ONLINE ARCHIVE OF SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE
DONATION | MUSEUM | IMPRINT        
               EDITED BY TOMMI BREM
 
LAST UPDATE: 02.11.2007               
 
Cloned Lives at Houdini Nation

Condition: ok
CLONED LIVES
____________________________________________

ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Cloned Lives
© 1976

____________________________________________

AUTHOR(S):

       SARGENT, PAMELA
____________________________________________

PUBLISHER:

       FAWCETT

ISBN: 449 03529 150
YEAR: 1976
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
____________________________________________

TRANSLATOR(S):


-
____________________________________________

COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       unbekannt
Content

Cloned Lives tells the story of the five clones Edward, James, Michael, Kira und Albert.

The cloning experiment takes place, after a twenty year moratorium that banned reserach in a number of scientific fields, is over.

Because of his good charakter, Paul Swenson is picked as cell donor by a fellow scientist.

The experiment is sucessful, only one of the embryos dies in the artificial womb, one of the two female embryos. Which redices the number of female protagonists to one.

Each of the clones is being introduced and followed closely in one chapter, so the reader can follow their development. How does it feel to grow up, closely observed by a critical public? How does it feel, if the cell donor is being accused of being a complete egomaniac? And how does the charakter of the one cell donor translate to five clones?

It is a very good read that has kept a lot of its relevance, simply because today, more than 30 years later, human beings still have not been cloned ...
___________________________________________

© TOMMI BREM 2009