Fiction - Science Fiction
447 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2018
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Author Biography

Marla Anderson grew up in the Los Angeles area as an avid reader of classic science fiction which inspired her to write speculative stories of her own. She now lives in East San Diego County with her husband and extended family.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite

What began as simply a mission to install a satellite turned into something that shaped and changed the course of Daniel Walker’s life. When he finally manages to get his ship into orbit, however, the trip to Tau Medea, and especially the trip back, is definitely not what he expected. The new life form that they encounter on the trip creates a completely new situation they have no idea how to resolve. But there’s something else going on back home. Cadmon’s life was never easy, and now he has developed something that can save his life and make it better than ever, but there are consequences, or maybe that’s exactly what Cadmon wanted in NanoMorphosis by M.L. Anderson.

The main characters in this book couldn’t be more different from each other, but their lives have become entwined in ways they couldn’t imagine, which definitely makes them interesting. Everyone, from Daniel and Aurora to Cadmon and Sanchez, is someone you want to find out even more about. There’s a whole lot going on in this book and you never know what is going to happen or who the bad guy is. But it creates a book worth reading. The characters are interesting, realistic and a whole lot more. I will definitely be looking for the second book in this series because NanoMorphosis by M.L. Anderson is a book I won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

Christian Sia

NanoMorphosis: Walker's Mission by M.L. Anderson is a beautifully written sci-fi with a huge conflict. From his earliest years, Daniel Walker has grown up with a unique fascination for astrophysics, thanks to his parents who were astrophysicists and who brought him closer to their world in space. Now, he has only one mission: create a new world for humanity, and he is ready to face any challenge that shows up, including a ruthless race of aliens. But his worst challenge comes from quarters he never imagined. A brilliant, yet unscrupulous nano technologist is about to redesign humankind by adapting humans to molecular engineering and it seems nothing can stop him. Can Daniel Walker beat him in the delicate game of giving humanity a future?

I loved the characters in this story; brilliant minds like Dhyre, the prodigy from the Tokyo Institute of Nanotechnology, Merrick, and Daniel Walker. The characters are very sophisticated and navigating the depths of their psychology will be a thrill for fans of sci-fi and readers who love multilayered characters. Readers are introduced to a world ruled by science, where men shape the future of the universe by mastering the laws of physics and creating cutting-edge technology that ultimately alters man and his environment. The conflict is well-developed and the reader is keen to find out how it gets resolved. The plot is well-imagined and the characters fit neatly into the canvas, each playing a very distinct and powerful role. NanoMorphosis: Walker's Mission is written in excellent prose which combines great descriptive passages with enticing and intelligently crafted dialogues to offer great entertainment to readers. I was completely absorbed in this one.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

NanoMorphosis: Book 1 by M.L. Anderson is the story of Walker's Mission. Daniel Walker is an astrophysicist and it is his job to ensure that the human race has a future. He will do whatever it takes and face whatever comes his way in his search for a new world, but he didn’t expect the direction his worst challenge came from. Humanity is about to become extinct and the only hope is a new settlement or fighting the hostility within the solar system. Nothing is working, but Daniel Walker thinks that a planet his parents discovered may be the answer. Dr. Cadmon Dhyre is a malfunctioning nano technologist who wants to repair himself, but when Walker comes face to face with him, both will face their greatest challenges and the future of mankind will be decided.

NanoMorphosis: Book 1: Walker's Mission is an exciting read. This is a solid, well-written story that has plenty of action and excitement in it. I can’t imagine where the idea came from for the story, but the work that has gone into it shows in the quality of the writing. The plot is different to most in this genre and the author leads us on a complex, sometimes terrifying yet fascinating journey, not just through the solar system and beyond, but through the complexities of life itself. The characters have been developed thoroughly and fit the story, having personalities of their own and being written in a way that allows a reader to get to know them and to identify with them. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and hope that book 2 isn’t too long in the making!

Lit Amri

Several scientists had successfully installed a powerful telescope on the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt. Before they could turn on the telescope, a group of large bird-like aliens slaughtered them, leaving 12-year-old Daniel Walker, a child of two astrophysicists, as the only survivor. From that point on, Daniel vows to continue his late parents’ wish-go to Tau Medea, a planet his parents believed to be Earth-like, and kill those aliens if they try to get in his way. Years later, Daniel used his position as the Director of Exoplanetary Research with ACES, (American Coalition for Exploration of Space) to pursue his goal.

NanoMorphosis (Book 1: Walker’s Mission) by M.L. Anderson is a sci-fi fantasy with a good amount of suspense and thriller elements. The intriguing premise gives some sense of curiosity and anticipation about the aliens that the humans called Garuda, after witnessing the live broadcast of the horrible massacre of the scientists. Protagonist Daniel Walker’s ambition is fueled by this tragedy and it’s easy to root for him because of that. That said, antagonist Dr. Cadmon Dhyre steals the highlight of the show for me the moment he commits a transgression, and getting to know this flawed and wronged man is interesting. Readers will realize that NanoMorphosis is not solely about hostile aliens, but the conflict of different perspectives and personal goals. This gives the plot a good depth. The proposed science in this book explores the possible futures, positive and negative, for humankind. All in all, this is a good debut for the NanoMorphosis series by Anderson.

Lynn Wyatt (author)

What a wonderful book for me as my first time reading science fiction. Marla's imagination is boundless as her story weaves the reader through the evil and corruption that takes place in our future as we venture to other planets and deep space. Marla has obviously done her homework on the nanotechnology being developed today and expounded it to the nth degree that it might become in our future. The wonderful benefits of advanced nanotechnology to combat human disease and infirmity also carries the horrible side effects when used as weapons in the hands of unscrupulous scientists.

An engaging , fascinating read and a glimpse into our inevitable, not too distant, future. This book would make a great movie.
Cant wait for the next book.