This is a brief, thought-provoking piece of science fiction. It makes readers think about the nature of humanity, the limitations of science, human rights. That definitely wasn’t the sort of novel I expected to find here, and I’m not actually sure what point Pearson was trying to make. There was a point–of that I’m sure. I couldn’t really tell which side of the scientific advancement argument the author was on. But, in any case there was a definite something missing from the book as a whole. It was thought-provoking, sure, but I’m uncertain if the questions raised were ever satisfactorily answered. A bit of an ambiguous conclusion.