The Genehunter: The Complete Casebook

The Genehunter: The Complete Casebook

by Simon Kewin

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BN ID: 2940044560239
Publisher: Simon Kewin
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,506
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

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.

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The Genehunter: The Complete Casebook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LongDogMomSS More than 1 year ago
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!