more if I were reading it in the autumn or winter. A little dreary for a summer read, and with characters akin to Huxley's Brave New World (as in, I wasn't terribly infatuated with anyone, but felt invested enough to stick it out).
Very 1984, which is referenced in the book. OK. I would like to see a sequel to find out what happens to the characters.
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Ciara Knight's Bo...: Robyn’s Egg by Mark Souza 4 7 Jan 24, 2013 08:08AM  
Mark Souza lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two children, and mongrel beast-dog, Tater. When he’s not writing, he’s out among you trying to look and act normal (whatever that is), reminding himself that the monsters he’s created are all in his head, no more real than campaign promises.
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