TOMORROW'S SON by Robert Hoskins


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A disappointing regression from Hoskins' uneven but intermittently original The Shattered People (1975). The background is a sardine-can Earth of near morons, where researcher David Holland is leading a secret android-developing project to counteract the genetic decline of intelligence. Meanwhile the fanatical faction seeking to destroy the android-creators is also up to no good on the primitive world of Karyllia, whore Holland's son is part of an unconventional cultural mission to prepare the planet for a large-scale influx of emigrants from Earth. Instead of doing anything with this reasonably usable situation, Hoskins smothers it in pointlessly complex intrigues. Eminently skippable.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1977
Publisher: Doubleday