The Secret Of Life (signed by the author + signed uncorrected proof).

By: McAuley, Paul J.

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SF novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Together with a (fine) uncorrected proof (also signed by the author).

''after the honed exorbitance of the Book of Confluence, McAuley published several Near Future technothrillers, usually focusing on biotech threats of Disaster to the planet: the best of these may be THE SECRET OF LIFE (2001), in which microbial life from Mars has been brought back to Earth by the Chinese, who take insufficient care to contain it; Whole Wide World (2001), which reflects (or predicts) the consequences of the 9/11 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in terms (presciently) of a world-wide increase in low-grade intimidation, information control through constant surveillance, and high anxiety in general; and White Devils (2004), a Heart-of-Darkness tale (see Joseph Conrad) set in Africa, where a deadly haemorrhagic influenza and a deadly Invasion of the eponymous monsters (feral monkeys gengineered from human stock) almost fatally coincide'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition)..

Title: The Secret Of Life (signed by the author + signed uncorrected proof).

Author Name: McAuley, Paul J.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Voyager/HarperCollins: London.: 2000.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 06071