Darwin's Radio

Darwin's Radio

eBook - 1999
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A retrovirus is discovered which provokes miscarriages in women, followed by a second pregnancy without sexual intercourse. As scientists race to unlock its mysteries, fears grow it may herald the end of the human race as we know it.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 1999
ISBN: 9780345464927
Branch Call Number: e-book
Alternative Title: Library2Go


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This novel looks at what would happen if our “junk” DNA turned out to be part of an ‘emergency’ evolutionally response. Well-researched and dramatic, the scope and implications of the story will keep you reading all night.

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May 16, 2017

This is the second time I've tried to read this and have given up as the plotting is very slow to develop. The story itself sounds like a great premise, but it could have been done much better.

May 05, 2016

I agree this book could have been better if shortened to focus on the events and technical stuff. I was able to skip a few pages here and there and still was on track with what was going on. Also you should have some good understanding of microbiology, the book is very technical at times.

Aug 07, 2015

This would have been a great book if anyone bothered to edit it down to 300 pages. Because, really, do we need four pages of drinking wine with nothing about the plot, characters, or even foreshadowing? Bear must have been reading something like Portrait of a Lady and thought he should try adding every extraneous detail he could come up with--like do we really want to know she wears white panties and bra when we no no one is going to see them? Does it take 3 pages to describe a neglected hallway? Hidden in the fluff and nonsense is a pretty good book or an excellent novella. Sorry, but last Bear book for me.

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