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Huysman's Pets

(1986)
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Publisher's Weekly
Stanley Huysman was a Nobel laureate whose visionary theories of his later years, bridging biology and physics, came to be labeled crackpot ideas. The true genius of these experiments becomes clear only when Huysman's widow calls on Drew Lancaster to write the scientist's biography. As Drew deciphers the man's notes, to crack the code of government-funded projects and the secrecy of Huysman's unscrupulous assistant, Claude Dohemy, it is revealed that the great man actually achieved what he set out to do. By genetic manipulation, he induced telepathy in his subjects. But Dohemy is now holding those subjectschildrenprisoner, and it is only their extraordinary powers that free them. This lively thriller is made especially appealing by its instantly engaging characters and its deftly dovetailed plot.

School Library Journal
YAHuysman's Pets are the result of the final years of research performed by the Nobel Prize-winning geneticist. Drew Lancaster is engaged by Huysman's widow, Irma, to write his biography. Thus begins a chain of circumstances that compel many people to converge on the Pennsylvania home for orphans now run by Huysman's former assistant, Dohemy. The adults around these orphan ''kids'' are drawn into a widening circle of counterfeit money, secret Senate files, Atlantic City gambling casinos and Secret Service tracking. Drew recruits his ex-wife, Huysman's widow and a group of young people who had previously escaped from Huysman's experiment to set a trap for Dohemy, who is hoping for big money through governmental grants to continue the project. There is no tidy ending for the rescuers or the rescued. Wilhelm has produced another top-notch story, peopled with engaging, warm characters caught in the compelling mysteries of the real and not-so real world. For older YA sci-fi fans. Mary T. Gerrity, Queen Anne School, Upper Marlboro, Md.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-575-03917-5 / 978-0-575-03917-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-312-94219-2 / 978-0-312-94219-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

December 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-441-35441-6 / 978-0-441-35441-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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March 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Huysman's Pets (A Legend book)
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 0-09-951660-8 / 978-0-09-951660-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

2008 : USA Audio CD

Title: Huysman's Pets - on Playaway
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-60775-406-1 / 978-1-60775-406-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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August 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Huysman's Pets: Library Edition
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-4332-0718-4 / 978-1-4332-0718-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-4332-0719-2 / 978-1-4332-0719-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
ISBN: 1-4332-0720-6 / 978-1-4332-0720-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Huysman's Pets
Author(s): Kate Wilhelm
Publisher: Gateway
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