Die Darwin-Kinder

Die Darwin Kinder In Das Darwin Virus zeichnete Greg Bear das gruselige Bild einer Menschheit die vor einem radikalen Evolutionssprung steht der die Spezies Mensch fur immer verandert In Die Darwin Kinder spinnt Bear

  • Title: Die Darwin-Kinder
  • Author: Greg Bear
  • ISBN: 9783827414847
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Das Darwin Virus zeichnete Greg Bear das gruselige Bild einer Menschheit, die vor einem radikalen Evolutionssprung steht, der die Spezies Mensch fur immer verandert In Die Darwin Kinder spinnt Bear seine provokante Geschichte der menschlichen Rasse weiter Diese geht einer ungewissen Zukunft entgegen, in der das Survival of the Fittest erstaunliche und kontroversIn Das Darwin Virus zeichnete Greg Bear das gruselige Bild einer Menschheit, die vor einem radikalen Evolutionssprung steht, der die Spezies Mensch fur immer verandert In Die Darwin Kinder spinnt Bear seine provokante Geschichte der menschlichen Rasse weiter Diese geht einer ungewissen Zukunft entgegen, in der das Survival of the Fittest erstaunliche und kontroverse Dimensionen annimmt Elf Jahre sind seit der Entdeckung eines alten Retrovirus in der menschlichen DNA vergangen, ein Retrovirus, das Mutationen im menschlichen Genom bewirkt und Tausende von genetisch veranderten Babies hervorgebracht hat Nun kommen diese andersartigen Kinder in die Adoleszenz und stehen einer Welt gegenuber, die uber ihre Existenz emport und verunsichert ist Denn diese Jugendlichen mit ihren weiterentwickelten und aussergewohnlichen Eigenschaften werden von der alten Rasse als potenzielle Krankheitsubertrager empfunden, die ihr eigenes Uberleben gefahrden Angst und Hass vor den Virus Kindern fuhren dazu, dass staatlich sanktionierte Kopfgeldjager sie jagen und man sie in speziellen Heimen, Konzentrationslagern nicht unahnlich, wegsperren lasst Doch Inseln des Widerstands formieren sich unter jenen, die nicht bereit sind, die Kinder wie Aussatzige zu behandeln Die Biologin Kaye Lang und der Archaologe Mitch Rafelson gehoren zu dieser kleinen, aber entschlossenen Minderheit Einst an der Spitze der Erforschung des SHEVA Virus, leben sie einige Jahre zuruckgezogen mit ihrer Tochter Stella Nova, einem Virus Kind, in der standigen Angst, entdeckt zu werden Als dies geschieht, wird die Familie auseinander gerissen, Mitch wird inhaftiert, Stella Nova kommt in eines der gefurchteten Heime, wo ihr einziger Trost darin besteht, dass sie endlich unter ihresgleichen ist Erst Jahre spater findet die Familie unter geanderten Vorzeichen wieder zueinander.

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    1. This duology (Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children) is what hard SF should be. It takes some really out-there science, in this case biology and evolution, adds a great story and characters you care about, and makes you really think about what could be. As a Christian who loves science and thinks that Christians who deny all evolutionary theory are off-base, I really appreciated that Bear didn't use his story to declare that there is no God and that people who believe in Him are stupid. Instead, [...]

    2. Darwin's Children was interesting with its deep philosophical questions about what it means to be human, and the author is undoubtedly talented, but I couldn't relate to the characters and I didn't really like the writing style although I liked the book's plot.

    3. Flat characters, flat story, unappealing premise the second book of Greg Bear's "Darwin's Radio" series made me question what it was exactly that I enjoyed in his first book. Part 1 of "Darwin's Children" was particularly tedious, and I had contemplated abandoning the read altogether. The drudgery of various legal proceedings and political discourses effectively eliminated any interesting character or story development. I persevered, and the novel improved slightly in parts 2 and 3.Initially, t [...]

    4. For all its trappings as a thriller that keeps the reader turning the pages this is a deeply researched science fiction tale that speculates upon the social upheaval caused by accelerated evolution. This is the sequel to the equally thrilling _Darwin's Radio_, and it is remarkable how fresh that read felt and how easy it was to get re-engaged with these characters after more than ten years reading that prequel. Taken together, the Darwin novels mix together a heady concoction of speculative biol [...]

