[Libs-Or] Fwd: Sci-fi stumper

Elizabeth P. Figueroa epfigueroa at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 16:43:05 PDT 2014

Thanks for the quick responses! A few people suggested *Darwin's Radio* by
Greg Bear, and the patron confirmed it. She was very impressed ;-)

Thanks again.


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From: Katherine Marmer <kmarmer at g.emporia.edu>
Date: Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] Sci-fi stumper
To: "Elizabeth P. Figueroa" <epfigueroa at gmail.com>

Possibly Darwin's Radio, by Greg Bear, though the publication date, 1999,
is a bit late for tape.

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, Elizabeth P. Figueroa <epfigueroa at gmail.com>

> Hi everyone,
> A patron is looking for a science fiction novel, and I need to consult the
> hive mind. She said she heard it on tape around 15 years ago, so I'm
> guessing it was published in the 90's or earlier. The story followed a
> couple that had found some prehistoric (or possibly alien?) DNA in a cave,
> and the woman was artificially inseminated with it. Government agents
> wanted to perform tests on the pregnant woman, so the couple went on the
> run. Most memorably for the patron, when the baby girl was born, she looked
> up at the man and said, "Hello, Mitchell." No other character names or
> other identifying details.
> Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
> -Lizzie Figueroa
> Librarian
> Canby Public Library
> (This email is a personal communication only, and does not represent the
> Canby Public Library or the City of Canby.)
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