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Forbidden Cargo cover art Forbidden Cargo (2006)

Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
trade paperback
cover art by David Willicome
352 pages (left)

From the trade paperback back cover:
       It's 2110 and Creid Xerkler, the creator of the Molecular Advantage Machine -- a virtual system that facilitates instantaneous access to all of humanity's knowledge and experience -- is unwillingly entangled in a government Council plot to prove the existence of an illegally engineered race called the Imagofas.
       Unfortunately Xerkler knows more than he should and fears what the Council might discover.
       The Imagofas are revered by many as the next step in human evolution - a nano-DNA hybrid: part human, part machine -- but to the Council they are a dangerous aberration and a threat to the very existence of humankind.
       In their quest to prove this crime against humanity, the Council plans on abducting specimens from the Order sanctioned research facility on Mars.
       When the kidnapping takes an unexpected turn and the Imagofas are forced to become fugitives, the Council vows to destroy them -- while others plan to capitalize on their existence.
       The Imagofas, in a determined bid to return to Mars, must draw upon their still developing and unique skills to survive the dangers of Earth.
       Along the way, they are helped by three unexpected and unlikely heroes: the Cadet, a hard core gamer; Ochbo, a cleanlife pervert; and Prometheus, and enlightenment seeking MAMintelligence, who, while on his own secret quest, ultimately hods the answers to everyone's survival.

Read for group discussion on January 24, 2007

How we each rated this book
Dan - Amy 7.5 stack of books 10   Wow! Don't miss it
8-9  Highly recommended
7    Recommended
5-6  Mild recommendation
3-4  Take your chances
1-2  Below average; skip it
0    Get out the flamethrower!
U    Unfinishable or unreadable
-    Skipped or no rating given
Cheri 6 Barb -
Aaron - Cynthia -
Jackie - Ron 6
Christine - Deb -
Mike - Stephanie -
Patty - Shannon -

Rebecca K. Rowe (1965-     ) is a US writer based in Colorado.  She is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers' workshop.

-- Forbidden Cargo (2006) is her first novel.

Rebecca K Rowe / Home page
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