Darwin's Radio (Darwin's Radio #1)
A 2000 HUGO AWARD NOMINEEAncient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans wait like sleeping dragons to wake and infect again--or so molecular biologist Kaye Lang believes. And now it looks as if her controversial theory is in fact chilling reality. For Christopher Dicken, a "virus hunter" at the... show more
A 2000 HUGO AWARD NOMINEEAncient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans wait like sleeping dragons to wake and infect again--or so molecular biologist Kaye Lang believes. And now it looks as if her controversial theory is in fact chilling reality. For Christopher Dicken, a "virus hunter" at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, has pursued an elusive flu-like disease that strikes down expectant mothers and their offspring. Then a major discovery high in the Alps --the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family--reveals a shocking link: something that has slept in our genes for millions of years is waking up. Now, as the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solve--an evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race . . . if a future exists at all.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 5th 2000
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 538
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Hard Science Fiction
Series: Darwin's Radio (#1)
An ancient virus turns out to be the triggering mechanism for a worldwide speciation event, signaling the next stage in human evolution. Against a backdrop of official denial and misinterpretation, a handful of scientists work to bring the truth to light. This literary disaster won the 2000 Nebula A...
The first time I read this I felt horrified and dazed for weeks. I still consider this a masterpiece of horror/sci-fi. The characters are somewhat memorable, but more memorable is their pain; indeed, the pain of the whole world was felt in the back of my mouth, preparing it rise up from my stomach, ...
So I keep on reading Bear novels, feeling disappointed, waiting a while, then rinse and repeat.This time I've clarified why I am so ambivalent about this guy: he has fascinating ideas then writes dull books about them. The premise here is an extreme example. Our "junk" DNA turns out to be a collecti...
Reseña de Fantasía MágicaEl argumento promete mucho, y de hecho es muy atrapante en el comienzo. Es diferente. Tiene intriga, misterio, suspenso, un poco de ciencia ficción que no parece tan ciencia ficción...... y entonces empieza la parte complicada.Para leer este libro es necesario tener conocimi...
Easy to read, unless for some genetic explanations. I liked it better than I expected when I started reading it, as the first part of the book was too long sometimes for me. Found the story interesting but... From my point of view, Bear portrays the characters as stereotypes in certain times. A bi...
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