Blood Music

Just finished Blood Music by Greg Bear.

“An amazing breakthrough in genetic engineering made by Vergil Ulam is considered too dangerous for further research, but rather than destroy his work, he injects himself with his creation and walks out of his lab, unaware of just quite how his actions will change the world. Author Greg Bear’s treatment of the traditional tale of scientific hubris is both suspenseful and a compelling portrait of a new intelligence emerging amongst us, irrevocably changing our world.”

Found it a fascinating read which provoked all sorts of questions about the nature of identity and consciousness. It also took me back to my biochemistry roots – quite unusual in reading. Must confess I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second, he took it too far beyond the realm of possibility for my liking, but still enjoyed it to the end.

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