The Lazarus Effect

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The Lazarus Effect
Author Frank Herbert and
Bill Ransom
Cover artist Abe Echevarria[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Putnam
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
ISBN 0-399-12815-8
OCLC 9044853
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3558.E63 L3 1983
Preceded by The Jesus Incident
Followed by The Ascension Factor

The Lazarus Effect (1983) is the third science fiction novel set in the Destination: Void universe by the American author Frank Herbert and poet Bill Ransom. It takes place some time after the events in The Jesus Incident.

Plot summary[edit]

The Lazarus Effect continues the story of the planet Pandora that began in The Jesus Incident. The sentient kelp is almost extinct, Ship is gone, there is no more dry land, the majority of humanity is heavily mutated from the genetic experiments performed by Jesus Lewis, and a power-hungry mad man is attempting to control the planet. But the kelp is returning and this time Avata does not remain passive while people refuse to Worship.

Major themes[edit]

The book deals with concepts such as artificial intelligence, worship and the inherent problems of totalitarianism. It also addresses the issues of clones, genetic engineering and racism.