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Sims

Author: F. Paul Wilson

Sims

Sims

$27.99

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Just a few hundred genes separate humans from chimpanzees. Imagine someone altering the chimp genome, splicing in human genes to increase the size of the cranium, reduce the amount of body hair,...

Page Count
416
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On Sale
04/27/2010

Book Details

Just a few hundred genes separate humans from chimpanzees. Imagine someone altering the chimp genome, splicing in human genes to increase the size of the cranium, reduce the amount of body hair, and enable speech. What sort of creature would result?

Sims takes place in the very near future, when the science of genetics is fulfilling its vaunted potential. It's a world where dangerous or boring manual labor is gradually being transferred to "sims", genetically altered chimps who occupy a gray zone between simian and human. The chief innovator in this world is SimGen, which owns the patent on the sim genome and has begun leasing the creatures worldwide.

But SimGen is not quite what it seems. It has secrets . . . secrets beyond patents and proprietary processes . . . secrets it will go to any lengths to protect.

Imprint Publisher

Tor Books

ISBN

9780765326652

In The News

“From a stew of greed, biomilitary secrets, and genetic engineering, he has created a Frankenstein for our era.” —David Morrell

“As a timely warning of what we mustn't do, where we mustn't go, this is a must read.” —Brian Lumley

“Creepy, satisfying. . . . Each section adds intrigue, portents of doom and layers to the characters – good and bad. While he neatly ties up all the loose ends in his frighteningly possible world, Wilson offers no simple answers.” —Publishers Weekly

“Wilson turns some pretty good phrases . . . [and] keeps the intrigue up nicely.” —The Union-Tribune [San Diego, CA]

“[Wilson uses] his medical background to create a memorable plot . . . . grippingly detailed [and] credible.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Sims does what good a narrative should do: it provides an interesting and suspenseful story involving characters deserving of the spotlight shone upon them. And for this reviewer, at least, the novel does something equally important: it encourages the reader to think.” —The Laissez Faire Electronic Times

“F. Paul Wilson is a writer's writer, and I grab anything he's written with enthusiasm. Sims is no different.” —Joe R. Lansdale

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Sims

Sims

$27.99