Genesis Code by Jamie Metzl
Today I have a special feature plus the opportunity to win a copy of the newly published Genesis Code, a futuristic thriller that explores the national security implications of the human genetics revolution set in the context of a future US-China rivalry.
First Chapter – First Paragraph Intro
From the moment we’re born we begin learning, creating ourselves in a process that lasts a lifetime, a process that is our life. It’s an uplifting thought. But, depressingly, from the same moment the clock starts ticking down on our finite lives. We’ve already begun to die.
And when you’re dead, you’re just dead.
I’ve always hoped that were it my corpse lying on the floor people would hover around drawing lessons from my life, pondering the infinite.
But in this finite world bodies start to stink after a while and MaryLee Stock sadly is not going to be an exception.
About the Book and the Author
Publish Date: November 2014
Format: Hardcover | 336 pages
The time: The not so distant future. The US government has learned that China has a secret genetic enhancement program where they are breeding super babies and placing them in the equivalent of their Olympic sports schools-but for science, math, engineering, business, and government. The Americans believe if they don’t match the Chinese, the US won’t be able to compete a few decades on.
The catch: The US has restrictions on this very process. So they devise a clandestine workaround by creating a front company that purchases a small chain of American fertility clinics and begins impregnating young women coming for fertility treatment with genetically enhanced embryos–without ever telling these women.
Originally from Kansas City, MO, Jamie Metzl is a Partner in a global investment firm and a Senior Fellow of the Asia Society. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, and with the United Nations in Cambodia. He appears regularly on national and international media discussing Asian economic and political issues and his syndicated columns and other writing on Asian affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics is featured in publications around the world. He is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide and the novel The Depths of the Sea (both published by St. Martin’s Press).
Jamie is a founder and Co-Chairman of Partnership for a Secure America, a board member of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Jewish refugee agency HIAS, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow. An avid ultramarathoner and Ironman triathlete, he holds a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He lives in New York City.
Giveaway – Win a copy of the Book
Courtesy of the publicist, I have one copy of Genesis Code to give away to a reader with a continental US mailing address. To enter, fill out the form below on or before midnight, Saturday, November 22nd. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the giveaway. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond.
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