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By Lincoln Child | Comments: ( 556 ) | Date: ( Feb 22, 2020 )

Fasten your seat belts the white knuckle thrills at Utopia, the world s most fantastic theme park, escalate to nightmare proportions in this intricately imagined techno thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Child Rising out of the stony canyons of Nevada, Utopia is a world on the cutting edge of technology A theme park attracting 65,000 visitors each day,Fasten your seat belts the white knuckle thrills at Utopia, the world s most fantastic theme park, escalate to nightmare proportions in this intricately imagined techno thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Child.Rising out of the stony canyons of Nevada, Utopia is a world on the cutting edge of technology A theme park attracting 65,000 visitors each day, its dazzling array of robots and futuristic holograms make it a worldwide sensation But ominous mishaps are beginning to disrupt the once flawless technology A friendly robot goes haywire, causing panic, and a popular roller coaster malfunctions, nearly killing a teenaged rider Dr Andrew Warne, the brilliant computer engineer who designed much of the park s robotics, is summoned from the East Coast to get things back on track.On the day Warne arrives, however, Utopia is caught in the grip of something far sinister A group of ruthless criminals has infiltrated the park s computerized infrastructure, giving them complete access to all of Utopia s attractions and systems Their communication begins with a simple and dire warning If their demands are met, none of the 65,000 people in the park that day will ever know they were there if not, chaos will descend, and every man, woman, and child will become a target As one of the brains behind Utopia, Warne finds himself thrust into a role he never imagined trying to save the lives of thousands of innocent people And as the minutes tick away, Warne s struggle to outsmart his opponents grows ever urgent, for his only daughter is among the unsuspecting crowds in the park.Lincoln Child evokes the technological wonders of Utopia with such skill and precision it is hard to believe the park exists only in the pages of this extraordinary book Like Jurassic Park, Utopia sweeps readers into a make believe world of riveting suspense, technology, and adventure.UTOPIA Where technology dazzles and then turns deadly From the Hardcover edition.

  • Title: Utopia
  • Author: Lincoln Child
  • ISBN: 9780385506687
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut, which he still calls his hometown despite the fact that he left the place before he reached his first birthday and now only goes back for weekends.Lincoln seemed to have acquired an interest in writing as early as second grade, when he wrote a short story entitled Bumble the Elephant now believed by scholars to be lost Along with two dozen short stories composed during his youth, he wrote a science fiction novel in tenth grade called Second Son of Daedalus and a shamelessly Tolkeinesque fantasy in twelfth grade titled The Darkness to the North left unfinished at 400 manuscript pages Both are exquisitely embarrassing to read today and are kept under lock and key by the author.After a childhood that is of interest only to himself, Lincoln graduated from Carleton College huh in Northfield, Minnesota, majoring in English Discovering a fascination for words, and their habit of turning up in so many books, he made his way to New York in the summer of 1979, intent on finding a job in publishing He was lucky enough to secure a position as editorial assistant at St Martin s Press.Over the next several years, he clawed his way up the editorial hierarchy, moving to assistant editor to associate editor before becoming a full editor in 1984 While at St Martin s, he was associated with the work of many authors, including that of James Herriot and M M Kaye He edited well over a hundred books with titles as diverse as The Notation of Western Music and Hitler s Rocket Sites but focused primarily on American and English popular fiction.While at St Martin s, Lincoln assembled several collections of ghost and horror stories, beginning with the hardcover collections Dark Company 1984 and Dark Banquet 1985 Later, when he founded the company s mass market horror division, he edited three collections of ghost stories, Tales of the Dark 1 3.In 1987, Lincoln left trade publishing to work at MetLife In a rather sudden transition, he went from editing manuscripts, speaking at sales conferences, and wining dining agents to doing highly technical programming and systems analysis Though the switch might seem bizarre, Lincoln was a propeller head from a very early age, and his extensive programming experience dates back to high school, when he worked with DEC minis and the now prehistoric IBM 1620, so antique it actually had an electric typewriter mounted into its front panel Away from the world of publishing, Lincoln s own nascent interests in writing returned While at MetLife, Relic was published, and within a few years Lincoln had left the company to write full time He now lives in New Jersey under protest just kidding with his wife and daughter.A dilettante by natural inclination, Lincoln s interests include pre 1950s literature and poetry post 1950s popular fiction playing the piano, various MIDI instruments, and the 5 string banjo English and American history motorcycles architecture classical music, early jazz, blues, and RB exotic parrots esoteric programming languages mountain hiking bow ties Italian suits fedoras archaeology and multiplayer deathmatching.

Comments Utopia

  • S

    This book was remarkably dull for being a thriller. Within a couple chapters, it began to feel like a chore to read it. I wasn't into any of the characters from the very start. Then I got the audiobook since I needed something to listen to, and I listed to the rest of the book until the epilogue. Read the epilogue from the actual book.I just never bought into the premise of this book. A futuristic, amazingly technologically advanced theme park that has turned the amusement park world on its head [...]

