Book Reviews of Chimera

Author: Will Shetterly
ISBN-13: 9780312875435
ISBN-10: 0312875436
Publication Date: 6/2/2001
Pages: 285
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I admire this author and this is my favorite book of his.
From the back cover:
" Sleuthing noir in a grim near-future of genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence."
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A very enjoyable light read - an adventure/mystery set in a cyberpunk-y near future where gene-spliced hybrid human/animals have become an underclass. I felt like it would make a fun movie.
A beautiful part-cat woman pressures a hard-boiled gambling detective to take her on as a client. Her patron, an activist and scientist in favor of 'chimera' rights, has been murdered - and she could be framed for the crime.
While I liked reading it, I don't feel like it's one of those stories that will stick with me forever...

And, sorry, but I have got to bitch about the cover art. Does the woman on that cover look to you like she has "Mayan cheekbones, a wide nose, and copper-colored skin"? Not to me she doesn't. For that matter, she's not wearing a "short" jumpsuit either, although it IS iridescent green, and her boots are sort of silver, as described in the book.
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A dark new vision of the future of gene-splicing and artificial intelligence.