Dale Cozort lives in a college town near Chicago with his wife, daughter, three cats and a lot of books. Dale is a computer programmer and teacher as well as a long-time science fiction fan. He has a huge and diverse range of interests, ranging from computers and history to martial arts. He loves animals and did a stint as a foster home for orphan Samoyeds. He has spent his last three summers perfecting his craft under instructors like science fiction grand master James Gunn and Nebula winner Kij Johnson.
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on July 09, 2011 :
An interesting read, particularly to see some emerging sci-fi themes in the sample chapters, but the formatting doesn't always come out well on the Kindle.
I enjoyed the speculation around evolutionary selection pressures on mankind moving forward. As noted in the magazine, for hundreds of thousands of years selection pressure has come from diseases like smallpox and environmental/competitive pressures but these have all ground to a halt in the last century!!!
It is fascinating to think about what shape natural section will take for homo sapiens moving forward. I won't spoil the possibilities put forward, but I will add that some of these are fleeting in terms of evolutionary time but that may not mean they're not influential, they may turn out to be catalysts for rapid change. And then there's the prospect of artificial selection as well.
All in all, it's a thought provoking concept, and that's the essence of good science fiction, something that makes us think.
(review of free book)