Imagine a world where gene editing had gone too far and caused famine and death. Then picture life ten years later, when gene editing is mostly illegal and highly regulated by the world’s governments. That is the near-future world of Upgrade, the latest novel by the author of the Wayward Pines series.
Logan Ramsey is a field agent in the new US government agency preventing unauthorized gene editing. When a mission goes wrong, his genome is biohacked. How that will impact not just his own future but humanity’s future as a whole is the subject of this excellent thinking-person’s science fiction thriller. If you like The Matrix or the author’s previous books, you will enjoy reading Upgrade too. 5 stars!
Thanks to Ballantine Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.