Breed to Come

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Penguin Group USA, 2001 - Fiction
A powerful virus that is destructive to the human inhabitants of a planet turns its animal population into highly intelligent life forms.

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I read this in grade school and finally found it again after not remembering the title of it for 9 years. Needless to say I was ecstatic. I still need to read it again though, but I don't have to rush because I now own my very own copy of my favorite book.
The quote in the front of the book about the relationship between Mother Nature and mankind has stayed with me all these years.
 

About the author (2001)

Born Alice Mary Norton on February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio, she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton in 1934. She attended the Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) for a year then took evening courses in journalism and writing that were offered by Cleveland College, the adult division of the same university. Norton was a librarian for the Cleveland Library System then a reader at Gnome Press. After that position, she became a full-time writer. She is most noted for writing fantasy, in particular the Witch World series. Her first book The Prince of Commands was published in 1934. Other titles include Ralestone Luck, Magic in Ithkar, Voorloper, Uncharted Stars, The Gifts of Asti and All Cats are Gray. She also wrote under the pen names Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston She was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy and the Nebula Grand Master Award. She has also received a Phoenix Award for overall writing achievement, a Jules Verne Award, and a Science Fiction Book Club Book of the Year Award for her title The Elvenbane. In 1997 she was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. She died on March 17, 2005.

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