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The Secret of Life

Written By:Paul J. McAuley - 2001

  • The Secret of Life  - Paul J. McAuley cover

Synopsis

2026: A strange fungus-like organism is growing in the Pacific Ocean, threatening Earths entire food chain. Christened the slick, this bizarre lifeform contains alien DNA that may have come from the planet Mars. Dr. Mariella Anders is recruited by NASA to join an urgent mission to the Red Planet to search for life beneath Mars polar icecapand perhaps uncover the secret of the slick. But who can she trust to safeguard one of the greatest scientific discoveries in human history?

Catastrophe:

ecological

Type:

futuristic