- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (June 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307591018
- ISBN-13: 978-0307591012
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 300 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ancestor: A Novel Paperback – June 7, 2011
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“A tremendously entertaining horror novel…the premise is thought-provoking, Sigler populates the novel with a lively cast of characters (unlike many thrillers, the heroes are as interesting as the villains), and the action is virtually nonstop—and, at times, quite graphic. If you combined Michael Crichton’s scientific exploration with Matthew Reilly’s lightning-fast pace and colorful characters, you might get something that feels like this book, which, incidentally, would make a great movie.”--Booklist
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SCOTT SIGLER is a popular podcaster and the New York Times bestselling author of Contagious and Infected. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog.
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I just want to point out a disappointment. I truly was interested in reading the rest of this authors works but they are sooo expensive. I just can't justify spending $12 or MORE on an ebook. Everyone is entitled to make a living but Amazon is loaded with talented writers from FREE to $2.99. So I'm afraid I will need to take a pass.
Ancestor tells the story of a good idea gone bad - TERRIBLY BAD! Although the creatures are the stuff of nightmares - and believe me, I'll never look at a cow the same way again - the really scary thing is that at its roots, the story is not all science "fiction". Let's just hope the genius genetic scientists that are messing with DNA read this book before it's too late!
If you don't already know, Scott Sigler releases all his books as free podcasts (which you can subscribe to on iTunes). I was lucky enough to hear the original podcast version of Ancestor in its entirety after it was released. In a way, it was a good thing for me that I was turned on to Scott Sigler later in his career as I was able to listen to the entire podcast at my own pace - breakneck! The story was just that good!
And now, Mr. Sigler, or Future Dark Overlord as he's known to his rabid fans - who call themselves Junkies - has gone and taken the story and made it all that much better. It's been updated so that some of the minor references and more important technological advances are current for 2010 and it's sleeker, scarier and more fast-paced than ever before.
If you like sci-fi, horror, thrillers, medical dramas, blood and guts and non-stop action then this story is for you. So pre-order it now, and while you're waiting, I suggest you become a registered Junkie on scottsigler.com where you can find and listen to Nocturnal (my personal Sigler favorite), Infected, Contagious, Earthcore, The Rookie and all of the other free Sigler content there. And soon you'll find that you are a Junkie too!
I loved the characters in the story and the personalities he has given them. The storyline is a great blend of science and business where you can see the greed of major business taking shortcuts with genetic engineering safety to gain a major market share by getting to market first. The premise is scary and he does a good job of spinning a story that should be at the top of anyone's chart of books to read if they love horror, sci-fi and suspense novels.
Genetic research leads to the development of scary monsters and the good and bad guys fight it out to see who survives and the fate of the project and creatures. You will love this book, it is a page turner that you cannot put down.