Chimera [NOOK Book]

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From the author of Dogland and Elsewhere, a dark new vision of the future of gene-splicing and artificial intelligence.

Will Shetterly has created a dark and intriguing future for this novel, a world of genetic engineering and cloning where human and animal genes can be melded to create chimeras, more often referred to as critters. These beings are human, for all practical ...
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Overview

From the author of Dogland and Elsewhere, a dark new vision of the future of gene-splicing and artificial intelligence.

Will Shetterly has created a dark and intriguing future for this novel, a world of genetic engineering and cloning where human and animal genes can be melded to create chimeras, more often referred to as critters. These beings are human, for all practical purposes. They think, they feel, they love, and they dream. But they still have some of the qualities of the animals that they are bred from.

Most importantly, they are not granted the rights of humans. They are property. Slavery has been revived in America.

But there is also a movement for Abolition, for the granting of legal rights to chimeras. Zoe Domingo is a jaguar-woman, created to be a sex-slave. Instead, she became the property of an abolitionist, and was freed, though she remained as her former owners companion. But on a trip to Los Angeles, Zoes mentor is murdered under violent and mysterious circumstances, and Zoe is accused of the crime.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016514666
  • Publisher: CatYelling
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 371,752
  • File size: 533 KB

Meet the Author

Will Shetterly is the author of Elsewhere, Dogland, and other books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    Chimera by Will Shetterly

    Chimera by Will Shetterly, Published by Tor Books. Copyright 2000. This book is set in the style of a fifties dime novel. It is about Chase 'Max' Maxwell a private detective who is on the case for a Chimera. This is a person who is part animal. The book takes place in the future in California. This book is the story of Max and a Chimera named Zoe. She comes to Max for help to find out who killed the woman who was taking care of her. Along the way Max gets killed and brought back to life, he goes into an internment camp to save Zoe, and they confront robotic Artificial Intelligence. I really liked this book alot. It had alot of good imagery and really keeps your attention. This book is a must have for people who like science fiction. I highly reccomend it.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Enjoyable science fiction mystery

    Private detective Chase 'Max' Maxwell was doing his usual losing a bundle of money while gambling when Zoe Domingo entered the casino. She informs him that she has need of a sleuth so he grabs her cash and watch to call his hand, but loses anyway. To his shock, Max learns from a sniffing chimera that his client is part human and part jaguar, making her a chimera too. Since these genetically engineered critters have no rights beyond that of a slave they cannot hire humans, but Zoe insists her former master, abolitionist Janna Gold freed her. <P>Someone killed Janna and the police believe that someone is Zoe. She wants Max to prove her innocence because she insists the robo-cops murdered her liberator. The investigation quickly turns ugly and soon everyone chases after Max and Zoe because they want a powerful earring that Janna gave to her. With no place to hide or run, Max and Zoe are in deep trouble. If they somehow live, they probably will spend a few decades in jail. <P>CHIMERA is dark science fiction novel that uses genetic engineering to tell a human rights story. The story line is faster than a speeding rocket ship and loaded with excitement yet allows room for the human rights element to flourish without slowing down the pace. Max is a classic hard-boiled detective placed in a future world and Zoe is his femme fatale though reengineered. Readers who enjoy science fiction mysteries will believe Will Sletterly¿s latest tale, CHIMERA, is simply out of this world. <P>Harriet Klausner

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