The Meek

The Meek

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by Scott Mackay
     
 

The future of humanity depends on the asteroid Ceres, where children can grow up in Earth-normal gravity. But when an engineering crew lands on Ceres, they realize that they are not alone-and not welcome...  See more details below

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The future of humanity depends on the asteroid Ceres, where children can grow up in Earth-normal gravity. But when an engineering crew lands on Ceres, they realize that they are not alone-and not welcome...

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Globe and Mail
Stunning.
Locus
[Mackay] writes with impressive grace and clarity.
New York Times Book Review
Provocative.
Washington Post
Fast-paced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451458230
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/10/2001
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.92(d)

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The Meek 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the distant future, earthlings have colonized the moon and Mars by living in burrows beneath the surface. Scientists have genetically engineered infants so that they can begin living on the planet surface. However, the scientists never expected that the ¿Orphans¿ would turn into aggressive, destructive beings. Their behavior forces the decision to transport the Orphans to the asteroid Ceres in the hope that the scientists there can find away to wipe out the destructive impulses.

The experiment fails and in desperation the asteroid colony of Vesta unleashes weapons of mass destruction to kill the Orphans. Three decades later, the Vestans want to reclaim Ceres. They send an exploratory force to the asteroid. To their shock, they find 600,000 Meeks, descendants of the Orphans, living in hiding on the world. Old fears take over and the Vestans plan to destroy THE MEEK, who has plans of their own to save their race.

THE MEEK is a dynamic complex science fiction thriller that centers on ethics and justice involving genetically engineered beings. This battle occurs on massive and individual levels as Meeks and purebred humans encounter one another. Scott Mackay toasts the optimistic inevitability of the human spirit with a culturally shocking and disturbing, but quite enjoyable novel.

Harriet Klausner