The Filter Trap

Fiction - Science Fiction
457 Pages
Reviewed on 04/16/2016
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Author Biography

A.L. Lorentz is a pseudonym for author Andrew Long.

Andrew is employed as a marketing manager in Los Angeles. His spare time is spent writing, hiking or snorkeling. He has a BFA from The Ohio State University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Andrew spent many years drawing and painting sci-fi before writing about it. He has exhibited and sold art at Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

If you are looking for a well plotted, well thought out tour through a world of wonder, a world that starts out looking like our world, but evolves into a world you will have trouble recognizing, then read The Filter Trap by A.L. Lorentz. I read Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood End. I read Pournelle and Niven’s Footfall, and of course I've seen all the big budget and low budget movies about space and alien invasion. The Filter Trap goes a step beyond them. Great writing, realistic characters, and an awesome plot made me appreciate A.L. Lorentz's grand effort to create a huge novel tying many important themes together. The bottom line is “Does it work?” and the answer is a resounding “Yes.”

I spent the better part of a three-day weekend reading The Filter Trap. I quite simply couldn't put it down and it is a big book. A.L. Lorentz unveils his story slowly and carefully with great attention to detail. It is a big story with a lot of characters. They are written well and each character points us toward the answer to one question: What has happened to Earth? We start from the perspective of a huge natural disaster. The first part of the novel rolls out like one of the better disaster movies that were popular a few years ago. But this is not a natural disaster so the mystery deepens and the stakes are even higher than anything anyone could have imagined. The Filter Trap is a great novel. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy it.