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2.71  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In the colony of Plain to recover strains of grasses long extinct on Earth, Dr. Mattie Manan has a falling out with its patriarchal leaders and must escape, along with some native women, into the plains of Anu. Reprint. PW.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 28th 1994 by Tor Books (first published February 1993)
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This is an enjoyable enough adventure story, but the ideas about the boundaries between human and nonhuman as well as those about gender roles are only introduced to be subsumed by the adventure; they aren't really explored in a satisfactory way.
May 25, 2010 Michael rated it it was ok
Shelves: biopunk
Mutagenesis is a book with lots of potential, none of which is realised. Themes of misogyny and the perils of genetic manipulation go nowhere. The plot's vague and the characters are uninteresting. However, it was still better than certain other books I've read, so two stars it is.
Apr 11, 2008 Karina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Karina by: io9
I remember thinking as I was reading the book "It's amazing how the biological sciences have advanced since the sixties." The book is written in 1992! It was dated before it was published.

Jul 16, 2014 Laura rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
I didn't connect with this story. It had potential to be interesting, as did some of the characters, but ultimately it just wasn't the type of sci-fi that clicks with me.
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Strange, but good.
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