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Amarantha: The Sequel to CRISPR Evolution

Dystopian Sci-Fi | Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Amarantha: The Sequel to CRISPR Evolution



Amarantha: The Sequel to CRISPR Evolution
By Charis Jones

Fans of Orson Scott Card, Ursula Le Guin, and Octavia Butler will love this continuing tale of what it means to be human ... and what it means to be a god.

“Sci fi that promises to reshape its genre ... it conveys the spinning sense of a future that outstrips a single existence and feels synchronously optimistic, poignant, and even celebratory.” — Reader Views

After escaping federal agents in Boston, the Wake family is living with Howard’s brother deep in the Maine woods. With a real home and room to expand, the family has added two new members—embryos created from Aurie’s eggs, in which she has awakened the god-template. For the first time...

Dystopian Sci-Fi | Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

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CRISPR Evolution

By Charis Jones

Brilliant geneticist Howard Wake has one life-defining dream: to advance human evolution, starting with his own kids. Under the radar of agencies that have outlawed all but the tamest science, he builds a tool designed to probe the darkest crypts in the human genome for buried treasure. But rousing ancient DNA from its age-old slumber is a risky undertaking. To create his children safely...

“This superb science fiction novel ... is rousing, moving, and rewarding.” — BookLife Reviews (Editor's Pick)

“A tale that provides readers with a penetrating and thought-provoking glimpse into a possible not-so-distant future.” 

— Kirkus Reviews

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Charis Jones (aka Charis Himeda, PhD) is a research professor and co-founder of Renogenyx, a company dedicated to developing treatments for Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. She won the FSHD Society's inaugural Young Investigator award, and has been interviewed by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The Boston Business Journal for engineering FSHD therapeutics using CRISPR gene modifying technology. At night, Dr. Himeda doffs her lab gloves to pen speculative fiction about renegade scientists who do things she would never dream of doing. She is a three-time winner in the PNWA literary contest, a semifinalist for the BookLife Prize, and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award and Grand Prize, the American Book Fest Best Book Awards, the Foreword INDIES Awards, the Indies Today Awards, the National Indie Excellence Awards, the Readers' Favorite Awards, and the Page Turner Awards. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of literary magazines and in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021.


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