Vitals is the latest in a long line of solid science fiction novels from Seattle native Greg Bear. It’s not as strong a book as Darwin’s Radio, which deservedly picked. Vitals [Greg Bear] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Blending fierce, fast plots with vivid characters and mind-bending ideas, Greg Bear has. The novel ‘Vitals’ by Greg Bear was published for the first time in Hal Cousins ​​is a scientist who is working on biotechnology related to.

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But it didn’t come together at all. Who are these people? It clarifies things a bit, and provides the last answers, but I don’t like them very much! Hal survives all this but loses his investors and is suddenly left with nothing.

Bear says, “Read your history books. On the subject of immortality: Suddenly Hal is trapped inside an ever-twisting maze of shocking revelations.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. When the bad guys can control everybody by spritzing their food or just the air they breathe, why create this artificial seductress and send her out with her mind-control skin cream which she rubs on her body before rubbing her body all over her target? If the writer had managed to at least try to tie together the loose ends at the en Picked the book because I had heard the author was good.


As I was reading this, I thought something to the effect of: This hidden history behind all of the 20th century was scarily possible. Parts one, three, and five are bbear by Hal Cousins, and parts two and four are narrated by Benjamin Bridger.

He returned his attention to the magazine.

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Sure, the book is about biologically induced paranoia and unreliable behavior, so there’s some plot justification for everybody being untrustworthy, but the female characters were really bad. Like the similarly uninspiring Dead Lines,Vitals just seems small in comparison to many of Greg Bear’s other works, so I didn’t care for it.

I’ve spent the last fifteen years tracking down its history.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Biology is a major theme in Bear’s work, and bacteria and bacterial intelligence played a ber role in his novel Blood Music as well.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The rich do not care what happens to the poor as long as they get what they want.

Mar 31, Guru rated it it was ok. Unfortunately for Hal and his twin brother Rob, who is independently conducting similar research, the success of their investigations could spell disaster for a mysterious organization known as Silk. Spiritual evil, bearr they say. Then, the mysterious Rudy Banning brings a package of information from Rob.


Bear has the doorman reading, one can only hope: VITALS is a powerful science fiction thriller that never slows down whether the tale is in a bathysphere on the ocean floor or in a lab. The damned Jews blocked me every step of the way.


Both Hal and Rob had been pursuing similar paths to immortality, involving research into bacteria that colonize our bodies and that factor greatly in human life span; this research has brought them both into contact with a vast conspiracy called Silk, engineered by ex-Soviet scientists, that permits mind control through bacterial manipulation, with the trigger bacteria now infecting much of the world’s population, including the U. There are five parts with different first-person narrators.

The cell was a blob of jelly with unbounded circular chromosomes floating in a thick but simple membrane, and that in itself would make a variety of bacteria or archaea, neither of which sequester their DNA in nuclei.

Fiction Book Review: VITALS by Greg Bear, Author . Del Rey $ (p) ISBN

Think The Bell Curve and you’ll know the type. Vitaks galactic ecology described in The Forge of Godthe living cities in Strength of Stonesand the transformed humans in Queen of Angels or Eonmay not be fully developed or very unique ideas, but at least they are fun to imagine and think about.

Published April 1st by Ballantine Books first published The characterization in the novel is weak.