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The Utopia Chronicles

(Atopia #3)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  659 ratings  ·  59 reviews

Robert Baxter once reveled in the intoxicating delights of Atopia—the man-made island where humans lose themselves in a world of boundless virtual realities. Now, Bob has returned to immerse himself in this mind-altering, consciousness-sharing refuge from the eroding Earth.

But something is very wrong. Bob feels a tidal wave of doom cresting above the pleasure dome that is

Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by 47North
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Ken Powell
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Very disappointing

The first book in the series was amazing! The author should have stopped there. Each book since had got worse.

This book was 200 pages of navel gazing.
Jonathan Franzone
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May 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I just couldn't get into this book. I had trouble with the endless science discussions and low level of actual story. It was like reading a science theory book instead of the story I was looking to enjoy. ...more
Deanna  S. McLellan
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
I managed to get through this, because I hate to not finish a series. Wished I had not even started it! Loved all his other books that I’ve read, but this was just a rambling series of chapters....My opinion only....
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopi, sci-fi
I should never had read this. The smart choice, for me, would have been to say thank you and goodbye to Atopia after book two. Sadly, I didn't. ...more
May 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, giveaway
Justin Brodley
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was ok

I think he got lost in his idea of what this story could be, the multiple universes and ending just left me feeling like I had wasted my time.
Katie Holder
May 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was optimistic after reading the Dystopia Chronicles that Matthew Mather was going to be able to wrap up the series in some kind of cohesive, understandable format. I ended this book very much with a feeling of "what did I just read" and spent a lot of time while I was reading it feeling lost, whipped around, and generally like things were being dropped out of nowhere.


The book starts with introducing "The Engineer," who is an alien entity working on a "Project." We have no true id
Jamie Rich
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Utopia Chronicles (Atopia, #3) by Matthew Mather

Each book in this series has been incredible! And this conclusion does a great job too! The first book was a fast paced look at at a possible, near future based upon high technology and artificial realities. The second book takes that as a base, then further develops the characters, and various themes, by mixing in some varied metaphysics and such. This last book takes us into a very logical conclusion.
The characters are quite well developed
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
While I particularly liked the ideas discussed in the first book, and the second book took them in interesting a point this ending to the series seemed to leave it in a "Well then, who cares" kind of place. Even the big reveal at the end was entirely predictable from the outset. I mostly think the scale went way too big with this novel, and when you start trying to analyze 'existence' then you end up in a college philosophy class. Not the worst, but I was hoping for a bit more of ...more
Betty M. Guthrie
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Should Have Stopped with Dystopia Chronicles

Th e first 2 books were excellent and entertaining stories, and this book started out that way. However, it rapidly descended into a rambling muddle that seemed more like the recounting of one man's painful struggle to find and accept God as an intrinsic part of Life. Perhaps that is what Mather intended, but I was quite disappointed. However, it reached the point that I had to force myself to finish the book. The one bright spot is the fact that this
Philip McClimon
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ground Hog Day on a galactic scale

This was a nice conclusion to quite an epic trilogy. It is hard science fiction and contains themes that touch at the very meaning and existence of time and space, of human kind and the nature of reality. The concepts can boggle the mind and my mind was indeed boggled, but never bored. A great story and a great series.
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Similar in feel and scope to the first two. I had thought they ran out of plot with the end of the universe and was worried of a hinky save to allow for another sequel, but it turned out to be a reasonable and interesting basis for the continued narrative with new mindbender concepts and ideas thrown in.
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mind bending philosophical sci-fi

A great end to a great series full of emotionally deep and compl x characters that invokes the best traditions of far future and cyberpunk. Well worth the read
Martin Farrell
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This will blow your mind

Loved loved loved this book and the whole series. This IS the future of our future I believe. Matthew Mather is the man!
Marcus Ramberg
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Not very impressed, but felt like I had to complete the series.
Will Jackson
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mr. Mather

To be honest I didn’t known if i was going to like the ending but it was awesome!! I really enjoyed this series! Nice work
Leah Cooper
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mind blown

Loved tha series. It’s witty. Creative. Backed by science and continues to keep the reader entertained. One of the best series I have read in a long time.
Dr. R.B. James
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The entire series is a fascinating look at what happens when we digitally expand our perceptions and experiences beyond the human lifeform.
Katy Johnson-Kozal
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

You will figure out things about the main character if you haven't already, but it is still worth the read to follow his journey of discovery.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was looking forward to reading the final book in this series, but in the end I was quiet disappointed.

