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When Heinrich Copernick and Martin Guibedo discover that their latest inventions can free humanity from want and oppressive governments forever, they come up with a scheme that can only lead to disaster
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We are happy to republish Copernick’s Rebellion because it is better now than when it was first published almost 25 years ago. At the time, genetic engineering was only for science fiction and then only for very speculative science fiction. Everyone knew that someday, somewhere, we would have corn that resisted rot and tomatoes that stayed fresh longer than usual, but no one would have believed trees that grew golden apples and engineered sentient bio-beings. We knew the theory about DNA, but did not have the sequence for even the simplest bacteria. Now, in the real world, you can order mice with genes that glow in the dark when activated. Want to research a gene? Phone the lab and they will splice in a bioluminescence gene along with the one that you want to research. $20,000 and they will breed you a litter of custom mice with genes that glow. We now have sequenced an entire human genome, decoded the rat and several other species. It is only a matter of time before we can build a person from scratch. The problem is now only complexity, not science. When we decide to build a self aware bio-organism, we’ll do it. Twenty five years ago, this book was a hard sell for a new author. Now it is current. Virtually everything in this book is possible, from the tree houses, to the trees with golden apples, to the fauns. Come look at a future that is more possible now than when it was written.From the Inside Flap:
"So what’s your specialty?" Guibedo asked the creature. "Unarmed combat with a minor in sociology, my lord." The Labor and Defense Unit crowded closer to the left-hand wall of the tunnel. Other LDU’s with empty baskets were passing them at an astounding speed. "Pretty quick your buddies are. But I don’t understand the ‘unarmed combat.’ If you were expecting trouble, why go unarmed?" "My Lord, I meant no external armament." From a slot above each wrist, a bayonetlike claw extended out to a foot past the knuckles.
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Book Description Del Rey Book / Ballantine Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. 1st Edition. new book / old store stock; clean, tight and square, no spine crease, no tears or other creases, text is clean and unmarked, pages are lightly yellowed, corner tips very lightly chipped, top rear corner is slightly bumped from normal shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 313926
Book Description Del Rey, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0345340337
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