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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.
An excellent read, very interesting plot. This book will keep you engaged.Published 20 days 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 22 days 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 25 days ago by Bard of Calandra
Very interesting idea. Friends are getting tired of my talking about it.Published 1 month ago by DCM
not too technical but just enough. love how the book flowed. only problem is that the end happened quite fast in relation to the rest of the novel, cant wait to read the second... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tempal
A detailed scientific description of what could be possible plus an clearly written tension driven story about plausible characters, it was worth looking up the biological... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wight
While I give full credit to Greg Bear for one of the best sci-fi themes drawn from genetics, the more so I am saddened by the uninspired and bloated story, abundant in characters... Read morePublished 2 months ago by mirocal