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Novo Cetus: or The Altered Whale

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Deep in the Pacific Ocean, submarines wait like snipers for the go-ahead to destroy the threat they are targeting. Simultaneously, scientists scramble to determine the origins of the beast and one scientist in particular needs an answer to the deadly secret he keeps. Sperm whales live in organized societies and lead complex lifestyles where relationships and cultural evolu ...more
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published September 30th 2015 (first published September 28th 2015)
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Michael Aymes
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Novo Cetus is an exciting novel from new author Patrick Loper. Starting a story from the perspective of an animal can be a reach, but Loper does it neatly and obviously knows his subject well. At the right moment, the story brings in the human elements and picks up the pace. Blending natural science research with action adventure, the story shows us how the characters not only need to understand the creature but also themselves to succeed. Of course, there is a dark organization that wants what ...more
Harn Bennet
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story with a neat premise. I liked the way the ocean science was woven into it. Human characterization was sometimes contradictory or overly cliche, and a few times the plot jumped rather too quickly. But there were several unique future-tech elements that tied the story together and the ending was well done.

A light and fun read, recommended.
Guy Wheatley
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Patrick Loper has come up with with an interesting and imaginative concept, the accidental creation of a cyborg whale. The creature is not evil, but it is dangerous. The first 5 chapters are setup and don’t give a very good picture of how the rest of the story will be told. There is plenty of action, but as the characters are whales, I didn’t find it particularly engaging. Those chapters are almost like a lecture in marine biology to be sure the reader knows enough on the subject to understand t ...more
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