Thursday, 11 August 2011

The Time Will Come #23

Jodie over at Books for Company is hosting a Thursday meme.  It's really easy to join in.  Here's what you have to do:
  • Pick a book from your bookshelf that you've had for a while and really can't wait to read, but haven't managed to get to yet.
  • Put the details on your blog and head back over to Jodie's blog to fill in the Mr Linky.
  • Go and visit some other bloggers who are joining in.
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HELIX by J.L. Bryan

In the 28th century, humans inhabit more than a thousand self-contained orbital colonies in the near reaches of the solar system. Billions of colonists follow the religious teachings of the Aescelan, priests who promote managed evolution and control their followers' reproduction through genetic engineering. 

Nicholas Vermeer is the perfect citizen of prosperous New Amsterdam colony: junior police officer, devoted Temple member, soon to be a father. But when he and his wife visit the priests to design their first child, his wife dies in a shocking attack on the Temple, carried out by half-human monsters. 

His unauthorized investigation draws him into the shadows of a brewing war among the Aescelan priesthood, the United Nations government of Earth, and the cyber-industrial corporate giant Triod Industries, all of them vying for dominance of the unruly colonies. 

The Aescelan priests have secretly and illegally spawned experimental new forms of humanity, and the creations are rebelling against their masters. Nicholas finds among these monstrous "chimeras" the truth about his wife's death, the priesthood's centuries-long manipulation of the human genome, and their dark designs for the future of the human species.

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Another great book I really want to get to soon.  I love the cover on this one and the synopsis sounds very tempting.


Mel said...

I keep meaning to pick up one of JL Bryan's books as they do intrigue me - and I love some of his guest posts I've read across the blogsophere. Good choice!

Kate said...

Ooooh, sounds good :) I haven't seen this one before but I might give it ago when I've read your review... however far away that is :)

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Probably next year Kate lol, but I am really looking forward to it!

SarahS said...

It sounds like a good book, I'm going to have to add it to my TBR Pile! C:

BooksforCompany said...

Ohh this sounds so good! =)
Haven't heard of it before.