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In the 22nd century, humankind has colonized the solar system. Starflight is possible but hugely expensive, so humakind's efforts are focussed on Isis, the one nearby Earthlike world. Isis is verdant, Edenic, rich with complex DNA-based plant and animal life. And every molecule of Isian life is spectacularly toxic to human beings. The entire planet is a permanent Level Four Hot Zone.

Despite that, Isis is the most interesting discovery of the millennium: a parallel biology with lessons to teach us about our own nature. It's also the hardest of hardship posts, the loneliest place in the universe.

Zoe Fisher was born to explore Isis. Literally. Cloned and genetically engineered by a faction within the hothouse politics of Earth, Zoe is optimized to face Isis's terrors. Now at last Zoe has arrived on Isis. But there are secrets implanted within her that not even she suspects--and the planet itself has secrets that will change our understanding of life in the universe.

Bursting with ideas, replete with human insight, Bios is science fiction in the grand tradition: a novel of bravery, exploration, and discovery in a universe charged with awe.

Synopsis:

From the author of the Hugo-nominated "Darwina" comes "another triumph from one of the most amazing authors writing science fiction today" ("Rocky Mountain News"). A genetically engineered human faces the terrors of exploring a new planet that is toxic to humans--a planet whose secrets will change humanity's understanding of the universe.

About the Author

Robert Charles Wilson was born in California and grew up in Canada. He is the author of many acclaimed SF novels, including A Hidden Place, The Divide, Gypsies, Bios, Darwinia, and The Chronoliths. His work has won the John W. Campbell Award, the Aurora Award, and two Philip K. Dick Awards. He lives near Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812575743
Author:
Wilson, Robert Charles
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction/Genetic Engineering
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20001115
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.75x4.13x.62 in. .26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of the Hugo-nominated "Darwina" comes "another triumph from one of the most amazing authors writing science fiction today" ("Rocky Mountain News"). A genetically engineered human faces the terrors of exploring a new planet that is toxic to humans--a planet whose secrets will change humanity's understanding of the universe.
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