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Score: 7.8/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 11 - BIOS
Written by Robert Charles Wilson

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It is the 23rd century. Interstellar travel is possible, but colossally expensive, so humankind's efforts are focused on the only nearby Earth-like world. Isis is rich with plant and animal life. but every molecule of it is spectacularly toxic to humans. The whole planet is a permanent Hot Zone.

Zoe Fisher was born to explore Isis. Literally. She has been cloned and genetically engineered to face its terrors. But there are secrets implanted within her that not even she suspects - and the planet itself contains revelations that will change our understanding of life in the universe.

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 1st of August, 2003

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This Review: 7.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 6 out of 10
Score 7 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 8 out of 10

The second book by this inspired author, BIOS is captivating both in its simplicty of story elements, and complexity of plot as a whole. With the typically unexpected twist at the end, this book still leaves plenty for the reader to 'click together' for themselves as the climax approaches, making the trick ending predictable overall, yet surprising in details.

The characters of this story are alive, in a very real sense, as you read. Their reactions to the situations around them are plausible without being too predictable, giving the reader the feeling that this could indeed be what our future holds. The self-centered administration caste scheme with typically human short-sightedness, causing all sorts of mayhem and confusion. The scientific and exploration teams behave with equal levels of curiosity and caution, yet still end up in the direst of trouble because of the upper castes refusal to accept the truth and seek assistance. This story is a mirror on our society's trend towards expansion and self-destruction.
Having picked this book up in a 'bargain bin' at a nearby Whitcoulls store, I was surprised to find myself enthralled by it, intrigued by it's plot twists and assumed technologies, and most shocking of all, wishing I had paid more than $4.95 for it, to reflect it's value as quality literature.

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