In it was bewildering and it's the first half of a pair, the second of which was never even published but with the advent of wikipedia the idea of 'Cultural Fugue' and 'General Information' as a covert system of control are more graspable. I was hooked on Science Fiction since. Azimov - the man who invented the word 'robotics'. Solve worldwide overpopulation, famine, lack of resources, production of greenhouse gasses. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. His honour and courage and the creativity of the cultural values described make this story one my favorites of all time.
The polygamous town facing genetic disaster
Space Opera it is not as the books are far too easy to read a couple hours to read this book but none-the-less Larry Niven creates a rich and compelling universe. It doesn't really matter it is so on the button that you just know that this is how things will be. I've downloaded his ebook and it's even better finished. The love affair between Lazarus Long and Dora Brandon - but much more. Today, there are too many unknowns about this technique to apply it to the germline of humans and other species. All different, but fascinating, exciting, sexy and above all optimistic about very advanced humanoid civilization, although the culture is categorically not simply us in the future.
Gene Wolfe - Wikipedia
This is my favourite Iain M Banks book by light years. Some Slavers that have lost all their family rather than committing suicide will decide to protect the whole Slaver species. The novel is based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus. After giving up her newborn for adoption, Grace is interested in finding her own biological mother. I read this when I was a young angst ridden sixteen year old and fell in love with it.
Until we know the full consequences of gene editing, it would be a huge mistake to use it to modify the germline. Scientists can already modify the genome of disease-carrying insects. A good SF novel should be, above all things, a good novel. A compelling glance into the future for our technological, alienated, schizoid species. Most SF, let's be honest, borrows its toys from other SF under a fair-use policy; the best definition of 'Hard' SF opposes it to 'easy' which is basically collage.
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