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Darwin's Children

(2001)
(The second book in the Darwin series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
In Greg Bear's stunning new thriller, nature is more of a bitch goddess than a kindly mother, and evolution is no longer just a theory - it's an urgent and dangerous fact. In DARWIN'S CHILDREN, human society is about to get a complete makeover. A new kind of humanity is growing up. Some call them the Virus Children. They are special children, equipped with significant natural upgrades that allow them to communicate and socialize in ways we can hardly imagine, or resist. Charming, gentle, persuasive, beautiful... in them can be seen a future that may make all of human history until now seem clumsy and brutal. As products of an extraordinary evolutionary event called SHEVA that swept through the population like a contagious disease over a decade ago, they carry ancient viruses that could cause our extinction, viruses that may be triggered at any moment by stress, anger... or puberty. The new children are being methodically rounded up and sequestered in special schools where they are studied, measured and biopsied. Stella Nova, the daughter of Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson, is one of them. She is driven by instinct to be with her own kind, to establish a new kind of social order and discover her potential. Kaye and Mitch wish to protect her, but to do so, they must keep her isolated, stifled in a blanket of security that they all know must eventually be lifted. Despite their best efforts, Kaye, Mitch, and Stella are tracked by security forces that could break them apart as a family. The new children must be controlled, these forces believe; and the time may come when both species must either separate, or engage in outright war. In DARWIN'S CHILDREN, human society is about to get a complete makeover, and who will win is anyone's guess. For, as Kaye Lang discovers, silence is also a signal...

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 1-4352-9060-7 / 978-1-4352-9060-0 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Turtleback

Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-606-30500-9 / 978-0-606-30500-6 (USA edition)
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March 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Darwin's Children
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ISBN: 0-00-225732-7 / 978-0-00-225732-9 (UK edition)
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-345-44835-9 / 978-0-345-44835-4 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-00-713238-7 / 978-0-00-713238-6 (UK edition)
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-00-733522-9 / 978-0-00-733522-0 (UK edition)
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June 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-345-44836-7 / 978-0-345-44836-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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June 2003 : UK Paperback

Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-00-716101-8 / 978-0-00-716101-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

March 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
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April 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Darwin's Children
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April 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-7393-0234-5 / 978-0-7393-0234-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Darwin's Children
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-7366-8967-2 / 978-0-7366-8967-0 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Darwin's Children
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March 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Darwin's Children (Bear, Greg)
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