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Invasive Procedures by Orson Scott Card
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Mar 04, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: for_work, fiction
Read in March, 2009

I should say right off the bat that I don't usually read science fiction. I don't really read much genre fiction at all. So here are my thoughts:

If you enjoyed the mid-nineties movie "Outbreak," you'll love this relatively similar retelling by Orson Scott Card (technically) and Aaron Johnston (mostly)! There is less focus on monkeys and there is a cult and some saliva-related hypnosis too.

What I did find interesting - and relatively original - was the DNA treatments and the concept of genetic healing. That aspect of the story helped me recognize the value of sci-fi - the extrapolation of an advanced idea and its potential reaction with human nature and society as a whole.

Anyway, I wasn't wild about it, but I've read worse books. And I thank God that it didn't take place in outer space.

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