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The Unborn

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  243 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A beautiful, pregnant woman...
A handsome sleep research scientist... who falls in love with her.
An incredibly sophisticated computer... who talks with...


"If there's going to be an occult bestseller this year, this is surely it! For 10 years I've been waiting for someone who really knows medicine to write an all-out, go-for-broke horror story and the waiting i
Unknown Binding, 311 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1980)
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Kaine Andrews
It's very difficult to take this book seriously. Perhaps it's just more a product of its time than I can stomach, or perhaps my own familiarity with computers and what they can (and can't) realistically do - let alone what they could do 30+ years ago - renders me unable to stretch my belief far enough to find something of value here. Whatever the reason, I found myself shrieking at this book, throwing my hands in the air and saying "Oh, jeez, that is so stupid!" almost constantly.

The premise: Sa
May 01, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Review originally posted at Casual Debris.

The Unborn is a standard suspense/horror novel, lacking in suspense and devoid of horror. At times it reads like a trite medical romance, though I mostly enjoyed its elements of technological parody. Unintentional, of course.

The plot deals with a pregnant woman taking part in a medical sleep study, during which the foetus begins to communicate with the medical centre's super computer. An interesting, far-fetched idea.

Author David Shobin is himself an obs
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro estuvo muy de moda en los 80s cuando yo era niño, recuerdo que siempre me intrigó leerlo, hasta que por fin lo encontré usado en una librería a un precio casi regalado.

Es un thriller sumamente entretenido el cual a pesar de lo inverosímil de la historia, es muy bien llevado y jusitificado dentro de ese mundo de ficción donde se observa esa paranoia que al parecer era muy común en esa época, en donde se pensaba que las computadoras podrían ser tan inteligentes como el ser humano y que
Ralph Martins
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly terrifying
Bill Cooper
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I remember reading this is jr. high and giving a book report on it in front of the class. I cannot say how it would hold up to me now (nor do I really feel like re-reading it to find out), but at the time, I thought it was pretty awesome.
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fue el libro que me introdujo a la lectura y años más tarde sigue siendo fascinante. La narrativa es delicada y bastante descriptiva. El final no tiene palabra alguna que lo describa, simplemente es genial.
Dave Jones
Oct 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a science fiction story not a yet-another demon spawn horror thriller. A pregnant woman becomes involved in a scientific study in which she is hooked up to a computer. The baby and the computer interact to the point where the computer teaches the baby. Good read.
Jan 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can really tell this book was written in the late 70s early 80s. I read it because it had a good review on the back cover by Stephen King. All in all it was pretty good when you get past the fact it is so dated.
Zenaido Torres
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro que leí cuando era un niño, de adulto, la situación cambia
Niki Lombard Richardson
I accidentally took this book from the Akron Public Library System when I moved to North Carolina. In retrospect, I was probably too young to be reading it anyway.
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine
Slow paced, but quite rivetting. Some of the characters did my head in, found they were irellevant to the plot.
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Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is an excellent book that I read many many years ago.And I would love to read again.
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