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Darwin's Radio
Darwin's Radio
Author: Greg Bear
A 2000 HUGO AWARD NOMINEE — Greg Bear's powerfully written, brilliantly inventive novels combine cutting-edge science and unforgettable characters, illuminating dazzling new technologies--and their dangers. Now, in Darwin's Radio, Bear draws on state-of-the-art biological and anthropological research to give us an ingeniously plotted thriller tha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345459817
ISBN-10: 0345459814
Publication Date: 3/4/2003
Pages: 448
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  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A fast-paced, page-turning sci-fi/medical thriller, with an acknowledged nod to Robin Cook's "Outbreak." However, the interesting (although improbable) scientific ideas in the book lift it above the run-of the-mill bestseller.
An unusual discovery is made - two Neandertal mummies, with a seemingly normal, Homo Sapiens infant. Is the child theirs?
Meanwhile, a new transmissible retrovirus is discovered - although it might seem to be nothing more than a cold, one of its side effects in pregnant women seems to be miscarriage. Mitch - an anthropological archaeologist with a dubious reputation, and Kaye, a rising star in the field of genetics, are brought together by an unexpected correlation between the ancient discovery and the modern virus. What seems to be a disease may not be that at all - but a major jump in the evolution of the species.
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Interesting Book, I lost interest about 3/4 through though. I think I stopped liking the main character. Not my favorite Bear.
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Incredible re-imagining of evolution and genetic biology.

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