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Darwin's Children
Darwin's Children
Author: Greg Bear
Greg Bear’s Nebula Award–winning novel, Darwin’s Radio, painted a chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolution—one that would alter our species forever. Now Bear continues his provocative tale of the human race confronted by an uncertain future, where “survival of the fittest...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002257329
ISBN-10: 0002257327
Publication Date: 6/2/2003
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3 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Interesting concepts about human genetics and evolution, and our attitudes about them. Presented as interestingly as a government memo. Dull and lifeless writing from beginning to end. I never cared about any of the characters, even the children, for which I feel guilty. Starts flat, and then finally fizzles out altogether.
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In this masterful sequel to his Nebula Award-winning Darwin's Radio, Bear takes us into a near future forever changed by the birth of millions of genetically enhanced babies to mothers infected with the SHEVA virus. These children may represent the next great evolutionary leap, but some fear their appearance rings a death knell for traditional humanity. Geneticist Kaye Lang, archeologist Mitch Rafelson and their daughter, Stella Nova, have been hiding from an increasingly repressive U.S. government that wants to put the so-called "virus children" in what are essentially concentration camps. Eventually, the family is captured, and when Mitch resists he's arrested on a trumped-up charge of assaulting a federal officer. In later years, Kaye returns to genetics and Mitch, once he's out of jail, to archeology, but neither gives up hope of finding and freeing their daughter. Meanwhile, Stella, imprisoned but surrounded by her own kind, begins to explore the full significance of what it means to be post-human. Though cast in a thriller mode, like much of Bear's recent work, this novel may contain too much complex discussion of evolutionary genetics to appeal to Michael Crichton or Robin Cook fans. Nonetheless, Bear's sure sense of character, his fluid prose style and the fascinating culture his "Shevite" children begin to develop all make for serious SF of the highest order.
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Awesome, kinda frightening in a realistic sense...
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Sequel to Darwin's Radio. 11 years after the leap of evolution where a new breed of children have been born.

Not as good as Darwin's Radio, however a good read
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