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In an intimate portrayal of high-concept big ideas, can we engineer ourselves out of a problem of our own making?

Set against the backdrop of rapidly escalating climate catastrophe, scientists Kate Larkin and Jay Gunesekera are recruited by tech billionaire and mogul Davis Hucken to the forests of Tasmania, Australia. His Foundation’s mission is not only to halt the effects of climate change, but to re-engineer and reverse the damage through the ambitious process of reviving species lost to the earth over time, including a clandestine ambition to resurrect the Neanderthals. When Eve, the first child, is born and grows up in a world crumbling around her, questions arise that she and Kate must face. Is she human or not, real or unnatural, and is she the ghost species or are we?

As more and more of us are waking up to the truth about our climate, and our need to reverse the damage we have caused, Ghost Species is timely, poignant and reflective on what it means to be human on a personal and a global scale.

Reviews

Ghost Species is a perceptive and timely tale about what it really means to take care of the Earth... spelling out, rather didactically, where ordinary folk will fit in the future that Elon Musk and Bill Gates built.
Simon Ings, The Times
Ghost Species is absorbing, sensitively written and full of heart. A landmark novel in today's environmentally ravaged world.
Anne Charnock, author of the Arthur C. Clarke 2018 Novel Award-winning 'Dreams Before the Start of Time'