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"Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat"

Ward’s story is a brutal and tragic tale of a boy’s relationships to his family and friends. There’s a lot that seemingly goes into this tale, though Ward prevents this from becoming purely a character study. As the reader, you aren’t sure where it’s going, but by the end it seems to have all made sense, if you can follow that.

Andy “chickenshit” McCleary is a bullied, abused kid. Their house, once surrounded by farmland is now encroached upon all sides by neat suburban type houses. He isn’t a well liked or an incredibly bold child, but in the midst of one sweltering August day, after being pushed to the brink, Andy finds his fire.

--Pyles of Books



Regenesis: "From four-armed men to brainscan: biotech perspectives"

"Regenesis" by Cynthia Ward (a female writer from Seattle) paints a peculiar image of the future: anything is possible thanks to biotechnology. Six-fingered guitar player geniuses juggle the strings, 3-eyed women quiver their eyelashes and geneticians grow tails (proving evolution theory right and Christianity wrong) while four-armed prophets talk about the end of the world.

— Kömlõdi Ferenc
Cyberia, November 2002.

Read the review in the original Hungarian: "A négykarú embertõl az agyszkennelésig: Biotech-távlatok"