Zombies of the gene pool

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Simon & Schuster, 1992 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Detective Jay Omega returns in an eagerly awaited second sci-fi mystery adventure that happily marks his hardcover debut in this or any other galaxy. Sharyn McCrumb, "one of the most justly celebrated mystery writers to debut in the past half dozen years" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine), won the 1988 Edgar Award for Bimbos of the Death Sun.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Here, the frisky McCrumb (If I Ever Return, Pretty Peggy-O, The Windsor Knot—both 1990), with deadpan humor and bull's-eye accuracy, skewers the science fiction genre, its eccentric authors, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - prosfilaes - LibraryThing

I read this after Bimbos of the Death Sun; unfortunately, this shows many of the flaws of Bimbos and few of the good traits. The mystery aspect of the story is if anything weaker; from the discovery ... Read full review


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Author Sharyn McCrumb was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 26, 1948. She graduated from the University of North Carolina and received an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech. Her novels primarily deal with the history and folklore of Appalachia. She has won numerous awards for her work including the Wilma Dykeman Award for Regional Historical Literature from the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Award, the Appalachian Writer of the Year Award from Shepherd College, the Chaffin Award from Morehead State University, the Plattner Award from Berea College, and two Appalachian Writer's Association's Best Appalachian Novel Awards. Also, she has been writer-in-residence at King College in Tennessee and Shepherd College in West Virginia and has lectured on her work at universities and libraries throughout the United States and Europe.

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