Mary Elizabeth Ames

The story of a new species of humans, H. transformans, was first introduced in Homo transformans: The Origin and Nature of the Species. In an attempt to dominate all of society, the malevolent Cassius Foundation hunted and capturedH. transformans for their abilities and genetically reengineered them along with native animals to create violent and deadly hybrids. Communities of H. transformans, allied with sympathetic H. sapiens, resisted the foundation. When the foundation’s forces were crushed in a final battle, it retreated into hiding.

Raephela continues the saga of H. transformans. Raephela Cassius seizes the foundation’s reins and rebuilds it. A ruthless tyrant, she commands her geneticists to create evermore violent animal hybrids to subjugate anyone who would not bow to her.  “All will serve me if they want to survive,” she declared.

Illustrations By: Epic Made

ISBN TBD (soft cover), TBD (hard cover), TBD (eBook) | Genre: Science Fantasy/Mythology Language: English Pages: TBD; Illustrations: TBD Publisher: Koehlerbooks | Key words: science fiction, fantasy, Homo sapiens, transformans, dragons, hybrids, mammals, species, transformation, metamorphosis, DNA, genes, genetics, genetic engineering

Homo Transformans

Homo transformans

The Origin and Nature of the Species

Mary Elizabeth Ames

“The author creates a believable world that is easy to get involved in.” 4.5 out of 5 stars. San Francisco City Book Review

“The genius of the book is the interweaving of the genetics with the engaging story.” 4.5 out of 5 stars. Manhatten Book Review

“Unique and Imaginative.”  4 out of 5 stars.  A.V.

“Great Sy/Fy book.”  5 out of 5 stars.  J.F.

Amazon — Customer Reviews

This richly illustrated story tells of a new species of human, Homo transformans, and conflicts that arise from their ability to transform into different animal species – including apex predators. The ability of some people to undergo metamorphosis while others cannot creates a rift in society.

Two major organizations, seeking a competitive advantage, misuse breeding and genetic engineering to create more powerful H. transformans and deadly animal hybrids. For a while, members of both H. transformans and H. sapiens find refuge far away from their oppressors. Ultimately, the new species and its supporters must face their mortal enemy on the field of battle.

Gene functions and the (imaginary) genetics of transformation support an innovative story of how some Homo sapiens developed the ability to undergo metamorphosis. The narrative also introduces a new mythology of dragons as a species of mammals, Dragonensis dragonis.

Illustrations By: Epic Made

ISBN 978-1-5434-8013-9 (soft cover), 978-1-5434-8012-2 (hard cover), 978-1-5434-8014-6 (ebook) | Genre: Science Fiction/ Science Fantasy Language: English Pages: 586 Illustrations: 28 Publisher: Xlibris | Manhattan Book Review 4.5 Stars San Francisco Book Review 4.5 Stars | Key words: science fiction, fantasy, Homo sapiens, transformans, dragons, hybrids, mammals, species, transformation, metamorphosis, DNA, genes, genetics, genetic engineering

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