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Channeling Cleopatra
Channeling Cleopatra
Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Powerful. Beautiful. Seductive. Cleopatra had it all. And soon any woman will be able to share her secrets, her wiles, her ways with men - for a price. Genetic research has advanced to the stage of "blending," the transplantation of cellular memory from donor DNA. — Forensic anthropologist Leda Hubbard embarks on a journey to Alexandria, Egypt to...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780441010219
ISBN-10: 0441010210
Publication Date: 5/27/2003
Pages: 256
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3.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Forget Dolly the sheep: genetic engineering goes for the gold and takes on historical figures namely Cleopatra in a process that is not quite cloning and not quite the channeling of the title of this light fantasy from Nebula Award-winner Scarborough. The geniuses at Nucor company have perfected a computer-based program that can insert DNA from one person into another, thereby giving the second person the personality and thoughts of the first. It even works on the DNA of people long dead thus the DNA of the famed queen is the target of the archeological quest driving this story. Leda Hubbard, a closet Egyptologist and lover of antiquities whose day job is in forensic sciences, gets involved in a semi-shady assignment for Nucor to find Cleopatra's remains so her DNA can be injected into a wealthy client. Leda doesn't particularly approve of the channeling process, but getting to go on an archeological dig is the thrill of a lifetime. In the course of her adventures, she experiences a natural disaster, gets kidnapped and ends up taking Cleopatra on as an internal passenger.
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Helpful Score: 3
Since i'm interested in Egyptian history, this was a very interesting book for me to read. I've read it about 5 times, and I might end up reading it again
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Helpful Score: 2
What would you give if you could be powerful, beautiful, seductive, irresistable . . . If you could channel Cleopatra? Well, a lot of people would like to do just that now that the technique for doing so has been developed.
But there's a snag---Certain nefarious people want to do the same thing, to gain Cleopatra's knowledge of where ancient treasures are located---and they're not going to let ANYTHING stand in their way!

If you like this book, there is fascinating collection of short stories--take offs on this original novel--called PAST LIVES, PRESENT TENSE.
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Helpful Score: 2
It was an interesting read. The ending wrapped up a bit too perfectly for me, but I don't want my reading time back.
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