Victor Ulam is an average guy. He is tall, bespectacled, soft spoken. He is also a brilliant geneticist who, surprise, finds rules to be a hinderance to his work and therefore ignores them.
Victor performs unauthorized experiments with introns, genetic material that does not code for protein synthesis. The bacteria colonies that Victor altered become very complex and well organized. Unfortunately, his employers get wind of Victor's extracurricular act... Darwin's Children
Stella Nova is one of the new generation of kids. Instead of the society accepting the new generation, the kids are being hunted and put away to camps, or even death. They try to find their way in the world that is so hostile towards them and a new type of society emerges.... Darwin's Radio
Mitch, a young American archaeologist in disrepute, discovers in the Alps the frozen and mummified corpses of a Neanderthal family that died under mysterious circumstances. Kaye, a microbiologist trying to cut a deal between her US company and scientists in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia who grow antibiotic resistant bacteria, is called away to examine a mass grave where pregnant women have evidently been shot. Christopher Dicken of the Centers fo... Dead Lines
Ballantine, June 2004, 24.95, 246 pp.
Peter Russell's life turned out much different than he expected. He wanted to write books but instead made a living taking picture and making movies of naked people when the soft porn industry flat-lined. Now he is a little more than an errand boy for movie producer and real estate executive Joseph Benoliel, dependant on him for cash. A consortium is trying to get Joseph to invest in Trans,...
It is the summer of 1947. In the 35 years since the events described in Conan Doyle's _The Lost World_, dinosaurs have peaked and descended in the popular imagination. Circuses and zoos haven't been able to keep them alive, and a few unfortunate escapes and accidents have cooled the public's interest. The last remaining dinosaur circus, Circus Lothar, is shutting down and plans to return its creatures to the El Grande plateau in Venezuela whence they cam... Eon
A world is found on an asteroid which is heading to the earth. ... Heads
Mickey Sandoval is chief financial officer for a company that does research in the old "Ice Pit" -- a huge former water mine on the Moon -- in the 22nd century. The company was founded by his sister Rho and her husband William Pierce. While Pierce works on his own experiments, Rho contracts to buy 410 human heads that were frozen many decades before by StarTime Preservation Society, which is going bankrupt. Among the cryogenic preserves are the heads of ... Legacy
A group against technology escape to an unstudied world. One man is sent to discover the amount of contamination this group has done the the natural habitat and to return with a stolen device. He finds himself pulled into a world very different from the one he left. He finds out who he is, how to love, and much more.... Star Wars: Rogue Planet
Young Anakin Skywalker and his Jedi master Obi-Wan travel to an isolated planet to learn about the space ships made there and about a missing Jedi master. ... The Forge Of God
Tor, Aug 2001, 16.95, 480 pp.
In 1996, Jupiter's sixth moon Europa suddenly vanishes. The media plays the disappearing act for a few weeks, but as usual that fades from their blip screen as they believe the public is apathetic towards some obscure moon. Scientists come up with numerous theories, but each have gigantic holes as no one knows what really happened. Most astronomers remain astounded that a relatively large objec...
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Del Rey, Jan 2002, 24.95, 336 pp.
Brilliant biochemist Hal Cousins conducts research on bacteria living on the ocean floor that if proves fruitful will be the Fountain of Youth as immortality would be the norm. However, someone does not want Hal's work to reach fruition and actually one of the team tries to kill him. Others are also murdered and Hal comes under suspicion of the homicides that include his twin brother, Rob.