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Dr. Steven Sumpter, a brilliant biologist and mathematician, has a radical thesis: All the processes of life can be distilled into a series of elegant algorithms. His groundbreaking idea is a potential leap in evolution . . . and a heretical violation of the Mutant Laws. In a world powered by religion and a fear of science, Steven’s work is seen as an abomination that must...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Minted Prose LLC
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Elise Cohen
"I wanted to like this book. I really wanted it to redeem Greg Bear's so-so ""Darwin's Radio,"" and even Heinlein's ""Stranger in a Strange Land."" It's possible that with a better editor and a lot more work, P.J. Fischer could have come up with a wonderful, readable novel about the future of mankind. Unfortunately, what is published reads more like an outline. Characters are two dimensional (the absorbed mother, the distracted scientist, the scatterbrained sidekick, the unyielding philosopher,...more
Laurie
I found this book a bit confusing at times- it’s a sequel to Fischer’s “Julia and the Dream Maker”. But while I never quite figured out *how* the situation that the book opens with came about, the author fills the reader in enough that one never feels completely lost.

Set in the not too distant future, most religions have banded together against technology. Dr. Steven Sumpter has used technology to do something that they consider abominable: created a fetus that is partly human.. and partly some...more
Brianne
An original story. A little confusing in the beginning it takes a bit of flapping to get off the ground. Lots of vague hints talking about a huge event that happened prior to the beginning. You don't see what I believe to be is the main character until the forth or fifth chapter. But I enjoyed it. It talks about a battle of wits and beliefs, and puts an original spin on the ethics of man.

What happens when you can make life from math?

The only turn off I can see is the fact that I'm not quite su...more
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P. J. Fischer grew up in Salem, Oregon, and holds a B.S. degree from Oregon State University and a doctorate from the University of Oregon. Fischer's fascination with science's potential is evident in his novels, Julia and the Dream Maker and Green Eyes in the Amazon, in which he explores its inevitable impact on our lives.
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