Body, Inc

Body, Inc

Book - 2012
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New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has always been on the cutting-edge of science fiction. In Body, Inc., he creates a tomorrow where genetic manipulation has become ubiquitous, and the very meaning of what it is to be human is undergoing drastic transformation.

In a world deeply wounded by centuries of environmental damage, two unlikely souls join forces: Dr. Ingrid Seastrom has stumbled into a mystery involving quantum-entangled nanoscale implants--a mystery that just may kill her. Whispr is a thief and murderer whose radical body modifications have left him so thin he is all but two-dimensional. Whispr has found a silver data-storage thread, a technology that will make him wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. He is also going mad with longing for Dr. Ingrid Seastrom. Their quest to learn the secrets of the implant and the thread--which may well be the same secret--has led them to the South African Economic Combine, otherwise known as SAEC. Or, less respectfully, SICK. SICK, it seems, has the answers.

Unfortunately, SICK has also got Napun Mol#65533;, a cold-blooded assassin whose genetic enhancements make him the equivalent of a small army. Mol#65533; has already missed one chance to kill Ingrid and Whispr and now he has followed them to South Africa. This time, he is not only going to succeed, he is going to make them suffer.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780345511997
Branch Call Number: FOS
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

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Mar 13, 2013

Continues the story of Ingrid and Whispr. Probably better than the first book because it has a better storyline and more happening, incuding bad guys winning and losing. Obviously leaves the final bit for Book #3 (The Sum of Her Parts) but it does so with the usual (for TV and movies) method of disclosing a crucial bit of information at the end that requires you read the next book. Technology still abounds as there's still a good mix of characters. If you don't want Fantasy and do want some SCIENCE Fiction but easy reading, you won't go wrong with this Trilogy. Be sure to start with the first book!

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smithcdn thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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