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Darwin's Radio

(1999)
(The first book in the Darwin series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Greg Bear's powerfully written, brilliantly inventive novels combine cutting-edge science and unforgettable characters, illuminating dazzling new technologies -- and their dangers. Now, in Darwin's Radio, Bear draws on state-of-the-art biological and anthropological research to give us an ingeniously plotted thriller that questions everything we believe about human origins and destiny -- as civilization confronts the next terrifying step in evolution.
A mass grave in Russia that conceals the mummified remains of two women, both with child -- and the conspiracy to keep it secret... a major discovery high in the Alps: the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family -- the newborn infant possessing disturbing characteristics... a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women, resulting in miscarriage. Three disparate facts that will converge into one science-shattering truth.
Molecular biologist Kaye Lang, a specialist in retroviruses, believes that ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans can again come to life. But her theory soon becomes 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. The 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, along with anthropologist Mitch Rafelson, 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.


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October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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August 1999 : USA Hardback
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May 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Darwin's Radio
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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2003 : USA Paperback
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July 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Darwin's Radio
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Audio Editions

July 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Darwin's Radio
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July 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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February 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Darwin's Radio: In the Next Stage of Evolution, Human Are History
Author(s): Greg Bear, George Guidall
ISBN: 0-7887-4087-3 / 978-0-7887-4087-9 (USA edition)
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2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Darwin's Radio
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ISBN: 1-4193-6537-1 / 978-1-4193-6537-9 (USA edition)
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2000 : USA Audio CD

Title: Darwin's Radio: In the Next Stage of Evolution, Human Are History {Unabridged} {Audio} {Cd}
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-7887-4748-7 / 978-0-7887-4748-9 (USA edition)
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December 1999 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Darwin's Radio
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Publisher: Phoenix Books
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December 1999 : Canada Audio edition
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August 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Darwin's Radio
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ISBN: 0-7871-2255-6 / 978-0-7871-2255-3 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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March 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Darwin's Radio: A Novel
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