Top positive review
Thought provoking, imaginative.
on 21 August 2013
Although proposed from a left over of a previous era of earth's history, This story is frightening in its implications in it's genetic implications for the future' As Wm Fehy says himself: ‘We’re crossing wires of evolutionary circuitry billions of years in the making and precipitating a genetic breakdown that could soon rage through our environment like a molecular plague. We have spliced the genes of jellyfish into mice to make them glow green in the dark. We have manipulated Hox genes to give houseflies a hundred legs and millipedes six. We have inserted the genes of insects into plants and the genes of plants into animals. There is practically nothing on earth that mankind does not use and nothing he will not “improve” if given the chance. And whatever is left is carelessly discarded. Pollution and global warming are merely precursors to the environmental apocalypse to come. He adds: ‘Before the century is out, if we have not destroyed ourselves first, or even if we have, we humans will probably have pounded the last nail into Earth’s coffin.
The author also presents us with a new specie that relates to us on our own level and presents us with a picture of how we might relate to it at first with hostility