A deeper sea

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W. Morrow & Company, 1992 - Fiction - 360 pages
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The year is 2015 - and Ilya Sergeiivich Stasov, a colonel of the newly rebonded Russian Reorganized Republic, is in command of an underfunded dolplin research center. Driven by an overpowering sense of his own destiny and an obsessive need to reestablish ancient links with the intelligent sea-dwelling mammals, he pushes his experiments far beyond the limits of ethical science. Until one shocking act of cruelty brings astonishing results - and the barriers impeding human/delphine communication are broken down...forever. Five years later, the world's superpowers are at war - and Stasov has transformed his dolphins into deadly armored cyborgs designed to wreak havoc on the ocean-going vessels of his nation's enemies. But his control over the events he has set in motion is rapidly eroding. For the dolphins have their own agenda that transcends the petty hostilities and self-serving greed of human beings - leaving a guilt-stricken Ilya Stasov to suffer the torments of doubt and damnation in an altered reality...and ultimately rocketing him toward the stars. A masterwork of exhilarating intelligence and breathtaking vision, A DEEPER SEA Firmly places AIexander Jablokov in the upper echelon of science fiction luminaries. This brilliant and important novel of ideas and stunning imagination explores questions of duty, science, faith, love, morality and mortality...and speculates on humankind's future role in a dangerous predatory universe.

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Well, this was a very interesting premise for a book - sort of a darker version of Grimwood's _Into The Deep_. The dolphins were certainly not cute and cuddly. It was a rather grim, but fascinating story. As it moved through time, it was a bit... abrupt. The story didn't flow all that smoothly, but it certainly was interesting. Although, Jablokov's 2015 was not remotely similar to Back to the Future Part II's 2015 - not a hoverboard or flying car in sight! 


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Jablokov is a full-time writer with a background in engineering and the arts. He lives with his wife and son.

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