The Human Son (Paperback)Adrian J Walker (author)
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The Earth was dying, and only the Erta could save it. Created to be genetically superior, hyper-intelligent and unburdened by the full range of human emotions, they succeeded by removing the cause: humans.
Now the Erta are faced with a dilemma-if they reintroduce the rebellious and violent Homo sapiens, all of their work could be undone.
They decide to raise one child: a sole human to decide if we should again inherit the Earth.
But the quiet and clinical Ima finds that there is more to raising a human than she had expected; and there is more to humanity's history than she has been told.
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
"There's a dark note of comedy... but things soon take a turn for the profound." -- SFX * SFX Magazine *
"A prevailing mood of ironic charm." -- The Times * The Times *
"This impressive, surprisingly hopeful take is as rigorous as a thought experiment as it is delightful as pure entertainment." -- Publishers Weekly starred review * Publishers Weekly *
"Enthralling from the opening line, The Human Son is grounded and heart-rending, a human and hopeful entry to the library of post-apocalyptic literature." -- Aurealis * Aurealis *
"The Human Son is a novel of emotional depth and maturity, handled by a writer at the top of his game, tackling philosophical topics with page turning effortlessness." -- Storgy Magazine * Storgy Magazine *
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