Homo Transformans

Homo transformans — The Origin and Nature of the Species

By: Mary Elizabeth Ames

Published: Xlibris US (March 29, 2018)

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Mary Elizabeth Ames’ Homo Transformans, The Origin and Nature of the Species picks up a future narrative some three hundred fifty dystopian years after a galactic gamma disaster affects all unsheltered life on earth … The author explains the setting, the routines, the reasonings, the classes, the escape routes, the war games, the friends, the advancement requirements, virtually all the aspects of life in this setting. It is very complete and masterfully done … The ending is satisfying and lays extensive groundwork for future adventures … It was a very enjoyable book to read. The author creates a believable world that is easy to get involved in … Read the whole review

Rated 4.5 / 5

Ralph Peterson, San Francisco City Book Review

This book covers such genetics basics as chromosomes, Mendelian inheritance, sex-linked traits, dominance, age-related cell death, stem cells, transposable genetic elements, and much, much more … The genetics are explained clearly and simply, easy even for those absolutely new to the field. The genius of the book is the interweaving of the genetics with the engaging story. There is just the right amount of plot in each chapter to move the story forward, and each plot point is carefully constructed to illustrate the genetics topic … This book is an interesting juxtaposition of two extremely different genres – fantasy novel and genetics textbook. The author’s stated purpose is to teach a broad overview of genetics hidden in the guise of an engaging story, and she achieves her purpose surprisingly well … Read the whole review

Rated 4.5 / 5

Gretchen Wagner, Manhatten Book Review

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