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Superhuman

(Superhuman #1)

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From the halls of Montezuma....

Former Marine Captain Alexander Hale only wanted a weekend out with some old buddies. He could have done without the gang war, the shootout, and... oh yeah, the alien abduction.

Now he's in the middle of something he doesn't understand, never asked for, and is having quite possibly the greatest time of his life. Semper Fi and which way are
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Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published April 11th 2018
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Elliott Baez The author clearly set up the next book in the epilogue. The question is timing, but Evan Currie is a prolific author and I have to assume the answer…moreThe author clearly set up the next book in the epilogue. The question is timing, but Evan Currie is a prolific author and I have to assume the answer will be "soon enough".(less)

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Montzalee Wittmann
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Superhuman (Superhuman #1) by Evan Currie is a great science fiction Marvel- type super humans, both heroes and evil characters, made by outside forces. Great creativity went into this and I love the idea. The story was fun and I enjoy reading super beings, I never grew up. This just gave me new characters and their new powers to enjoy. There is a book two and I already have it! Lots of action, excitement, wow factors, and out of this world fun!
M Hamed
Apr 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: military-sci-fi, 2018
the marines are full of good and honor and they are the best people possible
i would let them make violent love to my anus if they wish it

i love them so so much
Nate
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: military
This is a fairly solid book with good potential; it's an interesting spin on the genre and I'm sure I'll read a sequel if Currie publishes one. I've read a number of this authors novels, and there's definitely an arc showing here in terms of skill. This reads like an earlier effort that is a little less sophisticated than some of his other, more recent work. The characterizations are blunt and shallow, making heavy use of stereotypes. The action is kinetic and thrilling, with a constantly escala ...more
Jason Hughes
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
A bit contrived and formulaic for a unique concept

Aliens bent on the destruction of the human race, villains, and superheroes-- only the plot of every comic book-cum-movie in existence. But it is a unique idea for a novel. Do the superhero megaverses have room for a few more? Maybe. But what they don't have room for are the same tired dialog lines in use since depression era Super Man. This story was pretty good. But it could have been great if it had taken the superhero rules and thrown them
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William Fulton
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great military sci-fi

Been reading Evan's work for years and it just keeps getting better if you want a good read he can't be beat
James Stein
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Good Escapism

Gave it a 3 just because I finished reading the book without feeling I wasted my time. It's a book that's welcome if you need a break from some serious reading and are ready for modern day Superman hero types.
Anne Graham
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jim
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has a familiar theme, one that’s been around for awhile mostly in comic books. How and author puts a different slant on how things happen is kind of interesting. For this author, he takes a somewhat novel approach, but one that could show up in something like the Twilight Zone.

There exists in this vast universe, an intelligence that doesn’t like life! It believes life to be an infection that should be eradicated every where it is found. It has semi-atonomous drones scouring
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Mike Crate
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, kindle
Who would have thought living on a small ball of rock orbiting a rather average star near the end of one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way was a good thing. Well when an intelligence that sees the galaxy as its own domain and views organic life as an infestation and plague to be eradicated at all costs not being noticed is a rather good thing.
A probe detects an anomaly on a world near its designated target and sends word back, life is flourishing and is taking steps to populate it's sola
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Tyson Adams
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Little known fact: just about everyone has been in the military. Apparently.

Former Marine, Captain Alex Hale, is meeting up with his mates/buddies. They are all ex-military and now love to catch up to wear leathers and go biking. The two local bikie gangs have chosen the same night and location to go to war with one another. They roll on the same campgrounds, armed, and ready for mayhem. Just as the shooting starts something intervenes. When the survivors awake, they have been change
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Andrew Claude
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
The superhero genre is not one I often turn to in fiction. Oh, I enjoy a Marvel movie as much as the next guy, and I watch my share of comic book TV shows. However, as a reader, it is not my go to. However, I read Evan Currie's Odyssey series, and I was impressed with his ability to make me care about characters.

Currie displays that ability in Superhuman once again. In-character humor is something I adore in fiction novels. If a book can make me smile a couple of times, I consider th
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Bruno Di Giandomenico
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Currie writes good books, usually the first half is about building for a confrontation which most of the time is in the second half of the book. This time the book is a new view on how superheroes can be born, real superheroes with real superpowers, courtesy of a misterious race of aliens who infect a number of people who find themselves between two huge bikers’ war, and end up being changed. Our hero Alex , former marine, is changed too in ways he has to discover throughout the rest of the book ...more
Rob Morton
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good Story, But...

Wow, those meddling aliens are at it again, this time, determining that humans are an infestation in that need to be eliminated, the nosy, uppity aliens decide to mess with some people at the DNA level and let them, now with “super powers,” destroy themselves rather to commit planetary genocide - for now but let the experiment run. You have a group of outlaw bikers on one side, a groups of retired SOCOM operators, a either and sister caught in the wrong place at the wrong ti
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Joe
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good work.

First off, I need to say far I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Characters are being developed well, and that's no mean feat with as many major /minors that Mr. Currie is working with in this title. The short explanations for some of the military lingo is nice to have and doesn't clutter the pages, making it easy for a non service member to grasp. Some of the bio tech terms and explanations seem, well, like guesswork. But I suppose that's what the characters are doing, so perhaps that's
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Mike Nemeth
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
In "Superhuman," author Evan Currie sets up an elaborate battle between motorcycle gangs as the origin segment of his genre-bending tale. Currie introduces his characters rapid fire so I'm still not sure who's who. But it doesn't matter. Superhuman doesn't care too much about convention. It all starts to make sense soon enough. What happens affects everybody caught in a strange vortex in the middle of a gang war. The good guys, who are caught in the middle of the battle, are getting riddled with ...more
Dayton
May 01, 2018 rated it liked it
What An Ending!

