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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Genome by Sergei Lukyanenko

This story postulates a future populated by Speshes.   Speshes are genetical special humans whose parents have gene selected their future.   The age old question of nature or nurture comes to mind.   This is an entertaining story with highly provocative and thought provoking side bars.

The author successfully pulls the reader into the story with minor action and then character development.   Alex, a pilot spesh, is the main protagonist whose character development anchors the story.   Alex's choices on his crew for a mission of mystery leads he and his crew to be immersed in an intergalactic confrontation.  

The author successfully combines action, introspection and philosophy in an entertaining format.  I recommend the book.

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