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Darwin's Radio

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Publisher Comments:

Ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans wait like sleeping dragons to wake and infect again — or so molecular biologist Kaye Lang believes. And now it looks as if her controversial theory is in fact chilling reality. For Christopher Dicken, a "virus hunter" at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, has pursued an elusive flu-like disease that strikes down expectant mothers and their offspring. Then a major discovery high in the Alps — the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family — reveals a shocking link: something that has slept in our genes for millions of years is waking up.

Now, as the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solve — an evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race...if a future exists at all.

Review:

"[R]iveting....Centered on well-developed, highly believable figures who are working scientists and full-fledged human beings, this fine novel is sure to please anyone who appreciates literate, state-of-the-art SF." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"Absorbing and ingenious, but despite Bear's helpful afterword and glossary you'll need to be biologically literate to follow the argument." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Bear is one of our very best, and most innovative, speculative writers." New York Daily News

Review:

"Darwin's Radio delivers the kind of narrative kick that distinguishes such novels as Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End and John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"WOW! What a splendid (scary) notion: a human upgrade! What a superb plot! Darwin's Radio is bloody damned good." Anne McCaffrey

Review:

"[O]ne of the most intelligent and original thrillers of recent years....[A]ll this is worked out with the kind of inevitability of a good scientific investigation..." Gary K. Wolfe, Locus

Review:

"Darwin's Radio is far superior to other recent thrillers on similar themes...not only because Bear creates fuller, more realistic characters and situations, but also because Bear understands the science behind his ideas more deeply." Robert Killheffer, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine

Review:

"Darwin's Radio scores a high rating on the thrill monitor." Birmingham Post (England)

Synopsis:

"Virus hunter" Christopher Dicken is a man on a mission, following a trail of rumors, government cover-ups, and dead bodies around the globe in search of a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women and invariably results in miscarriage.

About the Author

Greg Bear is the author of twenty-four books, which have been translated into a dozen languages. He has been awarded two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction. He was called the "best working writer of hard science fiction" by The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. He lives in Lynwood, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345459817
Author:
Bear, Greg
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Virus diseases
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Retroviruses
Subject:
Viruses
Subject:
Biologists
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
DNA viruses.
Subject:
Women molecular biologists.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Pbk
Publication Date:
March 4, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.04x6.40x1.00 in. 1.01 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345459817 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[R]iveting....Centered on well-developed, highly believable figures who are working scientists and full-fledged human beings, this fine novel is sure to please anyone who appreciates literate, state-of-the-art SF."
"Review" by , "Absorbing and ingenious, but despite Bear's helpful afterword and glossary you'll need to be biologically literate to follow the argument."
"Review" by , "Bear is one of our very best, and most innovative, speculative writers."
"Review" by , "Darwin's Radio delivers the kind of narrative kick that distinguishes such novels as Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End and John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos."
"Review" by , "WOW! What a splendid (scary) notion: a human upgrade! What a superb plot! Darwin's Radio is bloody damned good."
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the most intelligent and original thrillers of recent years....[A]ll this is worked out with the kind of inevitability of a good scientific investigation..."
"Review" by , "Darwin's Radio is far superior to other recent thrillers on similar themes...not only because Bear creates fuller, more realistic characters and situations, but also because Bear understands the science behind his ideas more deeply."
"Review" by , "Darwin's Radio scores a high rating on the thrill monitor."
"Synopsis" by , "Virus hunter" Christopher Dicken is a man on a mission, following a trail of rumors, government cover-ups, and dead bodies around the globe in search of a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women and invariably results in miscarriage.
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