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   Survivors, The, by Derek Laurens  
  Novel, first publication in July 2008
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      Mr. Laurens' new premier novel will evoke much nostalgia for science-fiction fans who were children of the 1960's and avid fans of the original Star Trek television series and voracious readers of science-fiction by grand masters the likes of Robert A. Heinlein and Poul Anderson. Still, the author has breathed ample originality into The Survivors, a rather cutting-edge technological and social science-fiction work which delves into highly relevant contemporary issues confronting modern man including genetic enhancement of human lifespan, creation of new life from existing life via advanced genetic engineering procedures, "cellular regeneration" of damaged human tissues, and changing sexual mores evolving alternative lifestyles including "polyamory" communities. While tastefully written, The Survivors does contain some scenes of rather shocking violence and explicit sexuality. When the novel is optioned for a movie (and it will be), rest assured that the film will carry an "R" rating.

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  • Genetic Engineering/manipulation - Bio-engineering

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