Nannion by Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis: Science & fantasy on a mysterious Greek island
Play with evolution, face the consequences. This book from Eptalofos Publishing House explores the unintended consequences of a gigantic experiment in marine biology on a secluded Greek island.
By: Nannion (A SciFi novel)
The author is an academic scientist and Biotech entrepreneur (Imperial College London, Yale, National Institutes of Health, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Innate Repair) whose research on stem cell biology has been featured in many scientific journals and the media.
Nannion is an amalgam of many elements (mystery, metaphysics, consciousness, biology), delivering an original, surprising, and informative read. The novel is jam-packed with hard science information, seamlessly weaved into the story of a small, secluded, and abandoned Greek island, once the site of a major international science experiment that was intended to study natural selection and, perhaps, evolution in a new aquatic ecosystem. Decades later, a photograph of the corpse of a large shark prompts a team of biologists to visit the island. They discover unique environments, including an underwater brine lake. The life forms act in ways that affect the fauna on the island as well as themselves. The new ecosystem is dangerous. How to cope with it? The biologists will need some form of interspecies communication with the sea life and even with a cat that has been stranded on the island. It's simple in theory...
Nannion introduces us to many amazing, actual natural phenomena, such as underwater brine lakes and animals with extraordinary regenerative abilities. The author explains, in simple terms, biology concepts that science is only beginning to grasp, and uses them to create fantastical environments and lifeforms. The characters, including a small, stranded and hapless cat, are complex and determined to understand the mysteries of the island and overcome peril. In this strange and evolving world, they also change, and they must define their own identity, on the little island of the Aegean Sea.
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