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Thriller Techno | Mystery | Science Fiction
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes
becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the
same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400
genes; is that why a chimp fetus resembles a human being?
And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for
drug addictionâ€”is it worse than the disease?
live in a time of momentous scientific leaps, a time when
it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for
thousands of dollars and to test our spouses for genetic
We live in a time when one fifth of all
our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting
person and his family can be pursued cross-country because
they happen to have certain valuable genes within their
chromosomes . . .
Devilishly clever, Next
blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new
world where nothing is what it seems and a set of new
possibilities can open at every turn.
challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality.
Balancing the comic and the bizarre with the genuinely
frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our
assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least
The future is closer than you think.
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