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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman – Review by Heidi Schoolman

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story is a time travel novel and follows Havall 16. There are the Havalls, who pretty much have everything they want and need, and the Havenots, who do not really have anything. Tommy is getting ready to go public with his company until something strange starts to happen. A message from the future regarding his new business and how it will affect not only him, but everyone else as well. Will he stop the future? Will he listen to what is being told to him?

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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Havall 16 by A.J. Ullman is a fast paced dystopian novel that easily keeps the pages turning. The whole concept of this book I found to be unique and intriguing. This author really knows how to create such a fascinating story and I really feel like you are taken on a journey anytime you pick up one of his books. I was drawn in immediately with this book – probably even from the moment I read the description – and I had to find out what was going to happen. This is a book I would certainly recommend and I am looking forward to what is next from this author.

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Havall 16 by A.J. Ullman – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Havall 16 by A.J. Ullman
4 Stars!!!!

I must admit that I was a bit leary to delve into this book as it really isn’t my cup of tea but I took
the plunge and decided to try. I kept an open mind and I was pleasantly surprised. I found that the author had some unique and refreshing ideas and not as morbid as I was kind of expecting. I found that although sci-fi to be in ways realistic and scarily thought provoking.

I found that the character really came to life and I could feel as though I was right in the drama.
read the book as it wasn’t as scare provoking as I thought more thought provoking. I would definitely read more from this author.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Havall 16 by A.J. Ullman – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a story of a future which only the rich will enjoy and the lengths that people will go to stop it, it starts quoting an experiment by a russion scientist where a pair of rats are let loose in a labyrinth, followed by a cat, the results of which are the most robust rat sacrifices the weaker one so the cat will go for it first and then make it’s escape, however, the cat kills the robust one nad then proceeds to eat both, therefore, only the cat is the winner and in this future there are two factions, the Havall’s (the cats) and the Havenot’s (the rats), one side has everything and one side has almost nothing, but someone has gone back to change this and so the chase begins, but Tommy Canada and Havall 16 are the rats and someone else is the ca.

Tommy and his partner and best friend Win Gault own a company which they are about to take public and tell the world about their discoveries and what it could mean for them, but on April first, he does a wonderful thing for a coworker and treats himself to clocking out early and a stop off at a favourite watering hole. While he is there he and another friend have a discussion about a scientific breakthrough in health care involving nanobots, his friends response is that “We’re not made to live forever” and provokes an interesting train of thought in Tommy, but when he has to swerve to avoid a collision which nearly kills him and he faces the choice of whether to help, leave or kill a mortally injured racoon, he decides to leave it, but this is just the foreshadowing of a future choice.

The next morning, he is back at the helical shaped office and about to have a meeting with Win about the IPO when his chief of security informs him that there is a virus in the computing system and seeing as it isn’t connected to the internet, she has no idea where it has come from or what it will do, so Tommy asks her to find out and report her findings to him, there is no need to worry Win until there is more information. When he gets to Win’s office, they talk about the upcoming IPO and the party that will go along with it, then they talk about the budget and how one area in particular was using ten times more resources than allocated, but his worry was blown off as a typo, the kind of which never happens, so he heads home after a full day of meetings, where his girlfriend is waiting for him, they talk all the time, but don’t see each other in person as much, so after a bit of wine and some food, for them and his two cats, they reminisce and then have a night of passion.

When he goes for a shower the next morning, he finds some writing on the mirror, but when he asks her if she did it, the answer is no and so it is a mystery, a frustrating one, but one that has to be put on the backburner for now. At work, he has another meeting about the virus, another of the tech team has been drafted in to help, but there is nothing else further to report and the rest of the day involved the usual day to day running of the business and this is the same routine, except everyday the message on the mirror changed until on the eighth day someone came through it, a woman and the news she was bringing was one which would change his life forever. She tells him of the future in which his company becomes the most successful in the world, but that it has come at the cost of those who cannot afford it and she has come back to stop this from happening and convince Tommy to help her persuade Win that it is the right thing to do, but that does not go as planned because they find out that the Havalls have a plan to stop them.

Will they be able to stop the future from happening, or will their plans be terminated before they can even start? Will there be fatal consequences to their actions, or will everyone live happily ever after? The only way to find out is to read along their adventure and find out what the future has in store.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

….“a future where some have it all, and most have not.”

 

Havall 16 by A.J. Ullman is a thought-provoking sci-fi, time travel adventure that held my attention from the moment I read the blurb. The story is really well developed with a very original and creative plot, fully realised and complex characters- with a lot of attention to detail which really made this story come to life. It was like watching a movie, the descriptions so vivid that I could ‘see’ everything play out before my eyes. In saying that, this would definitely make a brilliant movie or TV series.
Havall 16 lives in a future where a small percentage of the population have everything- the Havalls; but the majority of the population have very little at all, the Havenots. A technological breakthrough paved the way for immortality, amongst other things- but things are not as rosy as one would expect such a future to be. Havall 16 has travelled back in time to try to right the wrongs before they begin. But how do you convince someone to give up immense fame and fortune, even if it is in the best interests of humanity. What transpires makes for an engrossing read.

Thank you, A.J. Ullman!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Havall 16 by A.J. Ullman is a Sci Fi adventure story. It is a fast-paced dystopian tale that AJ has skilfully woven into a cleverly crafted and intriguing storyline. His writing is so realistic that it draws you in. It is a story that will have you thinking. It will have you asking questions on what we do in the here and now and how it will affect things in the future. It is interesting to read AJ’s work as he puts his whole self, his heart and his soul into his stories. He never settles for anything and he doesn’t settle on just one genre so you never know what to expect.

What would you do if the future comes knocking? Would you heed the message and give up everything you have dreamed of and more?

I am intrigued to see where AJ takes us next.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fascinating dystopian sci fi adventure! I truly have become a fan of Ullman and his point of view. Fascinating social analysis, filled with moments for personal introspection as you moved through the pages of this fictional tale. This book moves fast and causes you to think. This will be one I will absolutely read again soon to make sure I didn’t miss any brilliance.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman – Review by Piper Foster

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is a very interesting read. Havall 16 appears one day what is the meaning of this message. Some unexpected twist in this book. I really like the characters Jenny, Zand and Tara. A truly eye opening SCI-fic fantasy adventure.

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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this Sci fi, time travelling tale.
The author does an amazing job with with characters and also creating the world of the present and the future. It also covers the theme of rich (Haveall) and poor (Havenots) and how their lives are different.

Tommy Canada is a successful man who is part owner of a company called NORML. Along with his partner Win they are working on nanobots  that means that your body will be able to heal itself. They are on the edge of making it real until Tommy gets a visit from Havall 16.

Havall 16 is from the future she has come back to seek out Tommy for his help. She needs him to close down his business and stop making these technological advances. Even though his future is good with him being wealthy and famous his creations also mean loads of people end up loving in poverty.

Will Tommy heed Havall 16 warning? Will he chose his own wealth and life over everyone elses? And will his partner Win be understand of Tommy’s reasons to destroy everything they have worked for or will he be against Tommy?

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Havall 16 by A. J. Ullman

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Havall 16 by A.J. Ullman
Genre – Sci-fi/Adventure
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Havall 16 comes back in time to warn Tommy Canada not to take his fledgling biotech company public., or else society will be cleaved into two factions: the Havalls — who are young, rich and can live forever — and the Havenots. Tommy has created a nanotechnology that heals people from the inside out. Faced with turning his back on wealth and fame, Tommy must consider his personal goals versus those of society.
Havall 16 asks him, “If you could go back in time and kill Hitler when he was a baby, would you? Kill an innocent to spare millions in the future?” You might, she says, have to kill before you ever become the richest man on earth, before you can solve humans’ greatest fear: dying. Convincing his partner, Win Gault, who owns fifty percent of the company, presents another problem. The future Havalls know Havall 16 has gone back in time to prevent the creation of this technology and they have a plan to deal with her and Win.
Will she or Tommy have to kill? The future is plastic she reminds Tommy. One thing is certain though, as Tommy’s buddy reminds him. We weren’t designed to live forever.
Havall 16 taps into our deepest fears of death and dying as well as global warming and our very current fears of income and medical inequality — a future where some have it all and most have not.

~ AMAZON ~

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J. Ullman grew up and still lives in Southwest Ohio. Those experiences and settings color his works of creative writing. A. J. has worked in a variety of endeavors, from restaurants, to libraries, to law offices, to community mental health centers to family practice medical offices. A. J. is a lawyer as well as a certified family nurse practitioner concentrating work these days in the medical field, treating patients in a primary care setting, including mental health disorders.

 

Experiences with psychiatric nursing have left indelible impressions on A. J. and are the subject of of his endeavors in novel writing.

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