I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Clan by Realm Lovejoy
Genres: Science Fiction
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Clans are Unity.
No variation. No deviation.
On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet.
Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank.
But he did. Illegally. He is different from the other Clans.
A secret that could destroy him.
Clan is a science fiction novel about a civilization on another planet. Originally colonized by humans studying a virus/lifeform, they were all wiped out but one. This one scientist cloned himself into thousands to make a new civilization. The one thing stressed is unity and sameness, but in reality things aren’t as they seem.
This was a really fascinating novel that explores what makes a person unique and how much of a person is from DNA and how much is from elsewhere. The beginning of the novel explores what a society would be like if everyone was the same and everyone was expected to follow the same rules. Then it introduces a few unique individuals and we see what happens. Then we discover what happens when the leader dies and a new one must be chosen. And then after that, I don’t want to spoil anything. It also explores the ethics of cloning and what humans would do to save Earth from an impending threat.
This novel really held my attention the entire time. There were a few slow spots here and there, but I always wanted to see what was coming next. The challenges the main character went through were riveting and the enemy virus/alien were very mysterious. I wished there had been more about these (called the Frag) in the novel.
There was a lot in here about sexuality and profanity that I don’t think this is a YA novel. It’s probably more of an adult novel. Overall an enjoyable SciFi read.