I enjoyed the first book in this series, with its emphasis on technological ideas and the various ways they could be implemented and some of the ways they might affect those using them. The second book in this series seemed to take a turn in a significantly direction, but I still enjoyed where it picked up from the first book. This third book is an entirely different game altogether (which is
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Three books into a three-book series, and I only have one question:

What. Happened?

The first book was thought-provoking and told stories that actually made the reader think about human nature and ethics; this one was nothing but a bunch of endless navel gazing about the nature of reality. The first book was full of irony and plot turns that mostly managed to surprise but still always made perfect sense in hindsight; this one ended on a "twist" that I saw coming a mile away... in the previous book
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Take me, Mather!

Let me give my neurologically damaged body and undamaged brain to those who need it for ... practice! I'd like to donate my living body to those who share the deep belief for the need of post-singularity guides. Pssi-moms! Fill me with smarticles, teach me, and allow me to Know, to help! We are not far from the singularity culmination, its underway now. It's been underway for far longer than many suspect. I only hope I can sustain this dying package of meat, this fragile flesh, s
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Well this trilogy went from scifi to philosophy like a ton of bricks falling from the top of Atopia.

I really liked the first book when I read it when it came out. I read the 2nd book soon after it came out but that one got a little trippy and I didn't enjoy it as much. This one I enjoyed even less but kept reading it to the end hoping for a really cool ending that the author surely had planned from the start.

The entire book was sort of the ending. The ending of the ending wasn't what I was expec
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars. Audible Version. I think all 3 books could have been combined into 1 really good book. The book covers Objective reality, meaning of life and other philosophical topics. There is a lot of science and thought provoking questions that I enjoyed. The beginning of the book goes over what happened in the first 2 books quite well. You would probably be able to read this one as a standalone. Once again though, the story felt hard to keep track of and follow sometimes. It became hard to tell ...more
Laney Mitchell
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Caroline Walker
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Ok, so I started this book before I read the others in the series. The author does a great job of summarizing the previous books at the beginning of this one. I would however recommend reading them in order because it took me awhile to keep all the names straight and I had to flip back to the beginning a couple of times to clarify some things. It is not impossible though! I just think you should save yourself some trouble because life is complicated enough.

This was a very interesting book becau
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't necessarily agree with the people slagging the third book. It IS an evolution from the two before it, and it does go "non linear", but I enjoyed the variation while keeping the story moving forward. Im my assessment the first book was about introducing characters and content, building the universe, the second book was about giving the characters an epic challenge and the third book explodes out into the world stage while at the same time dives deep into the interior character constructs. ...more
Piotr Żygadło
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Only a bit weaker than the previous part this book nicely concludes the story and the series.

Ending takes quite unexpected turn, but I guess that was a fate from the beginning of this part.

For me little bit too super-natural. I would prefer if author stuck more to the initial idea of playing with just AR/VR. But decent reading nonetheless.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Thought provoking but really, the theme/revelation is (view spoiler)?
I enjoyed the characters and story but this third part presented a challenge to me with the back, forth and sideways movement between parallel worlds/universes.
The world could use a lil' phuture news right now.
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Matthew is the million-copy bestselling author of CyberStorm and Darknet, and the hit series Nomad and Atopia Chronicles. He started out his career working at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines, going on to become one of the world's leading members of the cybersecurity community. In between he's worked in a variety of start-ups,everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic hea ...more

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