Invasive Procedures - Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

Invasive Procedures

By Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

  • Release Date: 2009-11-30
  • Genre: High Tech
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings


Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston's taut thriller Invasive Procedures takes readers a few years into the future, and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane – he has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to "improve" people – make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly, and make them compliant to his will.

Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government's ultra-secret bio-hazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus, making him the one man who stands in the way of Galen's plan to "improve" the entire human race.

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  • Lousy

    By Corpsecorps
    Felt like Card lending his name and perhaps a few ideas to someone else's book. Couldn't identify much with any of the characters and didn't find any of them very interesting.
  • This is such an awful book.

    By HazyRigby
    It's pretty easy to tell that this was written by the coauthor and not Card (and that they added Card's name to the book to make it sell). The writing is poor. The plot is so facile and clumsy that I actually cringed a few times. I can't believe anyone would give this book a positive review—I honestly hated it.
  • Not your typical Card

    By BigBadBob2
    Very good book with many interesting twists that are completely nonincinsistent with card. Worth reading if your a scifi fan.
  • Great read

    By Cmcdonald03
    I first read Enders Game... Well many years ago. Ive followed a few books by Card and this one stepped up to the plate. A very thought provoking book but also entertaining. Recommend this to any scifi reader.
  • Good book, great vacation read

    I bought this book after I forgot the book I had been reading before a long flight, it was the only one that caught my eye. I thought I would not finish it but give me something to do, however I really got into it. The story keeps your attention through out the whole thing with some interesting story line. I later read Empire and it reminds me a lot of those books. If you are looking for a fun read and like scifi this is a good read.