The Unborn Author:David Shobin The Unborn is a novel so terrifying and unique, yet so believable, that it is impossible to put down until the very last page. — Dr. Jonathan Bryson, director of the sleep research program at one of the country's most prestigious hospitals, wasn't even certain he'd seen it. The subject, a new volunteer at the sleep laboratory, seemed perfectly a... more »t peace, but the oscilloscope monitoring the brain waves of the sleeping woman traced an irregular pattern. The delta waves were normal, yet he could have sworn they were each followed by a peculiar faint blip.
Samantha Kirstin had applied for the sleep-research program because she needed the money. She had lied about her pregnancy on the application form because she knew the truth would disqualify her from the relatively easy program--a simple sleep watch to monitor her REM activity and her brain waves and channel them into the hospital computer. She had chosen not to marry and her sole income-her graduate fellowship-would not cover the baby's expenses. She needed this job. But from the very first session, something is set in motion that could lead to Samantha Kirstin's horrifying demise.
This is the story of a pregnant woman.
This is the story of a sleep research scientist who falls in love with her.
And this is the story of the most sophisticated computer in the country.
The Unborn is a tale that gets to the very root of our fears about computer intelligence and the technological manipulation of mankind. David Shobin has combined the best elements of Michael Crichton's and Stephen Kings's work in a spellbinding first novel.« less