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Nae-Nee - Birth Control: Infallible, with Nanites and Convenience for All [NOOK Book]

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Nae-Née posits a world not unlike our own, as it confronts the major taboo of our time: the conflict between human overpopulation and the human desire to pass on one’s DNA and culture, and to rest assured that the next generation will care for the previous one and continue all that matters to it.

Our planet’s ecosystem is being stressed past capacity to the brink of collapse...
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Nae-Nee - Birth Control: Infallible, with Nanites and Convenience for All

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Overview

Nae-Née posits a world not unlike our own, as it confronts the major taboo of our time: the conflict between human overpopulation and the human desire to pass on one’s DNA and culture, and to rest assured that the next generation will care for the previous one and continue all that matters to it.

Our planet’s ecosystem is being stressed past capacity to the brink of collapse due to biodiversity loss, rising sea levels, floods, droughts, overdependence on fossil fuels, and the climate changes that drive all that.

In short, the human species is in dire trouble due to overpopulation – its own.

No one seems remotely inclined to sacrifice any comfort or control over their habits in order to save the environment and ultimately their own future existence, happiness or sense of purpose.

But there is a significant difference: nanite technology has advanced sufficiently to be of actual, practical use to physicians and scientists.

Nae-Née is a safe, reliable, user-friendly form of birth control. It is a microscopic device made of nanites – little robots. It contains a life-time supply of super-concentrated RU486, which the device releases whenever it detects a rise in hormones that indicates a fertilized embryo is about to implant itself.

All that the inventors – a husband-and-wife team – wanted was a convenient device that would prevent pregnancy every time without constantly pumping a woman’s body full of artificial hormones. Its name literally translates as “not born” and was chosen by Avril, the wife, to reflect her husband’s Scottish background and her own French ancestry. The story is told from Avril's point of view, a woman with Asperger's and a professor of women's medical history.

The world’s leaders have decided to make it the duty of every human being to participate in a bold new world policy, and they have drafted a treaty at the United Nations, and every nation has agreed to sign onto it. This is done on a date that doom-sayers have anticipated with predictions of various – and often unrelated – dire consequences: December 21, 2012. Under the terms of the treaty, all women must have a government-registered Nae-Née device.

Henceforth, every birth of any new human being must be licensed, and not everyone who wants a license to reproduce shall be granted one.

The novel is followed by a comprehensive and extensive bibliography that acts as a case file on global warming and human overpopulation, presented as being taken from Avril’s research files…and the news articles in it are non-fiction, from well-respected sources.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015142686
  • Publisher: QueenBeeEdit
  • Publication date: 8/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephanie C. Fox, J.D. is a historian, writer, and editor. She is a graduate of William Smith College and of the University of Connecticut School of Law. She runs an editing service called QueenBeeEdit, which caters to politicians, scientists, and others. Stephanie has written about other topics, including Asperger’s, the global financial meltdown, and travelogue of trips to Kuwait and Hawai'i.

Her areas of interest include – but are not limited to – herstory, history, biographies, women’s studies, science fiction, environmental studies and environmental law, international relations, Asperger’s, and cats. She is currently at work on co-authoring the political memoir of an Iranian woman Reformist politician.

Stephanie has spent time in Manhattan, Hawai'i, France, England, Venice, and Kuwait. She loves cats and worries about the future of our planet.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Anyone who enjoyed Barbara Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior&qu

    Anyone who enjoyed Barbara Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior" will enjoy this novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Nae-Nee - Birth Control: Infallible, with Nanites and Convenienc

    Nae-Nee - Birth Control: Infallible, with Nanites and Convenience for All, is one of the scariest books I`ve read in a long time, combining elements of George Orwell, Adolus Huxley and Stephen King into a terrifying view of the future. Ms Fox brilliantly integrates evolving advances in biomedical science with potentially catastrophic trends related to mushrooming population growth to produce a real page-turner. Against an increasing bleak background of resource depletion, social chaos and resource depletion, an increasingly powerful coalition of global authorities enacts a compulsory population control program enforced by nanotechnology. The ultimate outcome for human society is a shift in the definition of what it means to be human and a triumph of secular technocracy as the dominant social paradigm of our species. This is a powerful and very dark piece of literature - recommended for reading only by the strong of heart!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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