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Menachem's Seed

(1997)
(The third book in the Science-in-Fiction series)
A novel by

 
 
In this compelling new novel Carl Djerassi moves beyond the familiar worlds of laboratory and home to investigate the "tribal culture" of the international science community. The novel's backdrop is a series of conferences, based on the Nobel Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, where jet-setting scientists gather to discuss the global implications of their discoveries. In this setting a man and a woman meet and become lovers. Menachem Dvir, a fiftyish Israeli nuclear engineer, is a married man rendered sterile by his exposure to radiation; Melanie Laidlaw, the American director of a foundation supporting research in reproductive biology, is the childless widow of a prominent scientist. Now in her late thirties, Laidlaw concocts a scheme to steal her lover's sperm in order to determine whether it is suitable for ICSI - a revolutionary development of the early 1990s involving injection of a single sperm into an egg for the treatment of male infertility and fully documented in this novel. What happens next is pure Djerassi - an unpredictable and thrilling page-turner.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Menachem's Seed: A Novel
Author(s): Carl Djerassi
ISBN: 0-8203-1925-2 / 978-0-8203-1925-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
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Paperback Editions

September 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Menachem's Seed
Author(s): Carl Djerassi
ISBN: 0-14-027794-3 / 978-0-14-027794-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

December 1999 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Menachem's Seed: Science-in-Fiction
Author(s): Carl Djerassi
Publisher: Stanford Audio
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December 1999 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Menachem's Seed: Science-in-Fiction
Author(s): Carl Djerassi
Publisher: Stanford Audio
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December 1999 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Menachem's Seed: Science-in-Fiction
Author(s): Carl Djerassi
Publisher: Stanford Audio
Availability: Amazon UK