  • Chris Friend

    I liked this book more the further I got into it. At first, I thought it was a former Disney employee trying to dream up a great scare at something unimaginatively similar to Walt Disney World, with the only major addition being a glass dome atop the property, what amounts to a running joke at Disney. About a fourth of the way in, the dialog was so reminiscent of soap operas that it was very difficult to take the story or the characters seriously.Things improved as the plot began to pick up pace [...]

  • Dave

    OK, good not great. Theme park shake down thriller featuring widowed robotics professor with teen daughter. WestWorld meets Ocean's 11 for the taking of the Pelham 123 with a hat tip to Jaws. Escapist fiction like fiery cheese puffs.

  • Farhan

    This is only my second novel by Child but I am already a fan of his sleek and compelling techno-thrillers. Utopia is the most modern and technologically-advanced theme park of the world. Its rides and attractions use cutting-edge technologies such as highly realistic holograms and robots with artificial intelligence. When the park is held hostage by a team of ruthless criminals, the responsibility of saving the lives of seventy thousand-odd guests falls on the shoulders of the robotics professor [...]

  • Scott Sigler

    I'm a big Lincoln Child fan, and this one had all the elements of the strong Child novels we've come to expect. The science is a blast, the characters are fun and the pacing is brisk. For me, though, it seemed to be that the whole was less than the sum of the parts. I think it was the setting -- a high-tech theme park is very cool in theory, and getting behind the scenes should have worked, but in the end it just didn't thrill like the rides it described. Something about describing an imaginary [...]

  • itchy

    took me longer than expected;it seems i have more hobbies than i care to admithurray for teresa bonifacio!p106: a postcard labeled borokay beach, philippines was affixed to the inside of the lab door.p419: sitting alone at the rear of the payload compartment, john doe had removed one of the countless stacks of currency and was making origami cranes from the contents.

  • Kristin Lundgren

    Another great one by Lincoln Child, writing solo. This is the second go around for me, previously having read it about 8 plus years ago. It is a very well-researched, strong thriller in an amusement park, miles outside of Las Vegas, set in a deep chasm, so that visitors approach the front of the park on ground level, and it falls away behind the park to several levels of offices, maintenance etc, . The park is under a large dome, sectioned into four themes - Gaslight, a perfectly recreated Victo [...]

  • Tracey

    Utopia is not a bad book; it's just not a great book. I'm spoiled by mystery writers such as Jeffery Deaver and Anne Perry who build suspense like master architects of breathtaking mazes that delight and confound but still let people out at the end. Yes, okay, Lincoln Child (Is that his real name??) wrote a thriller, not really a mystery: In an idyllic new theme park that draws on the latest technology comes a bad guy who threatens serious harm unless he's given the technological secrets to the [...]

  • Roger

    SUMMARY: The sitting is a fantastic amusement park near Las Vegas. A group of bad guys infiltrate the park and threaten mass destruction and death unless the park turns over some very valuable assets to them. I kept thinking of Disney World on steroids as I read the book. I don't know if the author intended the comparison to Disney World or not, but it was hard for me to avoidMENTS: I listened to a complete audio version of this book I got from the the library.While the book was "okay", it was b [...]

  • Paul

    I was very intrigued with the setting of this novel more than anything as I am a huge fan of amusement parks. It delivered on some new ideas for rides and park themes, though it would be better served in a movie than in a book. Too much description can bog a novel down, especially a thriller. But this book didn't really deliver on the thrills in my opinion. I expected rides to be incorporated into the action a bit more. It got much better towards the end, but the characters remained rather woode [...]

  • Tiffany

    When it was UTOPIA, this book was my absolute favorite in Lincoln's repertoire (and still is, to be honest). Everything, from the inside map of the amazing theme park that it is Utopia to the technology that runs it and the terrorists that destroy it, is amazing. Page after page. A must read for any techno-thriller lover!

  • J.P.

    The best parts of this book are the descriptions of a futuristic amusement park. Short on suspense and there isn't much character development

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  • The Cats Mother

    This has a great premise - terrorists take over the worlds greatest theme park - Die Hard meets Westworld - but I found it disappointingly slow and predictable. I had not read anything by this author before, but have seen his bestsellers in shops, and picked it up somewhat at random, keen to see what it was like. Robotics expert Andrew Warne visits futuristic theme park Utopia, run by his ex-girlfriend, with his teenage daughter, on the day a team of baddies have infiltrated the park to hold it [...]

  • Rebecca Lefler

    This was a good thriller, perfect for beach read.

  • Onyx

    Well I couldn't afford a trip to an amusement park this year so I figured reading Utopia would be the next best thing.The descriptions of Utopia are great. The details are fantastic, down to the mannerisms of people within the park. I felt like I was there and I'd love to visit this place. The first chapter makes a reference to meloning, 'When daring young women on rides bare their breasts to the camera' ? Is this really what its called ? I tried googling it, including an image search, and didn' [...]

  • Jane

    Lincoln Child knows how to entertain a reader. Yeshis books are not cerebraley are just plain fun! Utopia is the settinga "playground" for the public near Las Vegas. It is a fantasy world beneath a giant dome, the size of a small town. The book is rich in description allowing the reader to partake in what the "amusement park" has to offer. Lots of holograms, futuristic robots, replications of mood/weather/towns. The main character returns to Utopia when a problem with the programming of the robo [...]

  • Snotchocheez

    What seemed like a slam-dunk thriller premise (a super-high-tech domed amusement park outside of Las Vegas called "Utopia", sabotaged by terroristic thieves) was all but undone by hackneyed dialog, gaping plot holes and glacier pacing. It reminded me a lot (in hokeyness, anyway) of a movie I saw at the drive-in when I was ten or so, called "Rollercoaster". Despite Utopia's supercharged AI/robotics and holographic effects (and a significantly higher body count), its overall impression left with m [...]

  • Bonnie Lynn

    Looking forward to this Lincoln Child suspense novel where a high-tech futuristic amusement park is taken hostage by unknown bad dudes for unspecified reasons, My expectations must have been too high. The book had it's moments but, for me, not many. My opinion would be different Had I cared for even a few of the characters. The fact is I worried more about the robot dog and random park visitors than I did about anyone who'd been given a name in the novel. This doesn't mean I won't seek out anoth [...]

  • Frank

    Taught thriller that takes place in a futuristic amusement park. Overall I really enjoyed this one -- especially the descriptions of the park itself that utilized robotics and holograms as part of its 4 worlds. This was a great combination of science fiction and techno-thriller. I've read a couple of books by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child that I have enjoyed. This is the first I've read by Child on his own and would definitely recommend it. I have several more Preston/Child novels on my TB [...]

  • Scott Zeien

    A fun read. Anyone who has visited an amusement park must have wondered at some point - perhaps at the top of the coaster - "What if something goes wrong?" This book feeds the disquiet while creating a fabulous vision of a fantasy world about to be turned on its head.

  • Amanda

    Amazing descriptions of a very cool amusement park. Utopia would be such a cool place to visit if it were real. The book felt too long, the suspense might have been more exciting if condensed a bit. 3 1/2 stars.

  • Odile Maite

    whyyyyyyyyyy is it soooo longggggg

  • Paul

    Very good read, but why republish with a different title? This will confuse and mislead a lot of readers who have read Utopia, but think this is a different book. Uggg

  • Marc Szewczyk

    I listened to the audio book because I wanted to hear Scott Brick read, and this was available at the library and sounded reasonably interesting. And it was. Set your expectations correctly, and you won't be disappointed. This is a formulaic techno-thriller, but it's an example of good execution within the formula.The idea is intriguing. Utopia is a theme park, meant to be an immersive experience that creates and recreates environments both fantastical and real. The imaginative descriptions of t [...]

  • Cade

    This book was fine but not great. This is more frustrating because I think the idea had so much potential to be really fun and exciting. This book qualifies as a thriller in that there is tension and conflict, but it is not terribly suspenseful. There are excessively long detours to try to inject emotion by "building up" extra characters that are obviously about to become throwaway victims. The story is entertaining, but several of the plot elements are heavily telegraphed. For example, I don't [...]

  • Cynthia Maddox

    I enjoyed the book after I got into it. I've read five or six of Mr. Child's solo books and really enjoyed them. This one, which was apparently published some time ago under the name Utopia, was a bit slow to start for me. Gradually, I was able to get into it and the pace picked up dramatically. By the middle, I was having a hard time remembering that all this was happening in a single day. It was hard to get the characters sorted, too. They were a bit flat for a while and really not personable. [...]

  • Lori

    Newly opened theme park Utopia is a wonder of robotics and cutting-edge technology in four different worlds. Dr. Andrew Warne arrives with his daughter in tow, thinking he is there to be asked to work on the robotics for the next 'world' due to open soon, expecting to have plenty of time to explore with his daughter. John Doe is also exploring the park the same day and Andrew, but John has a sinister agenda-he plans on taking control, and may take lives in his quest to get what he wants. The sto [...]

  • Wade Watson

    I found this a not-bad techno thriller, but I decided I won't read any more books by this author. I liked the setting of a fictional amusement park. The technology aspect was pretty lightweight, often depending upon the over-exploited fantasy gimmick of projection holograms. I picked this one up after doing a GoodReads search for authors like Michael Crichton, and I wouldn't say this guy comes anywhere close to that level. It was pretty lightweight all around and, like most novels of it's era, s [...]

  • Markus Owen

    A real page turner in a techno mega theme park full of holograms and robots, held to ransom by some evil baddies. I enjoyed this and often couldn't put it down, but large chunks were inane, overwritten and repetitive. Too much stuff was just set up for the thrills - why would a high-tech theme park where everything is designed and controlled to the finest detail have a tunnel to pick up the cash takings that you have to REVERSE an armoured truck 300 feet down? Of course you have to suspend your [...]

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