Darwin's Children

Darwin's Children

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
In the decade since women began giving birth to a new human species, Homo sapiens novus, the world has been engulfed in political, medical, and social turmoil as these "new" humans battle for survival in a world populated by people who feel threatened by this leap of evolution and will do anything to prevent these special children from growing up.

Blackwell North Amer
Eleven years have passed since SHEVA, an ancient retrovirus, was discovered in human DNA - a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence ... and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the "old" human race.
Fear and hatred of the virus children have made them a persecuted underclass, quarantined by the government in special "schools," targeted by federally sanctioned bounty hunters, and demonized by hysterical segments of the population. But pockets of resistance have formed among those opposed to treating the children like dangerous diseases - and who fear the worst if the government's draconian measures are carried to their extreme.
Scientists Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson are part of this small but determined minority. Once at the forefront of the discovery and study of the SHEVA outbreak, they now live as virtual exiles in the Virginia suburbs with their daughter, Stella - a bright, inquisitive virus child who is quickly maturing, straining to break free of the protective world her parents have built around her, and eager to seek out others of her kind.
But for all their precautions, Kaye, Mitch, and Stella have not slipped below the government's radar. The agencies fanatically devoted to segregating and controlling the new-breed children monitor their every move - watching and waiting for the opportunity to strike the next blow in the escalating war to preserve "humankind" at any cost.

Baker
& Taylor

In the decade since women began giving birth to a new human species, Homo sapiens novus, the world has been in turmoil as these "new" humans battle for survival against those who feel threatened by this leap in evolution.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345448354
0345448359
Branch Call Number: F BEA
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 24 cm

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Jun 12, 2012

good, biology centered

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