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The Fair & Foul (Project Gene Assist #1)

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Juliane has a supercomputer for a brain and she isn't afraid to use it. Perhaps she should be.

Juliane Faris is a brilliant programmer determined to change the world through scientific and technical advancement. Blinded by ambition, she will do whatever it takes to secure her legacy including agreeing to participate in an experimental procedure. The procedure grants her unp
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published November 4th 2015 by Axil Hammer Publishing (first published October 22nd 2015)
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Teri
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm such a groupie for books involving any kind of genetic manipulation - the scientific aspects fascinate me. If you read the description above, you can see why this one grabbed my attention.

In this novel, there are characters seeking scientific and technical advancements for the right reasons, and those who are only looking out for themselves - which provide some compelling and interesting conflicts. As a woman, Juliane deals with her share of struggles and roadblocks, but her determination to
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Rachel Barnard
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Juliane is a PHD scientist who wants to change the world with her algorithms. Everything she loves in life centers around her work and being recognized for what she’s done. When her career is everything to her, will she be able to set aside her pride to continue working on collaborative projects where she won’t get the credit she’s due?

This novel reminded me of the dangers of advancing too fast as a species with technology, like the story in the Mind Space Series by David Moore. The Fair and the
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Amanda
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indie, scifi, arc
A fun take on the scifi experimentation gone awry plot, featuring a female scientist in the lead (yay!). The plot was fast-paced with enough twists to hold interest but not so many as to veer into campy. Beyond the female scientist as the lead, I particularly enjoyed how creepy people who just can't take no for an answer are depicted. On the other hand, the dialogue was stiff and often unrealistic, and the book needed another editing pass for multiple minor mistakes such as: using the wrong homo ...more
Karen
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book introduces you to Juliane Faris - once enduring a certainly frustrating childhood/youth, now a brilliant programmer, living a dream.

With The Fair & Foul, Allie Potts has created a thrilling science fiction novel. It is a compelling read, drawing you in as you learn more about Juliane and her team. Allie Potts paints a pretty clear picture of the Juliane's mind while the story evolves. I was drawn rather close to Juliane and her story. The characters are of sufficient depth, believable
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Sacha Black
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I loved about this book, was the concept. Set in the not too distant future, it's based in a semi-dystopian world where humans are physically integrating with technology. Potts world allows human upgrades, emails in the mind and eternal beauty at the blink of the eye.

Potts blows my mind with her ability to take what should be highly complex engineering concepts and translate them into a masterfully woven story that is accessible to all, which she does through her powers of description, cra
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Shawn
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The idea behind this story was good, it had some real potential and sometimes the dialogue was good, but it was in dire need of a good editor. The entirety of the prologue was an unnecessary data dump that would have been more interesting to come out over time as necessary. The first chapter wasn't much better. This book wasn't off to a good start when you finally meet Juliane's project partner, a complete power hungry villain cliche lacking any kind of personality.

There were times, like when sh
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Kristen Pham
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this intense sci-fi novel. The author creates technology for her story that is both fascinating and believable. However, it's her complex characters, particularly the heroine, Juliane, that reel you in and keep you reading. Juliane is a brilliant scientist who becomes entangled in the plans of powerful people with less-than-ethical motives. Watching her struggle to decide who to trust is suspenseful and at times heartbreaking. As a big fan of powerful but believable female c ...more
Michael Mardel
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Fair and Foul by Potts is a riveting story set in laboratories. The main protagonist, Julienne, seems to be fighting with her nemesis, Alan. He has his own agenda and is in Julienne's face every step of her way. It's a science fiction story with mind games, and nanobots and everything in between to give people the technological edge. The ending is rather apt.
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I chose to read Fair and Foul, Project Gene Assist Book 1 because I was very much attracted by the premise – a brilliant female programmer, Juliane Faris, determined to change the world through technological advancement but blinded by her ambition to create a legacy by participating in highly risky and uncontrolled experimentation. The procedure to which she willingly submits grants her unprecedented knowledge and control over her mind, it at will to the internet, making her brain a supercompute ...more
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Allie Potts, born in Rochester Minnesota was moved to North Carolina at a very early age by parents eager to escape to a more forgiving climate. She has since continued to call North Carolina home, settling in Raleigh, halfway between the mountains and the sea, in 1998.

When not finding ways to squeeze in 72 hours into a 24 day or chasing after children determined to turn her hair gray before its t
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