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Genetic manipulation, murder, intrigue and politics are just part of the story of a young scientist in this substantial book. C. J. Cherryh, who won the 1989 Hugo Award for this novel, following on her Hugo Award-winning Downbelow Station, offers another ambitious work. A geneticist is murdered by an adviser, but the scientist is replicated in the lab, leaving a prodigy who attempts to chart a different fate. The book is intense and complex yet always presented with the flow of true storytelling.
A brilliant young scientist rises to power on Cyteen, haunted by the knowledge that her predecessorand genetic duplicatedied at the hands of one of her trusted advisors. Murder, politics, and genetic manipulation provide the framework for the latest Union-Alliance novel by the author of Downbelow Station. Cherryh's talent for intense, literate storytelling maintains interest throughout this long, complex novel. Highly recommended. JC
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Warning: To get the "most" out of this great but demanding work, first read Downbelow Station and 40,000 in Gehenna! Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Frost
I enjoy reading science fiction. I did not enjoy this book. My son bought me the book and I carried it around on vacation for two years before getting serious about reading it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Lindberg
Were I to draw up a list of All Time Classics of Science Fiction, "Cyteen" would be in the top ten.
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I have read this book several times over. I love the complexity of the relationships, and I feel stressed along with the characters as they come into conflict with each other. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
A regular little murder mystery among other things. I thought the build up and the conclusion were well tied together.Published 20 months ago by G. Serjak
Might not hold its age as well as other books set in the Alliance/Union universe. More of a psychological drama about the abuse of power and the trauma of its victims-- the book... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Bruce
Cyteen is the story of a group of people who create people. These created people (called azi in the story) are controlled by psychological manipulation throughout their lives,... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Robert C. Monsen