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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (3 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007129793
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007129799
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Whatever Bear touches turns epic… rarely have I felt so much the presence of great events' The Times

‘Darwin’s Radio is a tense technothriller in the Michael Crichton vein… But it's got a disturbing twist… profoundly unsettling.’ New Scientist

'Greg Bear's Darwin's Radio is one of the most intelligent and original thrillers of recent years’ Locus

About the Author

Greg Bear was born in 1951 and published his first short story sixteen years later. His first novel was published in 1979, and his most famous novels, Darwin’s Radio, Blood Music and Eon, have now become established classics. He is also a illustrator and a journalist. In 2000, he lectured at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on the nature and future of crime and criminal justice.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Crook on 21 Aug. 2006
Format: Paperback
I always get nervous when an author moves out of genre. More often than not it's a mistake. I thought long and and hard about buying the book because recently I've read several novels by authors who should have stuck to writing what they know about.

In the event I needn't have worried. It's a near future thriller and handled with all the style that Bears readers will already know and he makes the transition from SF to thriller with ease.

Characterisation is slim, but given the books breadth of scope and (comparative) lack of pages he does what he can. If it was a film, I could have imagined some of the actors asking 'what's my motivation' when they were reading the script. The story moves along briskly carried from several viewpoints and with no real holes in the plot. There's technology there, but it's not too far removed from what we know and therefore isn't the star of the show.

There'd have been 4 stars if the ending had been better. It's not that it's implausible or exactly disappointing, but perhaps from my perspective it's a bit abrupt and not the one I'd have written :-) as it seems out of place with the tone of the rest of the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tony hogan on 29 Aug. 2006
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Greg Bear has certainly written a page turner with Quantico.

A quite beleivable story of bio-terrorism that fairly races along. The synopsis explains all you need to know so I won't repeat it. Just buy the book and enjoy a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Urban Smallholder on 11 Mar. 2008
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A liberal Tom Clancy, and I don't use the phrase in a complimentary manner. I've read Greg Bear before and this is distinctly lackluster compared to quality work such as EON. As in so much of this genre, the plot only holds together by coincidence and revelation, the characters whilst engaging are unsophisticated and the politics particularly insipid. All in all a disappointment from an author that is capable of delivering more.
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I had a hard time deciding what to make of this one. It's a departure from Bear's usual sci-fi, remaining solidly grounded in near future technology.
Superficially it's a very good read with an excellent and pretty scary central premise. After finishing and thinking about it though, there's too much that either didn't make sense (to me at least) or seemed thrown in unnecessarily.
The Pariarch's firework testing for example. Why test the yeast on yourself and your followers at all, yet alone before the project's even finished and could be endangered?
Strangely little is made of the yeast's impact on Ohio. It is mentioned that people are getting sick and that the emergency services are beginning to clock on to the magnitude of what's happening, then seemingly forgotten about altogether. Government reaction to this was also entirely neglected.
The whole US Muslim Army thing near the end just struck me as a daft plot device. Their appearance was unconvincing and the explanation for their existence vague and morally dubious even by US government standards. Brainwashed orphans? Hmmm.
Despite questions like these I did really enjoy the book but just found the plot a little too creaky in places.
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