The God Wave

The God Wave

Patrick Hemstreet / Oct 24, 2020

The God Wave A team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fict

  • Title: The God Wave
  • Author: Patrick Hemstreet
  • ISBN: 9780062419507
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fiction Limitless meets James Rollins that combines spirituality and science in an inventive, mind blowing fashion.For decades, scientists have speculated about the untapped potenA team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fiction Limitless meets James Rollins that combines spirituality and science in an inventive, mind blowing fashion.For decades, scientists have speculated about the untapped potential of the human brain Now, neuroscientist Chuck Brenton has made an astonishing breakthrough He has discovered the key the crucial combination of practice and conditioning to access the incredible power dormant in ninety percent of our brains Applying his methods to test subjects, he has stimulated abilities that elevate brain function to seemingly godlike levels These extraordinary abilities can transform the world, replacing fear and suffering with tranquility and stability But in an age of increasing militarization, corporate exploitation, and explosive technological discovery, a group of influential powerbrokers are determined to control these new superbeings for their own manipulative ends and their motives may be far from peaceful.

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      • Patrick Hemstreet

        Patrick Hemstreet is a novelist, neuro engineer, entrepreneur, patent pending inventor, special warfare trained Navy medic, standup comic, and actor He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and sons The God Wave is his first novel.


    1. What is the potential of the human brain? We have all heard the line about how people use only 10% of our capacity, which is almost certainly not true. But what if people could be trained to harness the untapped portion, whatever percentage that might be? What might the limits be for the human brain? Telekinesis? How strong? How far? What else might the human brain be able to do unleashed from our current limitations? Telepathy? Mind control? If that brain is suddenly empowered, what does that i [...]

    2. A group of scientists and research subjects experiment with using brain waves to cause physical outcomes on objects, computer programs, etc. Their research is promising enough that they set up a company to further the research and exploit its practical applications. Some of the subjects develop abilities that are way beyond the original scope of the experiments. Naturally their work attracts the attention of a shadowy governmental operation that hires them to train its operatives. Of course this [...]

    3. First I have to disclose I was given this book by Harper Voyager to review. This was fan-freaking-tastic! Haven't said that about a book in a while. I probably would have read this thing in two days, but alas, life she gets in the way. I really enjoyed this book. (you can tell, can't you?) His writing is smooth, easy to understand, YET - it's smart, intelligent and YET - if you are not too bright you could still probably read this book. If you like Neil Stephenson or even Michael Crichton, you w [...]

    4. The God Wave is a perfect storm of tech-fi infused with plausible reality. Author Patrick Hemstreet, a neuroengineer has crafted a dynamic and thought provoking tech thriller that, true to the blurb, captures the imagination and possibilities of Limitless and bumps it up a notch or two into X-Men territory by giving his characters superhuman abilities straight from the pages of superhero comics. It reads so damn real it's scary. Neuroscientist Chuck Brenton and MIT Professor Matt Streegman make [...]

    5. This is an okay book, but it has too much of a been-there-done-that feel coupled with cardboard characters. It doesn’t help that it has been overhyped. On the cover a Kirkus quote screams: “A flat-out astonishing debut!” It’s not.This is well-trod territory. Even the concept has been used innumerable times before. It’s just another “technology unleashes superpowers” story, in this case telepresence leading to telekinesis. Which is fine, but you really need stellar writing to sell s [...]

    6. The God Wave by Patrick HemstreetThis novel may be a authentic peek into the future. Consider the brain operated drones for a moment and how experiments are progressing with the brain operating prosthesis hands. This book goes a large but not inconceivable step forward in the direction of the main character in the movie Lucy. The thesis is the mind can be trained into using more of its potential. Hemstreet postulated two believable characters in Matt and Chuck. Matt as a bereaved pragmatic geniu [...]

    7. Die Gotteswelle von Patrick Hemstreet. Band 1 der God-Wave Trilogie. Erschienen im HarperCollins Verlag am 18. Juli 2016Der Neurowissenschaftler Chuck Brenton forscht an der John Hopkins University. Er versucht Gehirnwellen direkt nutzbar zu machen. Als Matt Streegman, ein Mathematiker, dazu kommt, kommt Bewegung in die Sache und sie dringen in Bereiche des Gehirns vor, in dem noch nie ein Mensch zuvor gewesen ist. Als sie ihre Forschungsergebnisse anfangen der Welt zu zeigen, meldet sich schnel [...]

    8. Man oh man, books like this are why I love being a Harper Voyager Super Reader. Just think, they sent me this book for free with the only requirement being that I give them an honest review. Sweeeeeeeeet!!!Ok, so the official blurb is "Limitless meets James Rollins" but to tell you the truth, Patrick Hemstreet out-James-Rollins' James Rollins. I say this because over the last 8 or 10 years Rollins has just flooded the market with works revolving around the same characters, to the point that (in [...]

