The Phytanthrope

A Paragenetic Tale


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Artists can dream.

Scientists should never dream!


God created man in his own image, but his motives may have been slightly different from the ones we imagine. Scientists have created man in his own image, by the process of cloning. But what use is cloning? Dr Irving Grobolsky, formerly of the US Food and Drug Administration, has never been happy with the standard cliché about scientists being intellectual mechanics, only interested in facts and figures. Like Dr Frankenstein before him, he wants something better – the key to eternal life by means of human cloning. The technique he adopts to get this is no less surprising than the success it brings. Would-be artist Bill de Bellsoir is commissioned by the powers-that-be to celebrate his achievement in a gigantic mural … and the result of his creative act is even more surprising.



Other books by Timothy Plant:

Painted Illusions

Beyond the Wall

The Microcosm

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