You can meet Scott Sigler, one of the best science fiction writers of our day, this coming Thursday, July 8, at 7:30pm, right here at Magers & Quinn.

“Michael Crichton may be gone, but he has a worthy successor in Scott. This book takes thriller and science fiction conventions and slams them together to make something new and fascinating.”–Simon R. Green, author of The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny and Agents of Light and Darkness

Sigler will be reading from his latest novel, Ancestor, a chilling a tale of genetic experimentation gone awry. On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine–life-saving transplant organs at almost no cost. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding’s team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind’s common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection.

Details are here.–David E