Review: Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Genesis by Bernard Becket
Genesis by Bernard Becket

Bernard Beckett
Harcourt, 2009

Genesis is a book that I’d actually prefer to have Mr. I’m-working-on-my-genetics-PhD-and-Don’t-post-anymore Rick read and review as, besides being a piece of rather entertaining fiction, takes the form of a Socratic dialogue on the nature of life, artificial or otherwise, that is more directly pertinent to his chosen profession.  Instead you get me and why I’ll can’t comment in any authoritative matter on the scientific and ethical underpinnings of the arguments the main character Anaxamander (Anax for short) makes I can tell you that the entire process feels smooth, natural, and makes for an impressively compelling read.

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