genetic engineering -- fiction

Human.4

By Mike A. Lancaster

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"Kyle Straker volunteered to be hypnotized at the annual community talent show, expecting the same old lame amateur acts. But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same. Televisions and computers no longer work, but a strange language streams across their screens. Everyone's behaving oddly. It's as if Kyle doesn't exist.
"Is this nightmare a result of the hypnosis? Will Kyle wake up with a snap of fingers to roars of laughter? Or is this something much more sinister?"
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In His Image

By James BeauSeigneur

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"What begins as a scientist's plan to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life by cloning live cells found on the Shroud of Turin, turns into a nightmare of worldwide destruction and the ultimate battle between good and evil. Tightly woven around the fulfillment of every major and minor `end-times' biblical prophecy, as well as major prophecies from more than a dozen other world religions, the Trilogy is so closely tied to actual events, it includes more than 200 footnotes."
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Distraction

By Bruce Sterling

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A product of illegal genetic engineering, Oscar is a political spin doctor assigned by an almost totally corrupt Washington to investigate a scientific lab in east Texas known as the Collaboratory.

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The Ghost Brigades

By John Scalzi

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"The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity--and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers--a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades. At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface Jared begins to intuit the reasons for Boutin's betrayal."
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