9781934287309

Biogenesis

  • ISBN 13:

    9781934287309

  • ISBN 10:

    193428730X

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 07/28/2015
  • Publisher: Vertical

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Told in the manner of scientific reports, this collection of science fiction stories explores the allegorical overtones about the precariousness of species. Biogenesis and Other Storiescollects five stories by Tatsuaki Ishiguro. InBiogenesis, Two professors research the rare winged mouse and how the genetic makeup of the creatures pointed to their eventual extinction. The discover that upon mating, both the male and female of the species died. The professors try to clone the winged mice without success, so they breed the remaining pair in captivity, noting the procedure, which includes a vibration of the creatures' wings, what appeared to be kissing, and the shedding of tears--composed of the same substance as their blood--until their eventual death.

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