“Seamlessly blending elements of science fiction and mystery, Unger’s latest revolves around a virtual-reality pilot who, after her navigator dies while they’re working on a high-profile project, sets out to avenge his death and understand the bizarre circumstances surrounding the failed mission.”
"Recommended for fans of technothrillers and those who appreciate a strong lead character navigating readers through the technical bits."
"This debut novel is recommended for fans of Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon (2003) and Martha Wells’ Murderbot series, as well as for readers who like their cutting-edge technology with a bit of danger on the side."
“I picked up Nucleation expecting a standard space opera. What I got was a thriller that kept me occupied for days.”
"Rest assured, Kimberly Unger has found a way to make piloting space vehicles via virtual reality interesting, compelling, with the requisite “stakes” high enough to maintain our interest.”
“I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any fan of cyberpunk mixed with a little space opera.”
“Immersive and detailed SF and tech elements with the virtual reality gear that really shows the strength of the author’s knowledge and lines of invention.”
“Nucleation is an intelligently written story that manages to combine a number of serious scientific concepts with sociological ones as well.”
“With NUCLEATION, Kimberly Unger offers a richly detailed, thought-provoking peek into our not-so distant future and a mind-blowing means of taking us to the stars, but are we prepared for what awaits us out there?”
Dayton Ward, author of Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual
“In technology we so often look to science fiction for inspiration. Kimberly Unger is the rare author with a foot in both worlds and it shows as she gives a thrilling glimpse into the future with NUCLEATION.”
Andrew Bosworth, Vice President of Augmented and Virtual Reality, Facebook