Diffusion - Stan C. Smith


By Stan C. Smith

  • Release Date: 2015-07-31
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 85 Ratings


What would you sacrifice to bring to light the greatest discovery in human history?

Quentin Darnell was only a boy when his anthropologist parents by a professional failure so crushing it led to his father's suicide. Now a schoolteacher, Quentin is looking for answers that can only in the wild terrains of Indonesian Papua, where years ago his parents studied an isolated aboriginal tribe.

Quentin leads his wife, son, and six students on a field trip to experience Papua's pristine tropical forests. When their plane tragically crashes in the wilderness, Quentin becomes trapped in a vicious fight to protect the ones he loves.

Just as resources and hope run out, several mysterious tribesmen appear, bearing a substance with extraordinary healing properties. The material promises to benefit all of humanity. But it's much more than medicine. It creates creatures unknown to science. And it brings to life what should remain dead—including Quentin's own son, Addison.

Logic and sanity unravel. Addison speaks a new language. He knows things he shouldn't. And he's a killer.

For the others to escape, Quentin must face a decision no parent should have to make.


  • Diffusion

    By Old Coqui
    Interesting story line, but a little slow. Overall well written.
  • Best iBook I’ve read in a while

    By NormalCommenter
    Really good. I couldn’t put it down at some points. Really want to read the next one.
  • Raw and authentic

    By Jbri18
    This writing style is very easily understood yet keeps you entertained throughout the entire book. It’s based in reality so it’s very easy to imagine the stage and setting portrayed by the author yet it’s still exciting to imagine the fantastic imagery portrayed. Has almost a modern day stranger things vibe to it and would highly recommend to my younger cousins as well as my older relatives. Wonderful book! Read it pretty much every available minute I had until I was done, thirsty for more. Enjoy!
  • Page turner!

    By jdkc74
    Interesting concept. Kept me up all night reading. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

    By Lisa Bateman
    What can I say? Words are not enough to express how much I enjoyed this book. If you like adventure and the outdoors, this is for you. Imagine being on a plane over the jungle and it crashing! You, along with your family and a few others survive. This is what happens to one couple, along with the students that are traveling with them. They meet a tribe that has never had contact with the outside world except for a few men. Just think what people in the jungle would think of us and modern stuff. Not only would we affect them but we would also be affected. We could also pass along certain diseases they haven’t been vaccinated for. But this isn’t what happens in this story. There are magical things out there that can’t be explained. These Americans also meet a man who once lived centuries ago. Strange things seem to happen in this jungle. There’s something that can’t be explained. I loved how this really brought nature up close and personal. I’ve always wanted to go to the jungle, but now it also seems a little creepy. I loved all the characters and felt great sorrow when a few passed away.