New York: The New American Library, 1972. Soft Cover. 12mo. Very Good. Item #003624
A Daw Books original. Paperback, 124 p.p. Slight darkening to rear joint, creasing to front joint, age toning to edges of pages and inside of covers. Althought he was the first successful product of the Artificial Creation Laboratory - the govenrment workshop for the production of new talents by tampering with genes of the unborn, Simeon Kelly would work for them only under compulsion. And the compulsion the generals applied to get him to probe the mind of the thing called Child had to be the greatest. Because Child was anything but that. In that incredibly monstrous infant appeared to be the potential for whole oceans of inventions and an entire cosmos of total creativity. But Child was vicious, insane and short-lived. The encounter of Simeon Kelly inside the soul? mind? cosmos? of this final gene construct is a novel which spans the crises of the present with the whole ultimate mystery of Creation itself - possibly the most serious novel ever written by the SF talent of Dean Koontz.