Robert Charles Wilson Bios

ISBN 13: 9781857987379

Bios

3.43 avg rating
( 839 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781857987379: Bios
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

It is the 22nd century. Interstellar travel is possible, but colossally expensive, so humankind's efforts are focused on the only nearby Earth-like world. Isis is rich with plant and animal life, but every molecule of it is spectacularly toxic to humans. The whole planet is a permanent Hot Zone. Zoe Fisher was born to explore Isis. Literally. She has been cloned and genetically engineered to face its terrors. But there are secrets implanted within her that not even she suspects -- and the planet itself contains revelations that will change our understanding of life in the universe.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

In the 22nd century, humanity discovers life on an extrasolar planet, Isis: life that is lush, beautiful--and deadly. The least molecule of Isian biology kills humans painfully and horribly. Zoe Fisher has been born and bred--cloned and genetically engineered--to explore Isis. But Isis has secrets undiscovered by humanity, and Zoe herself contains secrets known only to the political powers that created her. And an act of biomedical sabotage has changed Zoe in unknown ways.

Robert Charles Wilson is the author of Science Fiction Chronicle's Best SF Novel of 1998, bestselling Darwinia, also the Aurora Award winner and Nebula and Hugo Award finalist. With Bios, Wilson has created a hard-SF novel rich in great ideas, strong writing, and the classic sense of wonder, a work that stays true to the implications of its frightful biology. --Cynthia Ward

About the Author:

* Darwinia established Robert Charles Wilson as a major name in modern science fiction. It was Science Fiction Chronicle's Best SF Novel of 1998; it won the Aurora Award in Canada; it was runner-up for the Locus Award, and was shortlisted for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards

* Fine, imaginative science fiction for readers who enjoy inventive, colourful and original storytelling.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780812575743: Bios

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0812575741 ISBN 13:  9780812575743
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction, 2000
Softcover

9780312868574: Bios

Tor Books, 1999
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilson, Robert Charles
Published by Gollancz (2000)
ISBN 10: 1857987373 ISBN 13: 9781857987379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gollancz, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111857987373

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Wilson, Robert Charles
Published by Gollancz (2000)
ISBN 10: 1857987373 ISBN 13: 9781857987379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gollancz, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1857987373

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 143.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds