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Floyd 5.136: The MAC Series -- Book 1 by [Chapman, S F]
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Length: 303 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Floyd 5.136 is a thought-provoking Genetic Engineering Science Fiction novel by S F Chapman.

Who was she?

Floyd stared with great interest at the slumbering young woman as she was slowly freed from the silky gray cocoon.

She was quite striking Floyd realized. But more importantly, she was the first new person to be generated in more than fifteen thousand years!

For eons, the strange fibrous life form known as “The Cotton” had regularly produced nearly innumerable copies of the same seven people. The group members lived rather ordinary lives and, when old age or accidents interceded, died ordinary deaths.

But Floyd and his companions always started out in the same very unusual and unhuman-like way as cocoon-bound twenty-five year old adults in full possession of their past memories.

Everything would change with the arrival of the intriguing young woman.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 744 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Striped Cat Press; 1 edition (29 March 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic world-building, but writing needs work 16 August 2015
By M. E. Hemphill - Published on
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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book in an ongoing science-fiction series based in the far future. The world Floyd and his comrades inhabit is novel, interesting, and mysterious. The beginning was a little slow, but the characters soon came into their own and the story got rolling. And it was a good story, I dare say.

Now, the writing. First of all, this book needed an exhaustive editing, and for reasons I don't know, it didn't get one. Typos abounded. The text was absolutely rife with comma splices and other punctuation errors. Those things do happen, but the mistakes were frequent enough to be very, very distracting.

So, I guess what I want to say is this: Chapman's creativity shines through brilliantly. The settings are vivid and just the right amount of strange and other-worldly. Unfortunately, the gleam of this brave new world is majorly tarnished by the poorly-edited writing. I would still recommend the book, but anyone who wants to tackle it should just be aware that there are some road bumps.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well thought out science fiction story. 3 April 2015
By Reggie - Published on
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Floyd 5.136: The MAC Series -- Book 1
This is the First book written by S F Chapman but not his first published.
Mac series. Mac = Mildly Altered Clone.
Marie one of the main characters in this thought-provoking story about the cloning of humans, in this fast moving science fiction story, is the first new person to be cloned in thousands of years. All other cloning, had simply been reproducing the previous old version to a newer version with the original memories retained.

The life of the residents in this novel are changed due to part, by the cloning of Marie. There are many exciting twists and turns as the plot moves along to the eventual conclusion.

All the characters portrayed in this book are memorable; Chapman has the ability as an author to bring the characters to life.

A well thought out story, which I think would be a great read for all ages, and an interesting look into the possible future of the human race. I would certainly recommend the reading of this book and look forward to continuing the story in the next of the series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Executed Sci-fi 28 April 2015
By Catherine Grainger - Published on
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Floyd 5.136 by S F Chapman
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, as sci-fi dystopia is not what I typically prefer, genre-wise. However, Floyd 5.136 is intriguing, a wonderfully fresh take on a prolific and difficult genre. The characters in this book are captivating and extremely well developed, much like the rest of the story, but how they are written is the true gem. The writing style is amazing. Vivid imagery and intriguing characters without any superfluous filler. Each word is chosen with precision and care to deliver the highest impact. The plot is captivating, the lives that these seven clones have been living over and over for thousands of years change suddenly when a completely new person is created. The different twists and turns that this causes keeps the reader enthralled, and will keep them coming back for more. This is most definitely a novel that readers of any age will greatly enjoy.
3.0 out of 5 stars Many Interesting Issues. 10 September 2015
By Renee Spicuzza - Published on
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This book gave me the chills just reading the small summary of what I had to look forward to. S. F. Chapman has written “Floyd 5.136,” a novel that I have perceived as being both fantasy and science fiction styled, but leaning heavily towards the latter. I believe the concept of replicated human beings in a future society was used in a relatively recent movie, but its concept was very different from Chapman and I do prefer this version better because it creates questions as to why there are repeated sequences of life and why memories are retained. All of these questions are used to further the book into the deep recesses of why their very existence is in place because why do these seven people have any value in a society that no longer exists and who is this new woman to disrupt the past cycles. It is all very interesting for the dynamics of the different characters, but as you read, you will have a better appreciation for why there are so many unanswered questions.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but missed the mark 13 September 2015
By Phil Bolos - Published on
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Floyd 5.136: The MAC Series Book 1 by S F Chapman is an interesting new addition to the science fiction genre. Seven individuals are repeatedly cloned by a substance they call “The Cotton.” They begin their lives with memories, intelligence, and begin in their mid twenties. Each time they are cloned they start in the same location and are surrounded by the same small group of people. Over time, they have learned to adapt to their surroundings and have even created habitats that mimic the places they love most in their memories such as camping in the Rocky Mountains. For Floyd, everything seems normal as he is slowly taken out of the Cotton and brought up to speed on the past few thousands of years he missed while waiting to be cloned. Then things change when a beautiful new woman named Marie comes into their group. She has never been cloned here before, and claims that she had been an outcast from a group she refers to as the Tribe. Floyd tries to understand all this, but as he gets to know Marie better he discovers that there is more going on than he group could have ever imagined.
Floyd is an interesting read for several reasons. The environment the group lives in is completely artificial so it was entertaining to read the descriptions the author created. However, the story builds very slowly. The author does a good job of building back story for each of the characters and attempts to make their relationships three dimensional. The story feel flat for me because while it is building and building, it never really goes anywhere. I understand this is the first book in the series and that more will come, but I always look for some kind of a climax in the narrative. To me, this one missed the mark.

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