by Tony Bertauski


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Halfskin by Tony Bertauski

Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier.

We become better.

At what point are we no longer human?

Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he's not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human. Halfskins have no legal rights and will have their biomites shutdown. It's not called murder, merely deactivation.

Cali Richards has been Nix's legal guardian since their parents died. She has lost far too many people in her life to let the government take Nix. She is a nanobiometric engineer and will discover how to hide him. But even brilliance can succumb to the pressure of suffering. And technology can't cure insanity.

Cali and Nix keep a slippery grip on reality as they elude a maniacal federal agent dedicated to saving humanity from what he calls 'The Biomite Plague'.

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ISBN-13: 9781481196598
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2012
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Halfskin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely fell in love with this book. The author really captures your attention! I couldnt put it down. Ill definitly be checking out the authors other works
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
820 pages. I loved this book! Got it last night, just finished it. It grabs you in right away and holds on till the end. Fast moving. It barely lets go. I highly recommend this book, I am planning on checking this author out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and thought provoking. With technology and medicine combing to enhance human performance, replace defects and repair injuries with synthetic cells that reproduce, at what point are you no longer human? Or are you still human even if you are 100 % biomites? I highly recommend this book to everyone. This may be our future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this series has great potential. But this prequel jumps around so much, it left me largely confused.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating premise, and good fo?low through I enjoyed these glimpses of the Half skin reality. Will read the whole series next. This short volume is more of a teaser than a book. But I did enjoy it!
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Read it in one night. Could not put it down. Very original story. Loved everything about this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating account of what might be... and the twist at the end was heartbreaking. Already purchased the sequel 'Clay'. This is the first book I have read of Tony's but it certainly won't be the last. Very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
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Fresh, danger makes the characters desperate. What does make us "human"?
sportzmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I found this to be a realistic future story.  The author has a wonderful imagination. I am excited to see what happens in the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read the sequel.
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Did not finish - lost interest