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Any geneticists out there?
-How accurately does Bass use technical terms and procedures in his descriptions of genetic engineering?
-If accurate, was it the latest available info in 1971? Did he make any really good guesses?
-A brief discussion of the history of this field as imagined/used/anticipated in SF would be interesting
(under topic: Science Fiction ?) I'll bet a bunch of us have our favorites; like RAH's Jerry Was A Man
(Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1947 & Assignment in Eternity, Signet, 1953)) or Varley's Uplift novels.
(Text of Rorqual Maru also avlbe in: 1973 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF (₢ 1973 & Ed. Donald Wollheim) pp 155-191.)