By Greg Bear
A compelling novel of science run amok, based on the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novelette.
In the tradition of the greatest cyberpunk novels, Blood Music explores the imminent destruction of mankind and the fear of mass destruction by technological advancements.
Blood Music follows present-day events in which the fears concerning the nuclear annihilation of the world subsided after the Cold War and the fear of chemical warfare spilled over into the empty void of nuclear fear. An amazing breakthrough in genetic engineering made by Vergil Ulam is considered too dangerous for further research, but rather than destroy his work, he injects himself with his creation and walks out of his lab, unaware of just quite how his actions will change the world.
Author Greg Bear's treatment of the traditional tale of scientific hubris is both suspenseful and a compelling portrait of a new intelligence emerging amongst us, irrevocably changing our world.
Greg Bear (1951 - )
Gregory Dale Bear was born in San Francisco in 1951 and is regarded as one of the world's leading hard SF authors. He sold his first short story, at the age of fifteen, to Robert Lowndes's Famous Science Fiction, and began to write full time in 1975, since which time he has produced a body of work of huge significance and influence to the science fiction canon. He is the winner of 5 Nebulas and 2 Hugos, amongst many other awards, and is regarded as one of the natural successors to Olaf Stapledon and Arthur C. Clarke. A full-time writer, he lives in Washington State with his family. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear, daughter of award-winning SF writer, the late Poul Anderson.
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12 Dec 2011
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