- Gebundene Ausgabe: 208 Seiten
- Verlag: Tor Books (November 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 031286857X
- ISBN-13: 978-0312868574
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22 x 14,7 x 2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 7 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.682.084 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
BIOS: A Novel of Planetary Exporation (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – November 1999
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In the 22nd century, humanity discovers life on an extrasolar planet, Isis: life that is lush, beautiful--and deadly. The least molecule of Isian biology kills humans painfully and horribly. Zoe Fisher has been born and bred--cloned and genetically engineered--to explore Isis. But Isis has secrets undiscovered by humanity, and Zoe herself contains secrets known only to the political powers that created her. And an act of biomedical sabotage has changed Zoe in unknown ways.
Robert Charles Wilson is the author of Science Fiction Chronicle's Best SF Novel of 1998, bestselling Darwinia, also the Aurora Award winner and Nebula and Hugo Award finalist. With Bios, Wilson has created a hard-SF novel rich in great ideas, strong writing, and the classic sense of wonder, a work that stays true to the implications of its frightful biology. --Cynthia Ward
"Wilson's most tightly constructed pure adventure tale to date."--"Locus" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Permit me to gush,I think this novel is brilliant. With Wilson it all comes down to endings. In a few delicate strokes, and on a few pages, he has the artist's ability to paint something geniunely beautiful and moving. What a gorgeous universe he delivers! A wonderful rendering of speculative metaphysics in fiction, to boot. I so enjoyed the motif of life 'descending'(falling?) to earth and becoming corrupted. The earth and humans cut off from LIFE are in a cosmic prison house, so very gnostic and reminiscent of Lurianic Kabbalah.
I just wanted to say how grateful I am to have met Robert Charles Wilson at a Borders book signing in Farmington Michigan. It ranks as one of the top ten great conversations of my life.
(And if you need anyone to read works in progress mail away!)
Sincere thanks to RCW for his work. My life is better for having encountered your stories.
Like Darwinia, around the middle of the book you start to realize there's a much larger conspiracy going on, but unlike Darwinia, the two halves flow together easily.
There was a lot of emotional intensity in this book, and it had a very satisfying ending. I thouroughly enjoyed it.
Despite its flaws Bios manages to collect a rather unhealthy attention. I suppose one who likes what is dubbed "hard science fiction" may also like this forever cold iceberg.
This first foray into hard, space oriented themes is well plotted and realised. It tastes like bittersweet chocolate. The themes are fairly straightforward and humanely presented.
The only quibble with the book is that it is a bit choppy and underdeveloped. The underlying essence of the book has been done before by the two previous authors, however, Robert Charles Wilson has given it an acrid uniqueness. Overall, an excellent book meriting a four star rating. I've given it five to counter-balance the unmerited one star review.
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Wilson's first off-Earth novel (as far as I know)and a fascinating exploration of the themes of communication and isolation. Loved it. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 30. November 1999 veröffentlicht
I could not get through Darwinia. And Bios, when it was all said and done, had no purpose. The text of both books are repetitive. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 28. November 1999 von Dwwade