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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan


The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan is a delightful romp told from three points of view. It is fast paced, verbally acute, and wonderfully humorous, if not darn right eccentric. Our narrators are Kate Philo, Daniel Dixon, and Erastus Carthage. Kate is a mindful, dedicated distraction, a scientist, to the men around her. Of course she is more competent then many of them. Daniel is a reporter and is distracted by Kate. Erastus is the project manager, the boss, the money. It is all about the project. The project is about reviving frozen specimens found in arctic ice. These life forms have been frozen for many many years. The idea is about cryogenics. Then they find a man, Frank, short for Frankenstein, and the Lazarus Project begins. Here is where it gets curious. There is a curiosity about actually reanimating a human, “dead” for how long, and to revive him for how long? There is a curiosity about the ethics of doing this. “But aren’t you curious to see if it works,” asks the boss.
Hello Jeremiah Rice.

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