Superhuman has interesting, believable characters, a strong universe, and a fantastic beginning and end. I was fascinated by the hints about “The Convergence”, and would love to read more about that. My gut tells me that isn’t going to happen for a few books, unfortunately. And... therein lies my qualms.

I think what I want from the story differs greatly from what the author wants. There’s vague mentions of a huge galactic entity controlling large portions of the cosm
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Eric Guy
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting take on the Superhero/villain creation mythos.

I'm impressed by the writer's take on the mythos, junk-DNA and alien manipulation in order to cause the human race to wipe itself out. From what I'm seeing, the more powerful characters are not those with just base instincts. They seem to have compassion, the willingness to run towards a fire when others run away, to put themselves in the line of fire to save others. Whereas the quote Supervillans, seem to be limited in range of power/a
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Curtis
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Thoughtful Throw-Down

As the “Rambo” franchise (among many others) proves, once in a while everyone loves a good fight story full of pure action and testosterone, and this story delivers. Add in a military element, some good humor, and supers, and you can get something even better. Now add to that a very thoughtful and developed alien enemy driving it all, and you get something special. And this is where our story rides, cheerfully promoting action, science, drama, and humor in almost equal shar
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John
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A marine with superhuman powers, oh boy

Visited by an alien probe that starts the process of genocide gives powers to a group of people in the middle of a firefight. Two biker gangs go to war with the cops stuck in the middle. A group of friends from different branches of the military are also in the area when things go crazy. Most for when the probes powers up but some survive, no longer the same. One particular individual is a Marine and will do whatever it takes to stop these now escaped
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Shane
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like a MARVEL blockbuster as much or more than the next guy. I am not a huge fan of 'super-hero fiction'. In fact this is my first real foray into this genre since my last comic book. Yes back then they were still called comic books.

I am a fan of Evan Currie. He always tells a good story and has characters that you can believe in even when they are doing the "Superhuman". This book is no exception. The story is very fast paced and the characters come and go so quickly it almost fee
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Tony Hinde
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the style and the good-guys were interesting. Sadly the basic premise was flawed.

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John Morgan Tangent
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Military sci-fi with a superhero twist

I am reviewing an early draft of the story, so I will ignore the the typos and things that editors will clean up and instead just say that it a fun read with some good twists on the Superhero theme. If you are a Marvel or DC fan you may recognize some elements that will remind you of known characters, but it stands well on its own. As origin stories go, this one is entertaining. Throw in some bikers and some ex-military, an alien AI, stir, and watch what ha
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June Finnigan
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great evil vs good gripping fantasy adventure

Rival motorbike gangs converge on Arlington, Texas. Ex-commando Alex finds himself accidentally on the edge of the imminent fight to the death and rescues two youngsters from a potential rape. Then the world turns upside down as the whole area turns white. A strange unseen force envelopes everyone, bodies and body parts float around and Alex can do nothing. He finds himself recovering in a hospital bed, but things have changed, he is not the man he wa
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Kerry Mcdonald
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evan Currie delivers again. This book is prefaced by a warning from Evan that it hasn't had professional editing. While it does show, there are surprisingly few actual issues. Capitalization, spelling, and a couple funky sentence wordings are really minor for a final, unproofed, draft.

As for the meat of the story? This is as realistic a turn on the burgeoning of superheroes I have read. Good pacing keeps the story flowing and the technical aspects make lots of sense, interestingly. B
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D. E.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An EC. SYFY. Novel (S - 1)

EC. has. penned a SYFY novel that begins with two motorcycle gangs meeting in a stadium waiting for the other half of their arrivals to begin a "Biker War'". A team of undercover SOG operators discover that two motorcycle gangs are going to war. They stop the war, but as that is happening an alien force knocks out the survivors and performs tests on everyone. Then they are returned and within days they begin to develope super human powers. This is an excellent re
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Vincent Archer
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: superpowers
An excellent superhero story.

The underlying mystery (which, as the reader, we're exposed when the protagonists remain in the dark) is good, if contrieved. But the net result, in which a bunch of vets (and two teens) get boosted to superheroics at the same time as two gangs lead to realistic superpowered battles. Bonus quote "he only lacks a cape and wear his underpants over" (or something similar).
Mark Goletto
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Started out just plain silly

When I started reading I thought the book was going to be a waste of money. The plot just seemed to be downright silly, but as I got into it I sort of got drawn in. It was a unique plot, one that I hadn’t read the likes of before, which believe me, is saying something. The author had warned that it hadn’t been edited very well which is an accurate statement. Over looking that, it is an interesting concept which I will probably pursue.
Denzil Ernstzen
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That was a great read.

It started rather slowly and the writing was jumpy, but when I got the sense of the writer was trying to do it all came together nicely. Stick with it in the beginning and you will definitely find a really great story here. Hope there is another book to follow. Going there o find out now. Thank you for new twist on sci-fi, fantasy writing. I for one really enjoyed it.
Anthony Bowen
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very well done!!!

This is a superpowered series, with realistic and modern day aspects. A group of friends, all veterans of various branches and a couple terms and a big group of outlaw bikers are genetically modified by an A.I. based alien,unknowingly. The story progresses realistically and the characters are real and not just simply all knowing. They learn about their abilities as they go.

Looking forward to the next one!!!!!
Michael Bush
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent fun

An interesting use for our so called junk DNA which science has just learned is not as useless as we have previously thought. Currie blends science with fiction creating a new class of super bad guys. Take the worst human trash on earth and twist their DNA and now you have super thugs fortunately a few of the good guys were caught in the alien experiment. Yet we will have to await further books to see if the alien plan to hack human dna backfires on them.
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