bioethics -- fiction

Unwind

By Neal Shusterman

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In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.
Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthdays, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away
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Watchers

By Dean Koontz

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Two genetically engineered creatures escape from a lab. One is an intelligent Golden Retriever. The other is something much more sinister.

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Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton

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John Hammond has created a sure-fire moneymaker. He has found a way to clone dinosaurs and created a theme park around them. It can’t fail. But then the dinosaurs escape.

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Hunter

By James Byron Huggins

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In the near future, illegal medical experiments in Alaska have created this nearly indestructible creature of incredible cunning and savagery, who goes on a rampage through the ranks of the research stations.
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson

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This intriguing novel, both fantasy thriller and moral allegory, depicts the struggle of two opposing personalities -- one essentially good, the other evil -- for the soul of one man.
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

By H.G. Wells

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Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying an unusual cargo—a menagerie of savage animals. Nursed to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. There, he meets the sinister Dr. Moreau—a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilized world. It soon becomes clear that he has continued to develop these experiments with truly horrific results.

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Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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The original story will leave you asking the question, which is the monster-- the creature or its creator?

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