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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maurice G. Dantec Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463918
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Set in the hidden breeding grounds of the first cyborg communities, Dantec’s science fiction thriller mixes metaphysics with cyberpunk post-humanism in the spirit of Philip K. Dick.

Toorop, a hard-boiled leatherneck veteran, has been assigned to escort a young woman from Russia to Canada. But Marie is no ordinary girl. A schizophrenic and a possible carrier of a new artificial virus, Marie is bearing a mutant embryo created by an American cult, which dreams of producing a genetically modified messiah that will end all human life as we know it. Moving at breakneck speed, Toorop risks his life to save Marie as her brain, linking to the neuromatrix, surpasses all limits to become the universe itself.

Exploring the symbiosis between organic matter and computer power to spin new forms of consciousness, Babylon Babies rides Nietzsche’s prophecy: “Man is something to be overcome.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Explosive and paranoid, this futuristic fable by French sci-fi novelist Dantec explores the frightening ramifications of genetic experimentation…Riddled with acronyms and pop culture allusions, this is an intense, intellectually labyrinthine ride.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Babylon Babies is a vast encyclopedia of the future as seen through a crystal ball with cracks in the glass…[It] is part of a genre that makes play with religious ideas. You might call it theo-fiction.”

    Sydney Morning Herald

  • “Dantec has created a compelling story with evocative ideas that may prove even more illuminating with subsequent readings, and a reader who undertakes the arduous journey from cover to cover will be rewarded with an entertaining tale.”

    Arthur Bangs, sffworld.com

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominick | 2/17/2014

    " Odd book. Sort of cyber-punky piece about a mercenary assigned to deliver a schizophrenic woman pregnant with genetically altered clones of a wacky cult leader, said clones ending up being the next step in human evolution that will probably lead to the annihilation of humanity as we know it. Oddly written, perhaps as a function of the translation, perhaps as a function of the author's loopy sensibility. Interesting but not fully engaging. Despite how that plot summary sounds, totally serious in tone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean-Pascal | 12/23/2013

    " Du cyberpunk bien peu convainquant. On n'y croit jamais et on s'y ennuie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 LeeLee | 11/24/2013

    " I could not get into this book. I don't know if it was lost in translation, or if it was just poorly constructed. I was disappointed because I wanted to read it, but I couldn't stick it out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 11/20/2013

    " This was a good but confusing story that takes place in a high tech near future. There is alot of technical descriptions and some paragraghs that seems a little incoherent, but the overall story is good if a but convulted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jeanette | 10/10/2013

    " So far this cyber-punk novel is going great. Can't wait to see the movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 8/5/2013

    " War-punk stretching from Central Asia to the mean streets of Canada. Gang battles, magic, and mystical postmodernism. Writing style is sketchy, and characterization is very light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TC | 5/30/2013

    " A bit of a kludgy translation, mostly visible in technical terms. Otherwise a whirlwind of metaphysics, genetics, science fiction, and social politics. Mildly reminiscent of early Gibson or Stephenson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Pollison | 4/14/2011

    " I'll post a review later that will mostly reflect how different from and superior this book is to the movie Babylon A.D. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian | 1/9/2011

    " The story is interesting but the authors writing style makes it hard to process and digest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bionikchickens | 10/25/2010

    " I really really wanted to like this book. Alas, I think something was lost in translation (from French): the captivating part. I don't often abandon books - but after 150 pages - I couldn't finish this.

    I did, however, really enjoy the movie that was based on this book - Babylon A.D. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irongoonie | 7/17/2010

    " Sentiment mitigé à la fin de ce livre, non pas sur l'histoire en elle-même mais sur certains passages où il faut s'accrocher sérieusement pour suivre les pensées de l'auteur. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 11/28/2008

    " This was a good but confusing story that takes place in a high tech near future. There is alot of technical descriptions and some paragraghs that seems a little incoherent, but the overall story is good if a but convulted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian | 11/18/2008

    " The story is interesting but the authors writing style makes it hard to process and digest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 W34p0n | 9/6/2008

    " A bit of a kludgy translation, mostly visible in technical terms. Otherwise a whirlwind of metaphysics, genetics, science fiction, and social politics. Mildly reminiscent of early Gibson or Stephenson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jeanette | 8/22/2008

    " So far this cyber-punk novel is going great. Can't wait to see the movie "

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About the Author
Author Maurice G. Dantec

Maurice G. Dantec has published three other novels. He is considered both one of the most loved and most hated of contemporary French authors.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.