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Just a few hundred genes separate humans from chimpanzees. Imagine someone altering the chimp genome, splicing in human genes to increase the size of the cranium, reduce the amount of body hair, and enable speech. What sort of creature would result?

Sims takes place in the very near future, when the science of genetics is fulfilling its vaunted potential. It's a world where dangerous or boring manual labor is gradually being transferred to "sims," genetically altered chimps who occupy a gray zone between simian and human. The chief innovator in this world is SimGen, which owns the patent on the sim genome and has begun leasing the creatures worldwide.

But SimGen is not quite what it seems. It has secrets . . . secrets beyond patents and proprietary processes . . . secrets it will go to any lengths to protect.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 28mm | 544g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765326655
  • 9780765326652
  • 2,360,784

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Praise for "Sims"

"From a stew of greed, biomilitary secrets, and genetic engineering, he has created a "Frankenstein" for our era."
--David Morrell

"As a timely warning of what we mustn't do, where we mustn't go, this is a must read."
--Brian Lumley

"Creepy, satisfying. . . . Each section adds intrigue, portents of doom and layers to the characters - good and bad. While he neatly ties up all the loose ends in his frighteningly possible world, Wilson offers no simple answers."
--"Publishers Weekly

""Wilson turns some pretty good phrases . . . [and] keeps the intrigue up nicely."
"--The Union-Tribune" [San Diego, CA]

""[Wilson uses] his medical background to create a memorable plot . . . . grippingly detailed [and] credible."
"--Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)

"Sims does what good a narrative should do: it provides an interesting and suspenseful story involving characters deserving of the spotlight shone upon them. And for this reviewer, at least, the novel does something equally important: it encourages the reader to think."
"--The Laissez Faire Electronic Times

""F. Paul Wilson is a writer's writer, and I grab anything he's written with enthusiasm. "Sims" is no different."
--Joe R. Lansdale
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About F Wilson

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. His books include the Repairman Jack novels, including Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error; the Adversary cycle, including The Keep; and a young adult series featuring the teenage Jack. Wilson has won the Prometheus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers of America, among other honors. He lives in Wall, New Jersey.
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Rating details

551 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 25% (138)
4 39% (215)
3 27% (150)
2 7% (40)
1 1% (8)
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