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Out of Sight

(Progenitor #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Most Citizens hold Outcasts in dim regard, but Sima never expected they’d throw her off the planet.

In 2411, overpopulation has spread a plaque of filthy, congested city to the corners of the Earth. Government has raised corruption to an art form, and no one hears the cries of those left to die in the dark passageways of civilization. Following the End of Nations, people cl
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Published August 13th 2018 by Division Zero Press
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This story is not perfect, but I REALLY enjoyed it!
Dr susan
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Incredible sci fi adventure

Please don't pass by Out of Sight because the main character is 16. This book has phenomenal world building, an enthralling plot, and wonderful characters. I laughed out loud and cried my eyes out. The Omnicomputer is a fantastic character on its own. The future Earth is a nightmarish, grim place. The new planet is fantastically alien. And there is a happy ending.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dave Higgins
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Blending the common truths of being a teenager and being homeless with engaging science fiction world building and exciting challenges, Cox creates a tale that will interest fans of young adult, social commentary, and ripping yarns alike.

Wars, disasters, and social collapse have turned Earth into to a single city-state distributed throughout the urban wasteland that covers the planet. Social status has replaced the old-fashioned prejudices of nation, race, and such, making poverty seem a sign of
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

This book was a fun read.

The main character is a girl who is stuck in a futuristic world thrown over with overpopulation and the dangerous nature that is the streets. She is a runaway and an outcast.

It was interesting to read how even though she is still young, she is struggling with all of the younger kids who are hoarding the sympathy from the higher socialites, leaving her with nothing left to beg for. But her struggles don't end there. She finds herself in trouble with her government and is
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Out of Sight is one of those books that will leaving you thinking about it long after you have finished reading it.

Sima grabbed my heart and had me rooting for her from the very beginning. She is a runaway, an outcast living on the streets and begging for money just to survive. She has to face many challenges living on the streets and is looked down on by many for being an outcast. She is jealous of the younger children because it
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
In an apocalyptic future where war has destroyed the Earth children live on the streets begging for glints, money to trade for food. Out of Sight is about a sixteen year old girl, Sima who ran away from home four years ago because her mother’s boyfriend touching her in places he shouldn’t have.

At the age of sixteen, Sima is getting a little big for her begging to work any longer. Begging usually only works for smaller children as they are cute and innocent looking. Sima is running out of option
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another book I can’t get enough of. This time, it’s the heart breaking yet still exciting life of sixteen year old Sima, who’s been homeless and on her own for the last four years. Never knowing a family of her own with her cold mother and absent father, the street is a dangerous yet still tolerable place away from her old home.

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Stephanie Lunsford
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I already miss the characters. lease tell me there will be more! Lissa was my favorite so sweet! I was on the edge of my seat reading about their adventures out of the life boat! Brave & strong leadership by Sima! Another great book!
Jennifer Reaves
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I "read" this book via Audible. I was quickly enthralled in the world of this poor girl. Although for a 16 year old at times she is a bit childish. A fun "Robinson Crusoe" story with a nice ending. I would like to see more of Sima in the future to see how the colony works. ...more
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book would have been better losing 50-100 pages. The first 3rd of the book drags on forever establishing that Sima has a shitty life as a beggar.

The last two thirds are heartwarming, but I don't understand the lack of agency on Sima's part. It is immediately established that apart from some wildlife survival is relatively easy. Yet there is almost zero effort to better organize their survival, each day is just random activities with random outcomes.
Sep 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Decent but simple
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outcast Life

This is a stand alone book so far. I can't wait to read more by this author! I hope there is a next book soon!

Sima is 16 and she tries to appear younger to beg glint from Citizens. She used to be a Citizen 4 years ago before she ran away to live in the streets. Her mother's boyfriend had touched her at 12 and her mother accused her of trying to steal the disgusting man so she fled. Living in the streets isn't easy but it's better than being raped or becoming a whore. Sima doesn't wan
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Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor wit ...more

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