Blood Music by Greg Bear

Blood Music

Greg Bear

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging slow-paced

344 pages | first published 1985


Vergil Ulam has created cellular material that can outperform rats in laboratory tests. When the authorities rule that he has exceeded his authorization, Vergil loses his job, but is determined to take his discovery with him.
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dark 100%
challenging 75%
adventurous 50%
mysterious 50%
tense 50%
hopeful 25%
reflective 25%


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fast 50%

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