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Steel Helix

(2003)
(The third book in the Typhon series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
ORIGINAL SIN

Piers Rameau, a brilliant geneticist, was offered the chance to help design mankind's replacement—Original Man, a smarter, stronger, swifter race based on manipulated human DNA. But Rameau refused, and chose to follow his own path.

Now Kuno Gunnarsson, creator of Original Man and Rameau's would-be employer, is dead—but his superior creation lives on. And one faction of Original Man is determined to wrest control of the galaxy from the inferior race. A brutal attack destroys both Rameau's home planet and the satellite that has become his world. One tragic casualty is Dakini, a fragile, genetically altered dancer who had become Rameau's reason to live.

The sole survivor, he finds himself a prisoner of Gunnarsson Prime, a clone of the original creator, on board the Jumpship Langstaff. Against his will, Rameau is enlisted as the ship's wartime medical officer. As a doctor, he swore an oath to do no harm. As a man, he swears blood vengeance on the inhuman killers who destroyed everything he ever loved . . . .

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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Steel Helix
Author(s): Ann Tonsor Zeddies
ISBN: 0-345-41873-5 / 978-0-345-41873-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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