Blood Music (Gollancz S.F.)
by Greg Bear
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575081093
Date: 02 August 2007 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Greg Bear's Blood Music won both the Hugo and Nebula awards back in the mid 80s. Gollancz reissue it in their Future Classics series with an eye-catching new jacket design.
"The award winning tale of the inevitable take-over of our society by a benign, intelligent scientific experiment gone awry. In the tradition of the greatest cyberpunk novels, Blood Music explores the imminent destruction of mankind and the fear of mass destruction by technological advancements. Blood Music follows present-day events in which the fears concerning the nuclear annihilation of the world subsided after the Cold War and the fear of chemical warfare spilled over into the empty void of nuclear fear. An amazing breakthrough in genetic engineering made by Vergil Ulam is considered too dangerous for further research, but rather than destroy his work, he injects himself with his creation and walks out of his lab, unaware of just quite how his actions will change the world. Author Greg Bears treatment of the traditional tale of scientific hubris is both suspenseful and a compelling portrait of a new intelligence emerging amongst us, irrevocably changing our world."