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Sue's Fingerprint

(Sue #1)

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A gel-like substance mysteriously appears across the country. No one notices it at first. But then strange things begin to happen. DHS Director Ted Stevens is assigned to investigate. He enlists the help of scientists at a government laboratory to analyze the “goo”. They discover the substance has unique properties; it can clone animals. Ted soon learns the substance can a ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 31st 2011 by Andrew D. Carlson
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Tammy
3.5 Stars

Book Summary:A gel-like substance is suddenly discovered across the country. Ted Stevens, a Director in the Department of Homeland Security, is assigned to investigate. He enlists the help of scientists at a government laboratory to analyze the ‘goo’. They discover the substance was sent to Earth and has unique properties; it can clone animals. Ted soon learns the substance can also clone humans.

Sue is the first of eleven new people cloned from the alien substance. She and the others ar
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Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
2.5-3 stars.

I started this book with a completely open mind. When reading a science fiction novel, one never knows what to expect; authors are in charge of creating these off the wall, crazy, scientific instances so you never know what is coming next. While I was not completely satisfied with the outcome of this book, there were still quite a few things that I enjoyed about it.

I will start this review off with the part that bugged me the very most but don’t worry, it only gets better from there
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Tom
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young and older Sci-Fi lovers looking for an exciting-warm story
Recommended to Tom by: Kindle Book Review
When mysterious goo begins turning up all across America the Department of Homeland Security sends veteran Ted Stevens to look into the matter. Ted and a small team of scientists uncover the government's worst fear, an alien life form with the ability to clone itself into any living mammal it comes in contact with. Now, it's a race against the clock as Ted and his team must contain the situation and keep the truth from the public to prevent global panic.

With so many questions still unanswered, t
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Hannah
Oct 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
Sue’s Fingerprint is a 236 page science fiction book by Andrew D. Carlson. I received this newly edited and re-released book from Andrew to review in honor of his beginning to write the third book in the Sue trilogy (the second is called Sue’s Vision, the third has no title to my knowledge). I got the choice of ebook or physical book, so of course I chose physical.

The plot focuses on the GOO. Cases of a strange gooey substance behaving oddly appear in many states across the U.S. have come to the
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Nina
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ever wondered what would happen if there were human clones? Would they have the same knowledge as the cloned person? Would they have the same natural life span? Can they live a normal human life among other 'uncloned' humans? In scientist - now also a writer - Andrew D. Carlson's Sue's Fingerprint, he not just talks about the scientific dilemma of cloning humans and the possibility of alien life forms, he gives an insight into identity, personality, and the individuality of a person - cloned or ...more
Nina (Death, Books, and Tea)
Jul 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One day, a gel-ly thing is found everywhere. After observing it, they realise that it clones any living thing it comes into contact with. This includes humans. Eleven humans are made from this, along with mice and squirrels. Believe it or not, we care mainly about the “humans”. Titular Sue is one of these, and they are all taken to a military base to live, overseen by Ted Stevens and some more staff. Then Sue realises she has a message to deliver and therefore she leaves. Ted and the others nee ...more
Ermisenda Alvarez
Dec 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, sci-fi
Sue’s Fingerprint by Andrew D. Carlson is a young adult sci-fi novel. I am usually not too interested by that combination but Sue’s Fingerprints was an enjoyable read. The story follows the journey of numerous characters and how their lives are affected by this mysterious, alien goo. What can the goo do? It clones those who touch it.

It’s not very often that we have a YA book that doesn’t involve vampires, werewolves (something supernatural and overtly sexual) or unrealistic highschool dramas (po
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Sarah (Inklings Read)
Sep 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, ebook
Sue’s Fingerprint was certainly not what I had expected it to be. I loved the fact that it was Earth-based Sci-Fi – A genre we don’t see enough of! It was intelligent, thrilling, creative, and interesting all at once. These things helped the plot to move along quickly and maintain my attention throughout. I liked Carlson’s writing and found it to be clean and efficient. His use of short chapters made reading a breeze and provided plenty of good break points. If I had to pick out one problem, it ...more
Christopher
Sep 22, 2011 rated it liked it
I really liked the story Andrew Carlson told in Sue's Fingerprint, but at times it left me wanting more. The short, quick chapters kept the story moving and kept your interest in what was going on and coming next. The story Carlson told was engaging and the people he introduces are interesting.

The one thing that I would have liked to seen, that could have changed this from a good book to a great book, is a little more depth. I realize that the clones don't have much background, as they are only
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Gloria Antypowich
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
I do not usually read sci-fi but this was an "earthly one" so I participated in Andrew D. Carlson's give away and received a free ebook. I have a Kindle and have read many books on it but could not get SUE'S FINGERPRINT to download so I quickly skim read it on my computer. I liked what I read, so last night I actually bought the ebook so it would download and I thoroughly read the whole book again.

I really did enjoy SUE'S FINGERPRINT. It was a "fun" read for me, triggering the "what if" factor i
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Lyssa
Oct 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: x2011
Note: I received a review copy of this book through a First Reads giveaway.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick, easy read with short chapters. The concept was pretty interesting - how would society react to an alien invasion that cloned people?

I thought the response was fairly plausible, although one character's abrupt change of heart came across as rather jarring. There wasn't much character development overall but the story was entertaining regardless. I'd definitely be up fo
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Lora Covrett
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sue's Fingerprint is definitely a page-turner. The author does an excellent job of leaving a dangling hook at the end of each chapter that reels you right in to the next one. The only wee bit of criticism is that there are a few typos.
Kelly
Aug 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Received book in a first reads giveaway.

I liked this book. Nice, easy reading. Some parts made me want a little more depth, but overall a good read. Good story and recommend it as an easy intro to science fiction for those who think science fiction is all aliens and violence.
Shelley
Jun 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
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I'm a father, husband, biochemist, cancer survivor, and an author of fiction for young adults, old adults, and everyone in between. I include science in all of my works of fiction.

I've written three books in the Sue series: Sue's Fingerprint, Sue's Vision, and Sue's Voice. These are Earth-based, light sci-fi stories of humans cloned by an alien substance that was sent from across the galaxy. Sue a
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