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Greg Bear has spent much of his recent career evoking awe in the deep reaches of space, but he made his name with Blood Music, a novel of nanotechnology that crackled with intelligence. His new book is a workout for the mind and a stunning read; human malignancy has its role in his thriller plot, but its real villain, as well as its last best hope, is the endless ingenious cruelty of the natural world and evolution. --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The story moves--the problem is that the characters, such as they are, are not very believable.
There's actually a glossary of terms from molecular biology, as if this book was based on science rather than just using the jargon for window dressing.
It's like the story just gets lost and it ends abruptly, then Bear just started typing randomly with no ideas of where the story is going.
I almost never fail to complete reading a book once I've started. This book was soooo slooooow in the middle that I had to give up.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic feat of storytelling and theoretical postulations about the 'next great leap' for mankind. Read morePublished 27 days ago by donsabai
This book is challenging in many ways. The writing is very good and Bear doesn't lose sight of the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy l Wigren
I have read s.f. for sixty years and have say that Darwin's radio ranks as one of best reads ever.Published 2 months ago by thomas a shriver
This is a challenging and thought-provoking book. I bought this for a friend who I knew would enjoy it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia D. Mail
The plot concerns strange happenings to human DNA causing strange and frightening changes in human babies. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Albert
An excellent read, very interesting plot. This book will keep you engaged.Published 4 months ago by Luke Thompson
Great on the re-read, I didn't remember quite so much science lingo, though, from the first time around when I read it several years back. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Annie M.
I don't read much SF. A friend mentioned listening to this as an audio book, and it jogged my memory about this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bard of Calandra