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The Life of Dogs Paperback – November 3, 2011
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Bethany W. Pope is an LBA award winning author, poet and a graduate of Aberystwyth University's Creative Writing PhD program.
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The novel leaps unhindered by time to a future so distant that the most effort that man has to undertake is moving his own mass while the replicating device, the "E/M C," takes recycling to the extreme and feeds him back his waste in any form he wishes, including the monkey foetus in lemon sauce. For those scandalized by the death of such an animal for a gormet dish, this is merely replicated into non-life from a molecular recipe. Like anything produced by these machines, "it lacked not only the second breath, but also the first."
This apocalyptic vision echoes Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, the series StarTrek, and other gems of science fiction while the truest poetry lies, as is only fitting, in the descriptions of the past, when life and death spiral through time toward this alarming but not yet inevitable future.