Mar 26, 10
Read in March, 2010
I first read this book long ago, and it was one of those that always stayed with me. The idea of someone who would have been expected not to thrive, or even survive, yet now had power beyond any human expectation... and the fact that most were strong females... made a big impression on a young girl.
I just listened to the Audible.com file, which is (unfortunately) abridged. I don't know if it is the abridging, or if I was just younger when I read it, but while the story was great, it didn't develop quite as well for me as it did when I was a teen. That is probably the abridging, which cuts out all the character development and leave you with the bones of it.
I would still recommend this book to anyone who likes hard SciFi, as a touchstone to our heritage.