THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR THE PLAYERS OF THE CHROMOSOME GAME
THE PRIZE: THE SURVIVAL OF THEIR SPECIES.
'It's hard, fast, suspenseful - the pace will make you sweat' THE TRIBUNE
This is Futureworld, which twentieth century scientists had planned for so desperately in horrifying circumstances.
On the outside is a ruined landscape where nature has both suffered and evolved. The world has become a barren wasteland.
Has the history of mankind been erased forever? Or has earth been abandoned?
Whilst others look on, the terrifying aftermath of mortal life in an alternate dimension plays out and a universal order comes to light...
Meanwhile, a preserved vision lies in wait. Carefully selected human DNA conserved in gene banks is the only legacy of a disturbing and volatile experiment.
This may be the only chance they have left - but can anything be reconstructed or salvaged?
Trell, Kelda, Eagle and Krand form part of a chosen group to investigate. The stakes have never been higher, and the clock is ticking towards the final doom of the human race...
The Chromosome Game is another gripping techno thriller from Christopher Hodder-Williams, set in the eerie void of the Futureworld - a dark, dystopian vision of the world as it may soon become.
Praise for Christopher Hodder-Williams:
'It is fast-moving, at times almost bafflingly so, and has this author's customary display of technical expertise.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Utterly credible and applicable to the whole community.' DAILY EXPRESS
'Both humanly and scientifically plausible. Read and be scared' THE SUN
'Transfixed me throughout. It's hard, fast, suspenseful ... ' TRIBUNE
'Horribly fascinating - and as disconcerting as LSD' SUNDAY TIMES
'Christopher Hodder-Williams writes science fiction in that too rare Wellsian sense of solidly worked-out fiction exploring solidly worked-out science.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'One of those writers on whom critics have lavished almost every word of praise possible.' RADIO TWO
'... secures for its author a comfortable place among the best catastrophe writers - Verne, Wyndham and Wells.' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
'Scathing exposure of psycho-surgery ... A novel with an acute contemporary theme.' BOOKS AND BOOKMEN
'Tortuous enough to send you round the Mobius twist ... ' NEW STATESMAN
'It's a gripping tale, well told, that holds you right to the end, and leaves you with the memory of its disturbing implications.' BIRMINGHAM POST
Christopher Hodder-Williams was an English writer, mainly of science fiction, but he wrote novels about aviation and espionage as well. Before his career in writing, Hodder-Williams joined the army in 1944, and served in the Middle East and lived in Kenya and New York, later settling in the UK. Many of his books are early examples of what would later be called techno-thrillers. He also worked as a composer and lyricist, and wrote numerous plays for television.
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Used availability for Christopher Hodder-Williams's Chromosome Game
June 1984 : UK Paperback
January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition