Blood Music - Short Review

I’ve been on a sci-fi novel kick again recently and despite its short page count Blood Music by Greg Bear was the one I found slowest to finish from my first batch.

A rogue biotechnologist starts his own experiments in to biological computers based on his own lymphocytes while on the company clock. He gets caught, ignores all precautions and injects himself with them. They then become intelligent and start spreading. If you’re interested in the genre it’s nothing you haven’t seen before. Just (probably) slower moving and with less interesting characters. Blood music just never grabbed me.

Summary: an OK story of an Earth changing grey goo incident. Not very exciting, dull characters and the pacing felt very slow. 310