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They is Us & The Year of the Flood


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Initial post: Aug 20, 2009 2:26:22 PM PDT
Jason Kunz says:
Obviously I haven't had a chance to read The Year of the Flood, but I have read Tama Janowitz's They Are Us (available in hardback at Amazon.uk for months already and available for pre-order at this site now) and if these reviews are accurate the similarities are remarkable. What are the chances two writers would invent mutant pig/man creatures in labs of the future? Anyway, They Are Us is great.

Posted on Sep 8, 2009 6:18:32 AM PDT
Pretty good actually, since there are already pig/human chimeras being created: http://news.scotsman.com/uk/Pigs-to-be-bred-for.4467215.jp

Posted on Sep 27, 2009 3:55:56 PM PDT
CDaniels says:
Atwood introduced pigs "enhanced" with human DNA in 2003 in "Oryx and Crake," and hers are directly inspired on the real-life genetic experiments mentioned above. Janowitz's 2009 book is titled (purposely ungrammatical) "They IS Us."
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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (Paperback - July 27, 2010)
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