Les Fleurs du Mal / The Undead

by Brian Stableford
Release date: 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

In the tradition of the old "Ace Doubles," two-in-one books (flip one over to read the second title) - here is the fourth Wildside Double.

"Les Fleurs du Mal: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution," by Brian Stableford.

In the year 2550, where premediated murder is supposedly impossible, a serial killer begins attacking very old men with specially bred plants that eat them from the inside out, creating the bizarre "flowers of evil" ("les fleurs du mal"). Biotech artist Oscar Wilde teams with UN detectives Charlotte Holmes and Hal Watson to unravel this futuristic nightmare. A Hugo Award finalist in the Novella category.

"The Undead: A Tale of the Biotech Revolution," by Brian Stableford.

In the world of the future, the latest rage is the creation of "Undead" personality simulations to place within the tombstones of the recently departed. But when a cluster of new monuments is vandalized, cemetery Chief Security Officer Tann Hicks must find the perpetrators and stop the crimes. Are the sims really dead? As the controversy over the Undead grows, with religious fanatics lining up against right-to-life advocates, Tann finds himself at the center of a growing political and media storm.

(updated 2013-08-02)

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