A Genetic Experiment Gone Wrong Produces A Tiny Pink Worm That Matures Into A Beautiful Woman Whose Superhuman Powers Propel Her Toward A Unique Destiny. I read this around 1987 or so, borrowed it from my Lit Professor I recall it being mostly a decent story, but honestly a pretty forgettable read It s okay while you re reading, but its not the sort of story that stays with you for years. I was going to give this mediocre book 3 stars, but the bad ending knocked it down to two. I would have given itstars, except part of the story hinged on the identity of a Soviet spy I think an editing writing mistake revealed who she was before it was supposed to without accusing the author of plagiarism, partly because I don t know the relative dates of publishing it struck me immediately as a cross between Stephen King s The Mist and a Dean Koontz book about genetic engineering I wanted a couple of the characters to have stayed alive, or explored a littleof their I would have given itstars, except part of the story hinged on the identity of a Soviet spy I think an editing writing mistake revealed who she was before it was supposed to without accusing the author of plagiarism, par
This is not a run of the mill science fiction novel It s science genetics , but alsoespionage thriller, in one sense, than sci fi, and has little futuristic about it But, what if a good virus could be found that wou
I have mixed emotions about this book It was slow at first then you get really close to the two main characters thenIf you don t like Sci fi don t botherI like believable sci fi which this one had at first and then it went way out in left field Its an OK read. A research lab is working on a bio engineered weapon to top all weapons One man is working against them Then something goes wrong and the only man that can try to solve the mystery is that man 19s brother Good old sci fi story 26 Would have been a five, but the ending was a bit syrupy Firechild 1986 generates a rhetoric of Transcendence very much in the fashion of the 1980s out of developments in Biology.
- Jack Williamson
- 15 November 2017 Jack Williamson