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Genetic manipulation, murder, intrigue and politics are just part of the story of a young scientist in this substantial book. C. J. Cherryh, who won the 1989 Hugo Award for this novel, following on her Hugo Award-winning Downbelow Station, offers another ambitious work. A geneticist is murdered by an adviser, but the scientist is replicated in the lab, leaving a prodigy who attempts to chart a different fate. The book is intense and complex yet always presented with the flow of true storytelling.
A brilliant young scientist rises to power on Cyteen, haunted by the knowledge that her predecessorand genetic duplicatedied at the hands of one of her trusted advisors. Murder, politics, and genetic manipulation provide the framework for the latest Union-Alliance novel by the author of Downbelow Station. Cherryh's talent for intense, literate storytelling maintains interest throughout this long, complex novel. Highly recommended. JC
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I was struck by this book. Its style was just like frank herbert's later (messiah and onwards) books in the dune series. It is psychological and philosophical. Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by Tywin Seaburgus
I agree that this is a wonderful book. However the word 'Book' does not explain, in any of the reviews, that it is a triad of three previously published books by C. Read morePublished on July 13 2003
I had to read this book for a biotechnology/science fiction class at UCLA. Despite the daunting size, Cherryh's book is well worth the effort needed to conquer it. Read morePublished on May 1 2003 by LAUREN OLOUGHLIN
Cherryh is at her best when she's letting you live within varying perspectives of her characters. I've never experienced this with any other author - the ability to set two... Read morePublished on April 8 2003 by Eric Picard
Good idea but too long because unnecessarily trying to be too complex. Poor characterization - if you think Justin's constant whinings is characterization that's another matter. Read morePublished on April 2 2003
A ponderous hymn to claustrophobia, that's what this book is.
Always set in the same depressing institutional seclusion of a space station, this totally unemotional and... Read more
I'm so glad to see all of the Cyteen books in one volume. I originally read them months apart and hadn't realized how much information I missed doing it that way. Read morePublished on July 9 2001
Science fiction, political intrigue and chock full of psychological mind games. One of my absolute favorite books. Read morePublished on Dec 25 2000 by Abby Fichtner