Banished; The DNA Wars

 
 
L.M. Feldt (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 3. August 2020
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  • 404 Seiten
 
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978-1-7353131-4-6 (ISBN)
 

A fast paced YA Fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic world



In a world reduced to walled cities of survivors, only the pure are allowed into mainstream society. Anyone displaying signs of genetic mutation is immediately ripped from their homes and cast into a Compound. Here they are tattooed, forever marking them as an outcast. On the day of their sixteenth birthday, they are forced into the Trials and tested for the extent of their mutation. If they Fail they will be Banished into the wilderness of a world three hundred years after the DNA Wars, a certain and unpleasant death.


'I stare at my reflection, noting how the anger simmers just below the mask of my indifference. I grimace and try to dampen down. I will need to add extra whorls today, a distraction I hope. When the minders get a look at my face this morning I want them to see arrogance and disdain in my embellished tattoo... not the expression of someone fighting for control. My sixteenth birthday isn't here yet, I reminded myself. Today is not my day to die.'


In a futuristic world, where genetic mutations have led to strange powers of magic, a group of misfits escape certain death and embark on a quest for the City of Lights, where they hope to be free from persecution. These six young mutants will have to cope not only with survival in the horror of a genetically altered wilderness, but also with mutations that continue to evolve.



5 stars I have to give credit where it's due. Amazing, inventive, exciting. A bit of horror. Loved it!


5 stars

I was skeptical when I first chose this book but it quickly won me over . I was entertained every minute and could hardly put it down its a new perspective to our future world AWSOME!


5 stars

Mad Max meets the x-men


5 stars

Fun, quirky characters, realistic situations, interesting story and great writing make this a book worth reading. I love mutant stories so this intrigued me. It has a Hunger Games feel and also reminds me of NEXT by Michael Crichton but it's still original on its own merit. Love the strong female lead.


5 stars

This fantasy while entertaining offers a background reflection on how society casts people apart. The author while telling you a great story will have you thinking about life, our prejudices, and fight for existence and meaning.


5 stars

Great dark fantasy!


5 stars

This book is so weird! A good weird!



A fast paced YA Fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic world In a world reduced to walled cities of survivors, only the pure are allowed into mainstream society. Anyone displaying signs of genetic mutation is immediately ripped from their homes and cast into a Compound. Here they are tattooed, forever marking them as an outcast. On the day of their sixteenth birthday, they are forced into the Trials and tested for the extent of their mutation. If they Fail they will be Banished into the wilderness of a world three hundred years after the DNA Wars, a certain and unpleasant death. 'I stare at my reflection, noting how the anger simmers just below the mask of my indifference. I grimace and try to dampen down. I will need to add extra whorls today, a distraction I hope. When the minders get a look at my face this morning I want them to see arrogance and disdain in my embellished tattoo... not the expression of someone fighting for control. My sixteenth birthday isn't here yet, I reminded myself. Today is not my day to die.'

Genetic engineering today:

The idea of engineering human DNA is not a new concept. We hesitate on the threshold even now. Why not make a child's life better by removing the markers for asthma or dementia or small ears? It is a Pandora's box that I find both fascinating and terrifying. There are no limits to what can be done or what might happen as a result.

"In 2012, genetics took another leap. Using a technology called CRISPR, scientists can now reliably and cheaply cut and paste in DNA for the first time. Changing the DNA sequencing of a living thing used to a massive, labor intensive project; now it can be done quickly by graduate students in a good biolab." Source: www.Newsweek.com, April 30, 2016

Update:

"A Chinese scientist who shocked the medical community last year when he said he had illegally created the world's first gene-edited babies has been sentenced to three years in prison by a court in southern China. "

NPR.org, December 30, 2019

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