Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BIOS by Robert Charles Wilson

BIOS is an amazing little novel published in 2000. I am amazed that I've never run across this little gem until today, but I suppose I'm not a rabid enough fan of Science Fiction. It is a deceptively small book in the mass market edition but it is thick with intrigue and interest.

The main character, Zoe Fisher, is basically born into a power struggle happening through the political sphere of her paternal community -- but she has bigger things going on than just that. Thrust into the political and real wilderness of a new planet, Isis, to test out some new technology. She finds herself embroiled in some very strange, and very personal, events that eventually tease out a very romantic, and endearing set of characters.

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