Some secrets are best left buried...
Simms is a genehunter, paid to track down the DNA of the famous and infamous of history for his clients' private collections. What they do with the DNA isn't his problem - even if they are using it to create illegal clones.
He walks a line, pulled in many different directions at once. The law, competing genehunters, ex-lovers, religious nuts and anti-genehunter crazies. But when he starts to work the Boneyard case he discovers that, sometimes, you have to decide which side of the line you're on.
And when he starts to uncover the truth of his own origins he begins to question everything he is and does...
A future noir cyberpunk novel set on an Earth slowly going to hell. The Genehunter follows the adventures of Simms, genetic detective and all-round nice guy. Originally published as a series of five linked novellas: The Wrong Tom Jacks, The Zombies of Death, The Clone Who Didn't Know, A Soldier of Megiddo and Boneyard. With added bonus material: The World of Simms (characters and organisations of the Genehunter universe) and 22nd Century Genie (the original Simms short story).
Contains strong language.
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About the Author
Fantasy/SciFi writer, author of over 100 published short stories, quite a lot of poetry and the novels Engn, The Genehunter and the Cloven Land fantasy trilogy. Short stories have appeared in Analog, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Dark Expanse and many more. Member of the British Fantasy Society. Indie author (through Stormcrow Books), also signed to Curiosity Quills as a novelist.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this ebook as a free giveaway in exchange for an honest review and I just finished reading it last night. In a nutshell, I loved it!!! The premise was fascinating - a DNA detective who hunts down and acquires DNA samples of famous people (usually rock stars) for collectors, a Genehunter, or Genie for short. The book is set in the future and cloning has become something of an illegal hobby for the rich and bored. They acquire the DNA of someone famous and clone them for their personal Zoo. Sometimes the cloning goes wrong and the clones are discarded. If they are lucky they wind up in a refuge, a place where they can be safe. Some are rescued and liberated by activist groups who are against the collection of DNA and what is essentially the buying and selling of human beings as if they are property. The main character, Simms, is a Genehunter who sees no problem with what he does for a living until he gets caught up in the middle of a mysterious mess between opposing forces of a regulating government agency, a fanatical religious cult and an activist group of which his former girlfriend, and the love of his lire, is now a member. It's a fast-paced gritty novel in the style of Charlie Huston and Richard Kadrey, both authors I also enjoy. Lots of twists and turns and surprises that the reader uncovers along with Simms that forces new perspectives and moral questions. I'm not usually a science fiction reader, but this book was really excellent and pulled me in from the first page and did not let go. Simon Kewin is a good writer and future world he presents feels real and believable. An excellent read and highly recommended!