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    By: Greg Bear

    $29.95
     
     
    ISBN
    9780007161010
    Date Released
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    Paperback
     
     

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    Evolution Has Changed the Face of the World.

    In this stunning thriller, nature is more a bitch goddess than a kindly mother, and evolution is no longer just a theory - it's a dangerous fact.

    A new kind of humanity is growing up. Some call them the Virus Children. They are special children, equipped with significant natural upgrades that allow them to communicate and socialise in ways we can hardly imagine, or resist. Charming, gentle, persuasive, beautiful . . . in them can be seen a future that may make all of human history until now seem clumsy and brutal.

    But they carry ancient viruses that could cause our extinction, viruses that may be triggered at any moment by stress, anger . . . or puberty. The new children are being methodically rounded up and sequestered in special schools where they are studied, measured and biopsied.

    Stella Nova, the daughter of Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson, is one of them. Kaye and Mitch wish to protect her, but to do so, they must keep her isolated, stifled in a blanket of security. Despite their best efforts, Kaye, Mitch and Stella are tracked by security forces and the time may come when both species must either separate or engage in outright war.

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