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Cutting the Bloodline

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Not everyone is born innocent.

A generation of defective children were abandoned. They grew up on the fringes, without rights, without a way to change their fate.

Journalist Kenton Hicks is driven to tell their stories, but these are not stories everyone wants told. As he digs deeper, he finds that the discovery of the criminal gene, the foundation of their crime-free utopia
Kindle Edition, 91 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Bogus Caller Press
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Mark Tilbury
England, 2052, and crime has been eradicated, but at a cost. Kenton Hicks wants the truth told about how crime was removed from society and unveils more than he thought possible.

Set in the not so distant future, and with governments now playing with DNA, the events in the book do not seem far fetched. This future government claim they gave the people what they wanted, but although crime doesn't exist, segregation and corruption do.

Considering this is a novella, Angeline has done a great job with
Tim Potter
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
CUTTING THE BLOODLINE is an intelligent and well written work of science-fiction and socio-political satire. Trevena uses her fiction to entertain and address social issues, some that are very important and tough to discuss. She presents the issues in a way that always avoids being preach but makes the reader think. The only negative, for me, was the world-building. The not-too-distant future never came together entirely, mainly due to the economy of works used to tell the story. The characters ...more
Michelle Athy
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books
Cutting the Bloodline is a story you need to absorb and process. A dystopian tale of a future England, where scientists have isolated a crime gene, the story focuses on journalist Kenton Hicks, who begins writing an expose about the generation born with the crime gene, who are stigmatized.

As Kenton digs deeper and the political danger grows more acute, Cutting the Bloodline forces you to think that this kind of future may not be far away. What kind of policies will we take on in the name of saf
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and couldn't stop myself reading 'just one more chapter'. It was a unique, intelligent storyline that is very well written. You can read it a simply a great work of fiction if you wish or allow yourself a more thought provoking read as the subject will really make you wonder if, or even when, we could be living in this kind of society. It is quite possibly closer than we may think.
You must read this book!
J.C. Stockli
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The only reason I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars is because I didn't want it to end. I wish this was a full-length novel because the writing is great, the characters are fantastic, and the plot is brilliant!
Elisabeth Zguta
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cutting the Bloodline by Angeline Trevena is a great novella about a crime-free society and the chaos and repercussions it causes.’

It’s an inventive storyline, set in the future 2052 England, a society that decides that a crime-free environment is worth the segregation of certain types of people, based solely on a DNA test that hasn’t been fully studied in an honest effort. Today as a modern society, we’ve already been exposed to political agendas that have turned out horribly wrong. We’ve seen
K Idamari
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
In bits and pieces.

About five years into the future (2020's) crime rises to an unprecedented rate and societies survive just on this side of anarchy. Enter Eugenisence, a genetics based program that claims to have identified the Criminal Gene in people. Those testing positive were incarcerated without trial and crime declined.

In 2053, a journalist, Keaton Hicks attempts to piece together a memoir that peeks into the life of the forgotten generation - those who were identified positive for the Cr
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this was recommended to me by a friend who thought i would enjoy it and they were right! the story provided a great "what if" when people try to create perfection.

read my full take here: Cutting the Bloodline
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Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great idea, would love to see a book based in the world after Kenton's book. Would have been 5 stars if it hadn't felt like a prologue!
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Angeline Trevena is a British science fiction, fantasy, and horror author. Creator of The Paper Duchess series, she is best known for her feminist brand of dystopia.

She’s been writing stories since she was old enough to hold a pen, and after gaining a BA Hons degree in Drama and Writing, she honed her craft with horror and fantasy shorts which are published in numerous magazines and anthologies.