By Keith Brooke
The village: a close-knit group the place we all know every body else. the following, homes could be grown out of the airborne dirt and dust; farm animals and the sub-human mutts should be became whatever else, whatever different; and fleshy, greatly mutated Oracles advisor humankind at the tender direction of survival.
The wildlands: the land among human settlements the place animals that aren't animals reside between crops that aren't crops, and those who will not be humans stay in worry of human intervention. Out right here natural AIs develop within the wildlands, both worshiped or feared; timber sing to one another; and tempting, darkish fruit dangle from the branches. Out the following not anything should be relied on, not anything is inevitably because it turns out, and no sane human may ever are looking to set foot.
Out this is Flint's lacking sister.
Genetopia is the tale of a tender guy looking for his most likely kidnapped sister in a miles destiny the place nano- and biotechnology have remodeled and speeded up the evolution of people and their surprisingly altered atmosphere. during this international, you could by no means take anything--or anyone--at face price. disorder and phone with the unknown are consistently to be feared, as viruses re-engineer genes and germ cells, migrating characteristics from species to species via plague and fever. Humankind lives in remoted groups, hooked up by way of alternate routes, and consistently scuffling with to maintain the unclean at arm's length.
But if Flint is to discover his sister he needs to courageous the fevers, the mythical beasts, the unknown. He needs to input unusual groups and search assist in the main not likely locations. He needs to confront either his personal darkish previous and the way forward for his kind.
He needs to move into the wildlands.
Flint's tale is the tale of the final precise people, and of the struggles among those that are looking to guard their history and people who decide to embody the hot. yet Flint doesn't see it like that: he simply desires to locate his sister.
"Let Keith Brooke inform his story in its cogent fullness. it really is past any facile precis, a minor masterpiece that are meant to usher Brooke finally into the famous entrance ranks of SF writers." --Locus
"I am so right here! Genetopia is a meditation on identity--what it potential to be human and what it potential to be you--and the need of switch. It's additionally one heck of an event tale. seize it up!" --Michael Swanwick, Hugo award-winning writer of Bones of the Earth
"Keith Brooke's Genetopia is a biotech fever dream. In temper it remembers Brian Aldiss's Hothouse, yet is a projection of twenty-first century fears and longings into an unique a long way destiny the place the that means of humanity is crushed by way of switch. Masterfully written, this can be a parable of distinction that calls for to be learn, and skim again." --Stephen Baxter, Philip ok Dick award-winning writer of Evolution and Transcendent