Reminds me of John Sharrow from Gemmel's Jerusalem novels. Because they were genetically engineered by the government. Its got a lot going on and yet. About the same time, he published Pasquale's Angel, set in an alternative and featuring Niccolò Machiavegli and as major characters. Africa is the playground of transnationals and local warlords and, despite worldwide bans, genetic experiments have transformed the landscape.
Et si j'en dis plus, je dépasserai les spoilers admissibles. Je dois dire que cet aspect, ainsi que l'écriture assez froide de l'auteur, m'ont conduit à une lecture prudente, au ralenti comme sur une piste de brousse de ce roman épais et complexe. But the world we are taken to here - in which the products of genetic engineering have escaped from the laboratory and all control - has a clammy reality that makes Michael Crichton's speculations seem unpersuasive. To view it, Picked up on a whim, whilst popping into stourport library. Nicholas Hyde is investigating a reported massacre in a remote corner of the Congo when his team is attacked by a band of fierce apelike creatures, possibly the result of illegal genetic experimentation on chimpanzees. Why don't we get more information on how the plagues have ravaged Africa and how the rest of the world let it happen? But also heading for the Dead Zone is the American mercenary, Cody Corbin. We were left with the two who survived the book--and he threw in a quick sexual encounter before the last of the others were killed.
The team is ambushed, and small, ape-like creatures - pale, fierce, and preternaturally strong - slaughter most of the group in a matter of minutes. The action and suspense are taut from the very beginning and never let up - I did not find any part of the more than 500-page tale to be boring or unnecessary, and would have gladly read more had the author written it. Though more complex than necessary, this novel serves as a powerful warning about the sinister possibilities inherent in genetic engineering. The Congo, roughly thirty years from now. I don't even know why I finished it.
The cover-up seems to originate inside Obligate, the company that effectively owns the Congo. Une partie de cet aspect provient de la construction même du roman : Nick va se mettre à la recherche de la vérité dans une Afrique où elle est beaucoup plus variable que dans notre vieille Europe. Nicholas Hyde, a volunteer working with a humanitarian charity in Africa, is part of a team which is ambushed by small, ape-like creatures - pale, fierce and preternaturally strong - who slaughter most of the group in a matter of minutes. Hélas, le succès n'est pas forcément au rendez-vous, car dans le même temps l'auteur essaye de dresser un portrait réaliste de l'Afrique, ce qui nuit malheureusement aux visées scientifiques de cet ouvrage. I remember I was in ep48, starting the chapter, I just yelled and ask what is happening in this book? I was initially intrigued by the science, but really got hooked on the characters and was anxious to see how the tale played out for each of them.
But it does feel rather mechanical. I guess this doesn't deserve any anyways -. But Pandora's-Box science is only one of the fish that McAuley is frying here. Various organizations are working inside Africa and its with one of them that former British Army soldier Nick Hyde is involved with when he's witness and survivor to everyone around him getting killed by a group of fast-moving intelligent apes that also appear to understand how to use firearms. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.
Shell-shocked and angry, Nicholas refuses to cooperate. I got 122 pages in and just couldn't finish it. McAuley has also used biotechnology and nanotechnology themes in near-future settings. He then has to out the secretive organisation that is responsibile for them and have a few battles along the way. I mean I did enjoy it while I was reading it, despite the fact the at least a third of this book could have been cut out I'm talking about all the description of things that did not neeed to be described and also about the terrible thing the author kept doing - repeating the whole names of the people - like what the hell was that Mr. It is a 21st Century re-working of Heart of Darkness where everything has gone wrong in the near future - Plastic Disease, gene mutations and all out war. There's also a band of mercenaries led by a racist, religious nut roaming around just for a change of pace here and there.
But even the atrocities he has already witnessed cannot prepare him for the terrifying secrets he uncovers on his journey into the wrecked heart of Africa, and the birthplace of the white devils. Must have been reading a different book to me. In Africa, where civil wars rage out of control and an enormous Dead Zone stretches across the continent, transnational corporations have taken over several nations, using them to conduct experiments in genetic engineering that are illegal elsewhere. The book itself has a wonderful narrative, but the characters and the story didn't really pull me in. Paul McAuley's my idol in thriller writing. The book is science fiction: perhaps a techno-thriller, though precise I cannot be, because I don't go in for defining genres in any more detail than crime, romance, et cetera, though I believe true fans do.
The only exciting bits in this book was when the main character and his team of researchers along with military escorts from Africa encounter the 'white devils' while investigating a massacre. Or where did I get the strength to finished this crap. Clarke Award, the Philip K. What's all the stuff with engrams? Although Nick has secrets of his own to conceal, he becomes determined to uncover the origin of the mysterious creatures—-and why certain individuals will kill to bury the truth. But even the atrocities he has already witnessed cannot prepare him for the terrifying secret of the white devils. Plague, civil war, and rampant genetic engineering have spawned widespread chaos and devastation throughout Africa. Dick Award, and the John W.
Though more complex than necessary, this novel serves as a powerful warning about the sinister possibilities inherent in genetic engineering. A second strength is the adept use of science, most of which was kept relatively plausible. White Devils, once it gets going, turns out to be a man of integrity takes on big business type of thing. The setting itself is worth a look, a damaged Africa with some pretty awful landscapes and everyone inside scrambling about either trying to save it or make a buck for themselves. Book is in Used-Good condition. Why are all the characters dying? While at the massacre the team and military escorts end up becoming part of the massacred except for our main character and a government official who ends up covering up the story saying a bunch of rabid genetically altered kids attacked and killed them all.