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SIMS BOOK ONE: LA CAUSA

F. Paul Wilson

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ISBN 10: 1587670038 / ISBN 13: 9781587670039
Published by Cemetery Dance Publications, US, 2000
Condition: Very Good plus Hardcover
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Book one only. Signed, limited numbered edition. Number 236 of 750. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean with minor edgewear, rubbing and slight spotting. Text block is lightly soiled. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked with slight edgewear. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 22231

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Title: SIMS BOOK ONE: LA CAUSA

Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications, US

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Phil Parks

Book Condition:Very Good plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: Limited edition.

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Synopsis:

F. Paul Wilson, a practicing physician as well as the bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series, turns his attention to the day after tomorrow and shows us how genetic engineering might change the world.

Just a few hundred genes separate humans from chimpanzees. Imagine someone altering the chimp genome, splicing in human genes to increase the size of the cranium, reduce the amount of body hair, enable speech. What sort of creature would result?

Sims takes place in the very near future, when the science of genetics is fulfilling its vaunted potential. It's a world where genetically transmitted diseases are being eliminated. A world where dangerous or boring manual labor is gradually being transferred to "sims," genetically altered chimps who occupy a gray zone between simian and human. The chief innovator in this world is SimGen, which owns the patent on the sim genome and has begun leasing the creatures worldwide.

But SimGen is not quite what it seems. It has secrets . . . secrets beyond patents and proprietary processes . . . secrets it will go to any lengths to protect. Sims explores this brave new world as it is turned upside down and torn apart when lawyer Patrick Sullivan decides to try to unionize the sims.

Right now, as you read these words, some company somewhere in the world is toying with the chimp genome. That is not fiction, it is fact. Sims is a science thriller that will come true. One way or another.

About the Author:

F. Paul Wilson, a New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between, is a practicing physician who resides in Wall, New Jersey.

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