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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.

The Donated (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 impossi

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Why our children are degenerating

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.

He picked up t

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Title: XYZ
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Editing: 7/10
Writing Style: 8/10
Content: 8/10
Cover: 7/10
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Generation by William  Knight
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"4☆ A Quirky, Fun, Entertaining Read.

XYZ certainly is a quirky, humorous read that will get you thinking. I definitely haven't read anything quiet like it before!

Jack's life is on a downward spiral, you could say he is on the path of self destruction" Read more of this review »
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