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  • 03/2019
  • B07PHLCSHZ
  • 314 pages
  • $3.99
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  • 03/2019
  • 978-1792793608
  • 322 pages
  • $11.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 9781792793608 179279360X
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Kip Koelsch
Author
Delphy's Rising
Kip Koelsch, author
FOR MILLENNIA HUMANS HAVE DREAMED OF SPEAKING WITH DOLPHINS AND FAILED. UNTIL NOW. UNTIL DELPHYS. In 2008 a young genius conceived Delphys—an innovative dolphin communication project—while submerged in the warm, salt water of a sensory deprivation tank and dark introversion of a forced separation from the woman he loved. Nearly ten years after that epiphany—and after years of focused research, design and construction on an isolated Pacific atoll—that genius has embraced his new identity and become Dr. Evan McMillon--finally leaving the past behind. He has even found love again. Now his Delphys team is poised to boot up their powerful artificial intelligence, initiate the world’s first contact with dolphins and ultimately transform that conversation into something much more ambitious—a covert operation that will surprise the project’s military backers and the world. But when Dr. McMillon loses control of that ground-breaking conversation, he discovers toxic tendrils from his past infiltrating the very core of Delphys and wrapped around his heart. He also learns of the product of one passionate memory that may be the key to regaining control and completing his ambitious plan to change the world.

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 10.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The author crafts a complex and finely constructed narrative that deftly weaves together disparate elements for a cohesive and rewarding reading experience.

Prose/Style: The author is a gifted writer with a flair for vibrant storytelling,  riveting action, and polished dialogue. 

Originality: This highly original work combines mystery/thriller elements with content relating to science and marine life. It's a rare mixture of topics that helps this work stand apart from others in this category.

Character Development: The author excels at crafting believable, dimensional, and endearing characters, conveying motivations through actions as well as dialogue. There is a diverse cast of characters here, and the author shows a clear reverence for each player.

Date Submitted: August 20, 2019

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 03/2019
  • B07PHLCSHZ
  • 314 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 03/2019
  • 978-1792793608
  • 322 pages
  • $11.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 9781792793608 179279360X
  • pages
  • $

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