    5. Very disappointing. Darwin's Radio was clearly an incomplete book which left me hanging, but the conclusion in Darwin's Children was not as satisfying. The book is told in three sections that each jump ahead a few years. The jumps make the story disjointed and leave cahracter's experience's glossed over and unexplained. The second section, the bulk of the book, had Kaye going from one meeting to anther spouting scientific/biological jargon that did not help me understand anything. Mitch's anthro [...]

    6. Wow. Another excellent book by Greg Bear. This guy writes about hard science in a way that keeps the reader engaged and edified, and writes scenes and characters that really resonate. He's helped in this regard by the fact that I just read Darwin's Radio a few weeks ago, and am still very familiar with the characters and situations he's building upon here. But wow. This book just flows. well though-out, intriguing and beautifully written.

    7. A seamless continuation of the previous novel "Darwin's Radio". Characterization, dialogue, and mood are strong points in these novels. They are NOT space operas. Point of view is important and Greg gives us the individual's perspective, not an omniscient explanation. The science is well researched, wish I'd discovered the "Primer on Biology" and glossary at the back of the book. Another science fiction novel with a recommended reading list.Humans and post-humans struggle to reach an understandi [...]

    8. Darwin's Children is the sequel to Darwin's Radio. As I've found with most sequels, it wasn't quite as good as the original.It was very, very good - it's just that Darwin's Radio was outstanding.This story picks up about 10 years after the first. Stella Nova is a pre-teen, gently rebellious as a result of being isolated from other "new children". The book begins with her running away from home. Much of the story is dedicated to her and her counterparts. Kaye and Christopher Dicken are back, of c [...]

    9. I enjoyed it simply as a conclusion to Darwin's Radio, but it was an awfully long conclusion concerned mostly with humanity's (or at least american's) inability to deal with change and the incredible ineptitude and corruption of our political system, while abandoning, or at least ceasing to elaborate on, the concepts explored in the first.It was a little frustrating that several of the main characters loose ends were never really wrapped up and an unexpected religious element was introduced that [...]

    10. 'Evolution is no longer just a theoryStella Nova is one of the ‘virus children’, a generation of genetically enhanced babies born a dozen years before to mothers infected with the SHEVA virus.In fact, the children represent the next great evolutionary leap and a new species of human, Homo sapiens novus, but this is officially denied. They’re gentle, charming and persuasive, possessed of remarkable traits. Nevertheless, they are locked up in special schools, quarantined from society, feared [...]

    11. Storyline: 3/5Characters: 4/5Writing Style: 3/5World: 4/5I didn't really want to read this. I was somewhat ambivalent about the first in the series, Darwin's Radio, and I really thought I'd have been happier if a sequel had not been written. The first ended with adequate closure, and the thought of a follow-up novel was not in the least enticing. But when a sequel is available I have a hard time saying no. So I read, and I was surprised by what I read. This was one of those rare cases where the [...]

    12. This is the sequel to Greg Bear's 1999 Darwin's Radio. It is just as exciting and unique as the first book, if not more. The story opens with Stella, the "virus" daughter of the two scientists from Darwin's Radio, who is now eleven years old and living a highly protected life off the grid with her two parents. Though they have given her the best parenting they cannot give her what she wants most at that age: the freedom to move freely in the world and to have friends her own age.More than a deca [...]

    13. In seiner langersehnte Weiterführung von "Das Darwin-Virus" erzählt Greg Bear die Geschichte der SHEVA-Kinder (die durch mutierte Retroviren erzeugten Neuen Kinder; d.h. Kinder eines neuen Menschen-Typus) konsequent weiter; allerdings mit einem großen Unterschied:War sein Vorgänger noch ein Hard Science Thriller aus der Welt der Biologie allerersten Güte, so ist dieser Nachfolge-Roman Greg Bears in meinen Augen in erster Linie eine Abrechnung mit der amerikanischen Gesellschaft dieser Tage. [...]

    14. As a sequel, I wanted the novel to be everything that Darwin's Radio was: horrifying and hopeful, amazing speculation and memorable characters. What I did get was a pretty cool adventure with a whole new race of humanity trying to adjust with the old species, and the ideas and development were quite good. This one felt more like a regular sci-fi, and unfortunately, it felt like a long epilogue.Taken on it's own, the novel holds up and is fascinating and very enjoyable, memorable characters and a [...]

    15. I think this book was better than the first. There is a lot less science in the sequel, and a lot more drama. Unfortunately after a lot of build up and a peak, the other side of the dramatic peak lets off very quickly. I wouldn't say it is a disappointment just that Mr. Bear elected not to flesh out a bit more chapters that he clearly could have. So it is a bit of a jump, but adding those chapters would have made the book a lot longer. As a fluff book to kill commuting time, I would have liked t [...]

