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The Cassandra Complex

(2001)
(The fourth book in the Emortals series)
A novel by

 
 
Veteran British author Stableford's Emortality series of future history novels (Inherit the Earth, Architects of Emortality and Fountains of Youth, which start in the 22nd century and end in the 26th) receives a near-future underpinning in this mid-21st-century puzzle of maneuvers in the face of impending doom. Police forensic scientist Lisa Friemann wakes one night to armed intruders in her highly secure dwelling. Nothing in all the information storage media the thieves steal seems important, or even work related. Events are hardly clarified by the news that prominent geneticist Morgan Miller, her graduate supervisor and longtime colleague, is missing. Does someone think Miller made a discovery that, contrary to usual practice, he had shared with no one in his field? And why would anyone want to bomb Mouseworld, the half-million-strong genetic library of rodent strains? Lisa's cityplex police and university colleagues enter the story one by one, followed by a confusing (to all concerned) array of other agencies and factions. Could there be a secret that will avert or postpone the expected world catastrophe, or at least give some people advantages over others? Stableford's background in biological and social sciences makes for convincing behavior and dialogue among the scientists, while long practice in the novelist's trade ensures a smooth and involving read. This series should remain more visible in the U.S. than his large stable of unjustly neglected past work.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Science Fiction

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March 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cassandra Complex (Emortality)
Author(s): Brian Stableford
ISBN: 0-312-87773-0 / 978-0-312-87773-6 (USA edition)
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Title: The Cassandra Complex (Emortality)
Author(s): Brian Stableford
ISBN: 0-7653-4289-8 / 978-0-7653-4289-8 (USA edition)
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