    9. THE GOD WAVEby Patrick HemstreetYou have to love 'What If' Science-Fiction. Taking something we know as a jump-off point and casting everything into a whirlwind of possibility. One of my favorite stories to date is "Star Man", posing the question: what if someone answered the invitation we put in our space probe?Patrick Hemstreet takes the concept of the EEG and takes it into the Fourth Dimension! Turning the pages, I found myself thinking, "Well, what would happen if" and isn't that the whole p [...]

    10. Good book, interesting premise, well developed. I'm very critical of ending in book these days, I'm usually disappointed by them, this one's ok and set's up a sequel so we'll see how it progress. I will read the sequel (if there is one) as it was interesting enough to continue. Good work for a first book Patrick.

    11. Too much a "please, Hollywood, buy me and turn me into a mediocre action movie, pleeeeeeeease!".If the American Military were this stupid, we'd be all speaking Russian by now.Flat and stereotyped characters, linear predictable plot, kinda sad.

    12. When I read the back cover about the genetic advancements in telepathy and how that could change our world, I thought this book is exactly what I want to read. Checking out the author’s background made me even more excited because the book to come would have authentic scientific reasoning behind the advancements. The first third of the book reinforced these hopeful predictions. The gamma waves, zeta waves, and how each experimental lab rat developed their powers was fascinating science. I love [...]

    13. Patrick Hemstreet tells of neuroscientist Chuck Brenton who works with advanced EEGs created from creative volunteers. Then he has a bright idea that the EEGs could be used to allow direct manipulation of computer effects. Working with a mathematician Matthew Streegman and others they soon discover that their subjects can create what they call a zeta brain wave, The God Wave (paper from HarperCollins Publishers), allows subjects to do impossible things like telekinesis. Unfortunately their compa [...]

    14. I think I was hoping for a little more from this book like a deeper dig into the unforeseen or existential consequences of the premise But that being said, it was an enjoyable light SF read for the most part. The premise was cool enough, but the story felt very surface level and the characters were pretty one dimensional. It reminded me a bit of Blake Crouch's Dark Matter - stylistically especially. It sacrifices the inner experience of the characters to keep the plot moving (which isn't necessa [...]

    15. The premise sounded so cool: humans unlocking radical mind powers and progressing to the next state of human evolution! Awesome!The story ended up plodding along, laboriously, with some technical details thrown in that likely would impress someone who had never used a computer before and didn't know the difference between a wifi router and a microwave oven, and then some Michael Bay-style over the top stuff starts happening around page 300, and you know what, I don't think I'll be tuning in for [...]

    16. Started 7-27-17; finished 8-4-17. Good science fiction thriller about the not-too-distant future. If brain waves can move a needle on a graph, what else can brain waves move or control? Two men become partners in this endeavor: one sees science as bettering mankind, the other bettering his wallet. Then of course a "super secret" military unit becomes involved, and we all know how that will turn out! Lots of action in the 2nd half of this debut novel, including car chases, explosions, you know, t [...]

    17. Eh. 2.5 stars. Don't get the rave reviews. Kinda silly, and very unrealistic. For example (a) the concept of how people were able to make the jump to (avoiding spoilers) use of the God Wave for basically absolutely whatever wasn't remotely thought out or explained - silly, (b) the idea that either of the two main founders would (or could) spring such material surprises on each other - silly, and (c) (again, vague so as to avoid spoilers) the whole story with General Howard - extra-silly. Basical [...]

    18. First, I received this book from for my review. I anticipated this story as it blended high technology with excellent ways to use this new technology. But the nefarious "bad guy" has other ideas. With mind control, robots can be used as undefeatible military weapons. Great premise, but the ending disappointed. Since there now is a sequel available, I understand that the author has left things dangling to create an audience for book 2. I will give this a 3.5 which should have been a 4.

    19. I do not know enough (what a laugh - nothing!) about neuroscience or robotics to know if this story is believable, but from where I come from it seems to make sense. The last couple of chapters especially kept you on edge, waiting to see what would happen.

    20. Really great premise-gives you much to think about. The characters are not really well developed but there is an increasing amount of action as you go on. I am hopeful that in future books, the author explores more of the ramifications of The God Wave, as it is quite fascinating.

    21. Great premiseEntertaining read. Occasionally the characters or setting felt two-dimensional, but overall a great story. I loved the premise of controlled human evolution. A little like X-men

    22. Starts of slow but picks up speed and doesn't stop. A thrilling ride, I can't wait for the next two installments.

    23. It started out a bit slow, but still very interesting and I was curious to see how it (the technology and the plot) would develop. Then the pace picked up and I couldn't put it down! I think I spent two weeks on the first half and two days on the second. A very good debut.

    24. * First Reads advanced copy*My final rating would actually be 3 1/2 stars. Overall I found The God Wave to be an enjoyable read. There were a few things that prevented me from rating it higher though. First off, I found it to start of rather slow. The characters seemed a bit generic. I had a light bit of trouble keeping track of which one was which since a couple had similar names. Once the military got involved (around the halfway point in the book) the pace of the story certainly picked up. Th [...]

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