Obscura

Obscura

She?s felt it before?the fear of losing control. And it?s happening again. In the near future, an aggressive and terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms are disturbing. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find a cure. She?s already lost her husband to the disease She?s felt it before?the fear of losing control. And it?s happening again. In the near future, an aggress...

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Title:Obscura
Author:Joe Hart
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:B076H36VFX
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:348 pages pages

Obscura Reviews

  • Michelle
    Apr 23, 2018
    In the not-too-distant future, a neuroscientist who is losing her young daughter to the same mysterious disease that killed her husband must make a wrenching choice: either embark on a secretive NASA mission in the hopes of curing the disease, or stay on Earth with her daughter for the...
  • Rob Twinem
    Jan 01, 2018
    One of the most memorable images I store from my childhood is the idea of the teleporter. You know the program; Capt James Kirk daring to go where no one had gone before and in order to do this he uses the magical services of what was affectionately known on Star Trek as a transporter ...
  • Diana
    May 04, 2018
    I was given a copy through NetGalley. OMG. Losian?s. That is what I fear. A more rapid form of Alzheimer?s, it takes a person?s mind and leaves them to be a violent unrecognizable shell of their former self. Gillian, in an effort to find a cure for her daughter Carrie after los...
  • Nadine
    Feb 26, 2018
    Obscura is a story about a new form of dementia that does not discriminate age and the lengths people are willing to go to survive. Dr. Gillian Ryan is desperately searching for a cure for the illness that killed her husband and is threatening to take her daughter. She?s invited on a...
  • Brian's Book Blog
    May 01, 2018
    Brilliant I have never read a book by Joe Hart before Obscura and I'm pretty mad at myself now. This is one of the most brilliant books I've read in quite some time. It was real, gritty, and cuts to the heart of a ton of issues that are going on now. Obscura tells a story of ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    May 16, 2018
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/05/27/... Combining elements from science fiction and thriller-suspense, Joe Hart brings us a gripping tale set in the not-too-distant future where a new form of dementia known as Losian?s Disease is sweeping across ...
  • Bill
    Jul 08, 2018
    It should be noted that I pretty much hate science fiction except for a few rare instances. This just so happens to be one of those instances. Written well with believable characters and a great premise that held my attention from beginning to end and managed to not lose me in ...
  • Jean
    May 22, 2018
    Obscura would make an awesome sci-fi thriller movie. Great story, lots of action and twists and turns. This book has it all: incurable disease, murder mystery, space travel, teleportation, psychological suspense. It grips you from the beginning and keeps you engaged throughout. I d...
  • Michael Hicks
    Dec 28, 2017
    Joe Hart takes us into the near-future in Obscura, to a time when the Earth is severely polluted and global warming is set to pay a disastrous toll. A deadly new virus, Losian, has emerged, cursing the afflicted with an Alzheimer's-like memory loss on the way to fatality. Although scie...
  • Jon Recluse
    Jan 27, 2018
    In the not so distant future, a lethal pandemic of unknown origin is sweeping the planet. A virulent form of dementia that spreads unchecked to people of all ages, with fatal results. The leading researcher into the contagion, driven by the loss of her husband to this plague, and the h...
  • Aimee (Book It Forward)
    Jul 09, 2018
    Wow!! When I first read the book summary for Obscura, I knew I had to read it. From the sound of it, this book had everything I look for in a story: Strong lead (it also helped that she was an awesome woman!), interesting setting, unique concept and great writing. I reached out to the ...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    May 13, 2018
    While I loved the concept behind the book, it didn't quite work for me as much as I had hoped that it would. A mother desperate to find a cure for a new form of dementia that has taken her husband and is threatening to take her only child as well. She gets the opportunity to go into sp...
  • Reeda Booke
    Jun 06, 2018
    A new form of dementia, called Losian, has taken Dr. Gillian Flynn's husband, and it is a race against time to find the cause and hopefully a cure, as now her young daughter suffers from it. As her funding dries out, NASA steps in, asking her for her help on a secret mission where the...
  • David
    Apr 28, 2018
    4.5 stars for Obscura. I really dug this sci-fi adventure. I experienced so many emotions reading this book and I loved the conclusion. My review can be read here ---> https://wp.me/p5t5Tf-1wO ...
  • Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Apr 25, 2018
    This review can also be found here! 3.5/5 Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest opinion! This did not affect my review. This is yet another book I'm surprised that I've heard nothing about. It has action, emotion, deep thought, a murder mystery. There's spa...
  • Taryn Pierson
    May 25, 2018
    Obscura is a sci-fi/thriller hybrid about a medical researcher in space. That was a setup I?d never heard before! I love when a book feels like a fresh and original experience. Gillian Ryan is an expert on a dementia-like disease that can affect people of any age. She lost her hus...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Apr 15, 2018
    This was brilliant. I love a good psychological thriller, I love a good dose of science fiction, I love a good mystery and I love great divisive characters. So to find them all under one magnificently readable roof was a pure joy for me. Someone (I can?t remember who or I would...
  • Erin Clemence
    May 21, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Fans of Andy Weir?s ?The Martian? and Blake Crouch?s ?Dark Matter? will enjoy Joe Hart?s sci-fi novel, ?Obscura?. (Hart pays homage to Cr...
  • Christine Roberts
    Apr 22, 2018
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  • Stacey Camp
    Mar 04, 2018
    **5++ Goodreads Stars** In Joe Hart's Obscura, researcher Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the verge of curing the disease that killed her husband and is threatening to destroy her 8-year-old daughter's life. The disease erases one's memories, much like Alzheimer's. When Dr. Ryan's research f...
  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    Jun 25, 2018
    4.5 stars, rounded up for enjoyability. A new kind of dementia has hit earth... one that affects young folks, and rapidly. Meanwhile, in space, similar symptoms are showing up among astronauts beta-testing a new and potentially dangerous mode of transportation... Can our heroine sol...
  • Mackey St
    Jul 15, 2018
    In Space No One Can Hear Y?. no wait, wrong book, wrong movie. Obscura will make you want to scream in space even if no one can hear you! Joe Hart is well known in the Sci-Fi world for his amazing writing and horrifying books. Obscura takes that skill to a new level as Hart adds e...
  • Candy
    Apr 07, 2018
    In this new version of the world, planet earth is dying & a strange new sickness has started to kill with a fast acting virus that is a form of dementia. It does not discriminate between old & young, it just kills. The United Nations is eager to find a solution by searching spa...
  • The Behrg
    Jan 22, 2018
    If I had to resort to the old Hollywood 5-second pitch, I'd describe this book as "Shutter Island in space." That being said, this one deserves much more than a quick cursory glance. Obscura hits the ground running, forcing the reader to start jogging along if you don't want to get ...
  • Juli
    May 24, 2018
    Dr, Gillian Ryan lost her husband to the disease, and now her daughter is battling it too. A strange disease that takes away a person's memories, leaving them in a confused, fugue state. Losian's is a lot like Alzheimer's, but it can strike anyone, young or old. Ryan is working hard to...
  • Michelle
    May 08, 2018
    This is one hell of a heart pounding thriller! In the near future a new disease has begun to spread which causes memory loss, hallucinations, and violence among it's victims. Dr. Gillian Ryan has already lost her husband to the disease and now it wants to claim her 8 year old daugh...
  • The Captain
    May 08, 2018
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi thriller eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . This was categorized as a thriller, which I don't normally read. However the cover and title were fascinating so I went to see what it was a...
  • Paul Falk
    Jan 04, 2018
    In the not-too-distant future, mankind's plagued with a merciless killer. A disease. Its origin hiding within the deep recesses of the brain. The author awakened me to a horrific storyline that drove deep into the twisting vortex of space. Kept telling myself, "This can't be real." Awa...
  • Julie's Bookshelf
    Apr 26, 2018
    My insides while reading the symptoms of the new dementia Losian's: Overall interesting idea but all the time jumping made it somewhat hard to really get into it and feel for the events unfolding. It felt like a very simple plot presented in a twisty way, ironically calling for a ...
  • Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
    May 25, 2018
    *4.5 Stars I don?t think you could find a more appropriate title for this book: Obscura. Is it a word? It has a meaning-ish to it. But it?s not clear. In Obscura, everything is blurred, nothing is clean and easy?Who is doing what is kept a mystery until the bitter end. I?...