SIN OF ORIGIN. New York, Chicago: Congdon & Weed, Inc. In Association with Davis Publications, Inc., . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. The author's second book. "His second [novel], SIN OF ORIGIN (1988), rather more ambitiously attempts to combine space opera, religion and sociology in a tale set on a planet (which humans call Randall) whose species enjoyed an extremely complex tripartite form of symbiosis before the arrival of two human sects -– Christians and Communists -– who variously, and fatally, come to "understand" what is happening. As the tripartite symbiosis breaks down, the surviving singles begin to replicate human forms of behavior -– slavery becomes rife -– and the novel continues to darken. The final conclusion is that DNA, found in all sentient species, reproduces by causing its bearers to destroy themselves and their planets violently in terminal holocaust, in order that DNA spores may be blown to new stars." - John Clute, SFE (online). Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 329. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#103722).
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