Accidental Creatures

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Macmillan, May 15, 1998 - Fiction - 286 pages
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Anne Harris returns with an outstanding look at the near future. Never before has her technological insight been so acute, or her portrayal of sex and gender issues more startling or insightful.

A bio-technology corporation has created a new species, intelligent, four-armed, humanoid "tetras" who can live in the vats in which "the company" grows biopolymers. Both the tetras and the human vat-divers they were created to replace are at the mercy of vicious corporate politics. But soon the victims become the aggressors, and something amazing, a transcendent change, occurs not only in their lives, but throughout the world. Anne Harris has created an extraordinary, breathtaking vision of the future.
 

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ACCIDENTAL CREATURES

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With the collapse of the motor industry, the car plants of Detroit became GeneSys's Vattown; here, vatdivers harvest valuable biopolymers from huge vats but are forced to work in diving suits that ... Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE A NEW AND CLOUDY SKY
11
1 MOTOR CITY REQUIEM
17
2 THE ODD MARK
27
3 LAND OF THE GIANTS
46
4 FIVE HANDS
53
5 WRONGED BY GOD
70
6 A DAY IN THE LIFE
79
7 THE DEATH OF ADA CHICHELSKI
94
13 TRUE NATURE
157
14 THE GENESYS MAN
161
15 RIOT
172
16 I CAN TAKE YOU THERE
182
17 CORPORATE ANIMAL
198
18 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
206
19 SPEAKING IN TONGUES
222
20 DAUGHTERS OF THE VOID
233

8 INEXPLICABLE JOY
105
9 SHIVERS OF GLASS
111
10 ANCESTOR EYES
128
11 THE HABIT OF AIR
134
12 CREATION STORY
146
21 VIEW FROM THE TOP
249
22 THE GONGING OF EXTINCTION
262
23 GENESYS UNBOUND
275
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
287
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About the author (1998)

Anne Harris won the 1999 Spectrum Award for her novel, Accidental Creatures. Her previous novel, The Nature of Smoke, was praised as "an impressive debut" by Publishers Weekly. She lives in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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