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Multiple dimensions exist, and they are flush with resources for the taking.

A USB drive containing an anonymous message and mysterious piece of code is delivered to the New York offices of Wired Magazine. Science reporter Dr. Pei Xiao, driven by the need to justify her decision to stay in the U.S. to her parents, has just gotten the opportunity she's been waiting for. Pho
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Paperback, 382 pages
Published January 9th 2017 by Independently published
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Sandra
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This novel starts off with almost immediate action and mystery, which really helps to draw you into the story from the very first page. The story continues a mix of science fiction, drama, mystery, and action and this ensures that there is something for everyone, assuming you like science fiction as the main theme. The story has a consistent pace and I didn’t feel bored with the story at any point. Sometimes the science jargon was a little too much for me, but I did also feel like I learnt somet ...more
Kevin Hozak
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought it was a fascinating and exciting story. Hard to put down. I loved that I could understand most of the computer science, nerd/geek, and Taiwan references. I was slightly annoyed to have it end with a cliff hanger of sorts and not have the next book available yet. :)
Carrie Kellenberger
It's always tough to write a review about a book that has been written by a friend, but in this case, this one wasn't too difficult because I already knew the author could write, and that is because we were both blogging together back in 2007. (He is also an excellent photographer, as well.)

_Shift: A thriller of multiple dimensions is a fantastic, fast-paced read that was tough to put down. The characters are extremely likable, and it's easy to fall into the storyline, which is a mix of science
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Pinchoos
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The plot of this novel is well-structured and pretty complex, but not so complex that you feel lost with what is going on in the story. I enjoyed the character driven elements of the story, and the pacing of the novel is really good, so it keeps you engaged with the story and enthusiastic about reading on. The story keeps you guessing as the plot isn’t standard or boring and I appreciated the effort the author has gone to in order to present a well-informed, complex and interesting plot line. I ...more
Evan
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good sci-if thriller!

This was a great book. Easy to read and gets you invested in the characters from virtually the first page. I even learned a little science and enjoyed the fun references to pop culture and other sci-fi works scattered throughout. You can tell this was truly a labor of love for the author, and his voice clearly shines through. I look forward to more from Brain Webb!
William Russeth
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shift is a fast-paced techno thriller that keeps you turning pages as a young, ambitious reporter for Wired Magazine and her photographer/bodyguard, Roy, follow a leaked story that takes them into a parallel dimension. Young and ambitious, Pei is more than eager to follow up on the lead supplied by her editor. When they stumble on to the top-secret project and must be “taken out” they run through the research facility and inadvertently find themselves trapped in alternative world. They must figh ...more
Fulluri
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was attracted to the outline of this story as I love anything related to science, and a story which combines this aspect with general sci-fi themes sounded really interesting to me. I enjoyed the technological/scientific references and didn’t find them to be overwhelming at all – rather, it really gave depth to the story and read as if the author had made a lot of effort to fill the story with relevant information to enhance the overall plot. I found this novel to be different from the standar ...more
Mjuhbudo
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast paced novel full of action, drama, interesting sci-fi elements and a well-structured plot. There is good character development to the story, and the plot was interesting overall. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed with the technical references, but not so much that it turned me off reading to the end, so if you are not scientifically/technologically inclined do not be turned away by the inclusion of such elements. The story has lots of action and complexity and the characters were writt ...more
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Brian Q. Webb is a struggling science fiction wordsmith. He was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area but has made his home for the last two decades in Taipei, Taiwan. His stories are heavily influenced by his favorite author, H.P. Lovecraft, his favorite T.V. series, the Twilight Zone, and local Taiwanese culture.
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