Books tagged: Genetic Engineering

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A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life

By Robert McGill

A bold and absurd new take on the dystopian plague novel, where people are treated like IKEA furniture

Distraught and hopeless, an eighteen-year-old distance runner, Regan, decides to end her life. And she’ll do it through an unusual new method available only on the dark web. ... Read more

Against the Machine

By Brian Van Norman

Mel Buckworth, dependable family man, loses his manufacturing job through recession. Having lost his sense of purpose his pride sidelines him as he discerns his lack of digital skills so apparent in his children’s generation. He is galled by his daughter Dani’s university ... Read more

Lucy and Bonbon

By Don LePan

Probing the question: "Are we ready to accept a human-ape hybrid in our midst?"

What if humans were able to reproduce with other great apes? What would the hybrid offspring look like? Act like? Think like? And how would humans respond? Would such creatures be allowed to live ... Read more

The Employees

By Olga Ravn
Translated by Martin Aitken

Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize and the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, The Employees reshuffles a sci-fi voyage into a riotously original existential nightmare.

Funny and doom-drenched, The Employees chronicles the fate of the Six-Thousand Ship. The human ... Read more