By Keith Brooke
The village: a close-knit neighborhood the place we all know all people else. the following, homes will be grown out of the airborne dirt and dust; farm animals and the sub-human mutts might be turned into whatever else, anything different; and fleshy, tremendously mutated Oracles advisor humankind at the smooth direction of survival.
The wildlands: the land among human settlements the place animals that aren't animals dwell between crops that aren't vegetation, and those who may not be humans reside in worry of human intervention. Out right here natural AIs develop within the wildlands, both worshiped or feared; bushes sing to one another; and tempting, darkish fruit hold from the branches. Out the following not anything may be relied on, not anything is unavoidably because it turns out, and no sane human may ever are looking to set foot.
Out here's Flint's lacking sister.
Genetopia is the tale of a tender guy looking for his almost certainly kidnapped sister in a miles destiny the place nano- and biotechnology have remodeled and speeded up the evolution of people and their unusually altered atmosphere. during this international, you could by no means take anything--or anyone--at face worth. disease and speak to 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 means of exchange routes, and continuously 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 earlier and the way forward for his kind.
He needs to pass into the wildlands.
Flint's tale is the tale of the final real people, and of the struggles among those that are looking to safeguard their history and those that 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 ultimately into the well-known entrance ranks of SF writers." --Locus
"I am so right here! Genetopia is a meditation on identity--what it ability to be human and what it capacity to be you--and the need of switch. It's additionally one heck of an event tale. take hold of 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 ways destiny the place the which means of humanity is crushed via swap. 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