Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Thirteen-year-old Darci Murlowe had never before questioned the wisdom of genetic engineering, the cornerstone of the Bio Union's society and government. After all, it made it possible for scientists to correct diseases and defects in embryos. And for the more privileged it was also possible to recombine genetic material from several embryos to create children with certain traits. Now, though, Darci wonders what the point of her life is. If everything has been mapped out in her DNA, what surprises could possibly await her? Is there anything more to Darci Murlowe than a "pasted-up concoction" of her parents' wishes?Darci's dread of a predictable life is soon overshadowed by real fear, when she comes face to face with the Bio Union's most shocking capital crime -- a crime for which she is both the evidence and the criminal. But even as her life is threatened, she is liberated by a dawning awareness of the intangible thing that transcends her genetic profile: a soul.In this provocative, original novel, Kathryn Lasky explores the ethics of genetic engineering, the meaning of DNA, and the grace and wonder of the human soul. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In 3038, thirteen-year-old Darci uncovers an underground movement to save the human race from genetic enhancement technology.
Rezension: Thirteen-year-old Darci lives in a future of near genetic perfection. In the year 3028, gene research has reached such heights that terminal diseases no longer exist and celebrated scientists and artists are chosen for "umbellation," or cloning, so that their great brains can live on forever. In Darci's society, genetic laws are made by the Bio Union, a governmental agency that closely tracks all genetic research and severely punishes those who dare to commit the worst crime of all: illegal umbellation. Despite all this, Darci's life is a normal one, if not somewhat boring. After all, she knows all of her traits intimately--she has extensively studied her own DNA and that of her family. What fascinates her is the past, when life wasn't so predictable, "a time of cripples and geniuses ... a time of grace and mystery when not all could be controlled and not all known." Darci soon discovers that she herself has been cloned. Not knowing if or when she will be found out, Darci fears for her life and wonders for the first time about the meaning behind a long-extinct word: soul.
With Star Split, author Kathryn Lasky makes a dramatic departure from her usual historical-fiction fare. Though the story has a few unexplained holes--mostly due to the complicated scientific nature of the setting--Lasky's plot is so thought-provoking that teens won't be able to put it down until Darci's fate is decided. This is an excellent book for teens dealing with the implications of a new millennium. (Ages 12 to 15) --Jennifer Hubert
Buchbeschreibung Hyperion, N . Y., 1999. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Cover Art (illustrator). X-Library - 1st. X-Library with normal flaws with mylar cover.The hard cover and the jacket has very light shefl wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MY 16727
Buchbeschreibung Disney-Hyperion. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0786824018I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Disney-Hyperion. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0786824018I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Disney-Hyperion. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0786824018 100% satisfaction money back guarantee library book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU005864
Buchbeschreibung New York, New York, U.S.A.: Hyperion, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition... An attractive, near fine to fine copy in a fine minus, mylar protected DJ. 1st edition; Small amount of wear to DJ spine ends. 8vo., 203 pages. 0.0 0.0 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 19743
Buchbeschreibung Hyperion, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Cloth Hardback. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition. 203pp In 3038, thirteen-year old Darci uncovers an underground movement to save the human race from genetic enhancement technology". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 64845
Buchbeschreibung Hyperion, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0786824018
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Buchbeschreibung Disney-Hyperion, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020786824018
Buchbeschreibung Hyperion, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0786824018