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Genesis Alpha

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Josh worships his older brother, Max. They look alike, they talk alike, and they both have the same interests, including their favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Genesis Alpha. But Josh and Max have an even deeper connection. Because Josh was born for a reason. It was Josh's stem cells, harvested when Josh was newly born, that saved his dying older brother's life.

Now that same beloved older brother is arrested, accused of the brutal murder of a teenage girl. Josh is bewildered. Is Max really a monster, or is all of this a terrible mistake? And if the worst is true and Max is guilty, does that mean Josh is guilty too? After all, Max wouldn't exist without him. But this is only the beginning. Before long, Josh will come to a number of searing revelations -- revelations that have dire implications not only for Max's future, but for Josh's as well.

Rune Michaels explodes onto the teen literature scene with this gripping, chilling debut -- a compelling picture of the intersection where science, family, and morality collide.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Dark, dangerous and utterly riveting." - Kenneth Oppel


Used availability for Rune Michaels's Genesis Alpha

Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
ISBN: 1-4169-1886-8 / 978-1-4169-1886-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
ISBN: 1-4169-4234-3 / 978-1-4169-4234-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
ISBN: 1-4287-4620-X / 978-1-4287-4620-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
ISBN: 1-4169-6500-9 / 978-1-4169-6500-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
ISBN: 1-84738-127-8 / 978-1-84738-127-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
ISBN: 1-5318-0829-8 / 978-1-5318-0829-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Genesis Alpha
Author(s): Rune Michaels
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK