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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A team of psychologists has gathered in a small college town to conduct a revolutionary experiment: To find five "savants" with extreme and diverse aptitudes, in order to create a sixth composite intelligence using new cybernetic technology. The first experiments show promise, but a terrifying secret from the past will transform the project in ways the researchers never an ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published June 15th 1997 by Forge Books (first published 1997)
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I both liked and disliked this book. The subject was certainly interesting, almost science-fiction like. What if scientists could take several people and somehow cybernetically combine them to create a new entity with the best of each of the subjects? Quite an idea! The book however at times became quite scary as the experiment inadvertently encompassed an unknown source that lashed out in vengeance for past wrongs. I had trouble reading some of the very graphic details of the acts of revenge th ...more
Chris Marsh
I have two questions:

Why isn't a great writer like James F. David not more well-known?

Why is a great novel like Fragments out of print a mere 12 years after it was originally published?
This was the first book I read by this author, and I happened to pick it up in a used book store. The description caught me, and I was happily surprised when I started reading it. Great characters, good descriptive writing and a truly intriguing and creepy plot. Awesome read.
Jade Belladonna
It had a decent premise but steadily declined until I found myself so disinterested I could not bring myself to finish it. Disappointing.
Matthew Avila
This is one of my favorite books. Enjoyed it a lot. I love how the author includes his home state Oregon in most of his books.
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James F. David has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is currently a professor of Psychology as George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is the author of the thrillers Footprints of Thunder, Ship of the Damned and Before the Cradle Falls. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Tigard, Oregon.
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