Sims (Sims #1-5)
Just a few hundred genes separate humans from chimpanzees. Imagine someone altering the chimp genome, splicing in human genes to increase the size of the cranium, red ...more
That detail in this volume is the successful creation of a simian GMO who is sapient and self-aware, yet is classified as sub-human and animal in nature. In the world of Sims this i ...more
This is such a controversial subject, but there was just nothing riveting at all about this story or how it was told. The best way I can think of to describe it: it felt like it was happening miles away from where I was. As if I was watching through a pair of binoculars and didn't care to g ...more
This book is 13 years old and yet is still cutting edge. Genetic manipulation and it's results are the focus of the book. The development of an evolved chimpanzee and it's enslavement is the key plot line.
One of the more interesting factors about the book was the syndicated article in the Naples Daily News last week dealing with the court fight to get some chimps declared human. If you are reading this review on Amazon, there will be no link to the Associated Press articl ...more
F. Paul Wilson, a practicing physician as well as the bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series, turns his attention to the day after tomorrow and shows us how genetic engineering might change the world.
Just a few hundred genes separate humans from chimpanzees. Imagine someone altering the chimp genome, splicing in human genes to increase the size of the cranium, reduce the amount of body hair, enable speech. What sort of creature would result?
Sims takes place in the very near future, wh...more
Warning for the squeamish: There are several passages describing extreme gore in great detail, and others describin ...more
A lawyer is contacted by a group of the creatures who want to start a union. This opens a can of worms and sets in place a series of events that sees the company that created the creatures desperately trying to maintain control.
An at times thrilling read ...more
Wonderfully written, with a shocker at the end that I didn't see coming. It was a great introduction to an author who has turned out to be a ...more
In Sims, the government or military industrial complex turns out to be behind the development of sims, which are legally “products” but potentially cheap labor and more importantly cheap roadkill for new wars. Congress designated sims as legal property, which means they cannot be considered humans, which means they cannot be “employee” and therefore do not qualify for protection under the statutes o ...more