    16. This novel picks up with the characters from Darwin's Radio several story-years later. One I will say, Bear sure knows how to put the screws to his characters! Their situation continues to worsen through most of the story. Even more than with the first of the series, this novel is a study of how American society suffers a loss of civil rights and degradation of the integrity of its legal and political systems under world-changing stress. As such, it is clear allegory for recent events as well as [...]

    17. Darwin's Children is not compelling. The characters fall flat in Darwin's Children, just as they did in Darwin's Radio. Darwin's Children is essentially the same characters grown older. They face issues with integrating into society and with government running amok with fear and power; there is no new science introduced and there is nothing novel or compelling about the integration or fear issues (tragic, yes; compelling, no).I think the first book is absolutely worth reading; I would skip Darwi [...]

    18. Excellent book. I found it really emotive (having two young children) and thought provoking in many parts. Read it in about three days as I couldn't put it down. I really can't get my head around how Greg Bear can move from hard sci-fi to such a deep technically explained true science based novel such as this. Awesome awe for him!

    19. I was very disappointed with this novel. I found it too long and filled with complex scientific ideas that I really didn't understand. At the end, I found that it made no difference and a simpler story would have been more enjoyable.

    20. Second of a seriesOVER WRITTEN, with pages of conversation that aren't important and characters who could have been left out. The head hopping (jumping of POV) was quite distracting. No flow. I never could relate to anyone. Read it all, as an exercise in determination.

    21. This book is a sequel to "Darwin's Radio." Read both. A very different tale about evolution. I found them very thought provoking.

    22. Excellent read! I was really on the edge of my seat through many parts of the book. Greg Bear adds such intelligence to his books but in a way that readers new to Sci-Fi can grasp.

    23. it is a tense book. Well written and completely different from anything else I have read (aside from Darwin's Radio, of course).

    24. This book is pure emotion.I don’t actually know how I feel about it. There are parts of it that are probably some of my most favourite scenes I have ever read, and I highlighted a whole bunch of shit just because I really really liked the way it was written. And there are a bunch of parts that made me squint my eyes and scratch disapprovingly at my chin. I spent a whole day reading this book practically non-stop and felt like I was loving every minute of it, until I got to the end, where I ste [...]

    25. The concept behind Darwin's Radio (first in series) and Darwin's Children (#2) is clever and provides a good foundation for the two novels. The evolutionary advancement of a set of children unleashes a virus that is deadly for many people. One thing that makes the books drag at times is the detailed explanation of the genetic and viral mechanisms behind the evolutionary change. The analogy that works is that the new children are to the existing humans somewhat like the difference between Neander [...]

    26. After reading Darwin's Radio, I quickly picked up the sequel. The story itself takes place about 10 years later, and has 3 main sequences. The first and last part of the book is entertaining, and definitely a page turner. The problem lies in the middle portion of the book. Bear goes into a detailed discussion concerning genetics theory and ethics, but for this reader - way too much detail. I found myself skimming quickly through a good 150 pages, waiting for the story to pick up the pace.Overall [...]

    27. Solid science and intriguing chatactersGreg Bear wrote this several decades ago, yet the science is solid and fascinating and the story and characters intriguing. Stella is out young adult focus, a Shevite, a different sort of human, evolved. Our government reacts poorly as usual. Families are torn apart. Sometimes heartbreaking. Sometimes joyful. This book holds up better than ever. A must read for all SF fans

    28. A disappointment. If the first book was really interesting and thrilling, this second installment is not meeting the same standards. The story has several holes, it is much less fluid and the author wanted to add a theistic theme, which does not add anything to the story (as he candidly admits himself at the end). Several characters are also out of flow. Story is really dragging along. So, if you thinking to buy this, don't

    29. This is actually more a second volume to a story than it is a sequel. The characters from the first book continue through the years. There is some great medical science fiction with a strong touch of mystical happening as well. In my opinion, understanding the theory is not necessary for enjoying the story, so don't get bogged down with that. Don't miss the section at the end called "Caveats" where Bear explains himself a bit.

    30. I loved the story told in this book, I just hated the way it was told. I get hard sci-fi, but you'd have to be a molecular biologist to understand large parts of it. In any tale the characters should be the main thing to me, and in this book they took a backseat to the scientific mumbo-jumbo. Too bad, it could have been great.

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