The Genome

The Genome

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Five months after the horrific accident that left him near death and worried that he'd never fly again, master-pilot Alex Romanov lands a new job: captaining the sleek passenger vessel Mirror. Alex is a spesh--a human who has been genetically modified to perform particular tasks. As a captain and pilot, Alex has a genetic imperative to care for passengers and crew--no matter what the cost. His first mission aboard Mirror is to ferry two representatives of the alien race Zzygou on a tour of human worlds. His task will not be an easy one, for aboard the craft are several speshes who have reason to hate the Others. Dark pasts, deadly secrets, and a stolen gel-crystal worth more than Alex's entire ship combine to challenge him at every turn. And as the tension escalates, it becomes apparent that greater forces are at work to bring the captain's world crashing down"--Back cover.
Publisher: [New York] : Open Road Media, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781497643963
Characteristics: 489 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bliss, Liv
Call Number: LUKYANENKO, S


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May 13, 2016

Following the worst possible accident, suddenly, everything goes right--too right. How can it be that the best job shows up just as you start looking and pays double normal and include a promotion to ships captain? How can the perfect crew just appear at your dinner table offering to work for you? Even though you know it isn't possible, you have to go along--what else can you do when you are broke, responsible for a very ill teenage stranger, and stuck on a planet you hate?

One of the better Sci-Fi books I have read this year. The hero has the obligatory two sexual partners but we are spared most of the graphic details of his sex life. Interesting aliens, interesting ship, and interesting medical procedures including gene splicing, regrowing 1/2 a human body, removing bacon from genetically altered pigs painlessly.


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