Germline by T. C. McCarthy audiobook

Germline

By T. C. McCarthy
Read by Donald Corren

Blackstone Publishing 9780316128186

The Subterrene War Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441793539

  • ISBN: 9781441793522

  • ISBN: 9781441793546

  • ISBN: 9781441793577

Runtime: 9.22 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Germline (n): the genetic material contained in a cellular lineage that can be passed to the next generation. Also (slang): secret military program to develop genetically engineered supersoldiers.

One hundred years from now, Russia and the United States are at odds again. This time the war has gone hot. Heavily armored soldiers battle genetically engineered troops hundreds of meters below the icy, mineral-rich mountains of Kazakhstan.

War is Oscar Wendell’s ticket to greatness. A reporter for the Stars and Stripes, he has the only one-way ticket to the front lines. The front smells of blood and fire and death—it smells like a Pulitzer.

But Kaz changes people, and the chaos of war feels a bit too much like home. Hooked on a dangerous cocktail of drugs and adrenaline, Oscar starts down a dark road that he won’t be able to turn back from.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Compelling…Recalling the work of Remarque, Willi Heinrich, and especially Michael Herr, McCarthy’s delirious narrative avoids cliché and raises intriguing questions about what it means to be human.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Brilliantly written…One of the most compelling science fiction books of the year. Germline is much more than a novel about a futuristic war.” Impact magazine
“Delivers a rapid-fire military SF adventure that explores the relationship between the runaway development of technology and biotech and the long-term consequences that ensue. Fans of military SF and science-based SF will enjoy the unusual setting and vivid battle descriptions.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: T. C. McCarthy

Author Bio: T. C. McCarthy

T. C. McCarthy earned a BA from the University of Virginia and a PhD from the University of Georgia before embarking on a career that gave him a unique perspective as a science fiction author. From his time as a patent examiner in complex biotechnology to his tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency, he has studied and analyzed foreign militaries and weapons systems. He was at the CIA during the September 11 terrorist attacks and was still there when US forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, allowing him to experience warfare from the perspective of an analyst.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 9.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English