Science-fiction veteran Ben Bova takes a break from his futuristic “Grand Tour” explorations of outer space and the resulting human drama. His latest novel, TRANSHUMAN, is more a speculative medical thriller enhanced with commercial and political overtones. When these enhancements motivate the main characters, the results are both thought-provoking and suspenseful.
Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist, is battling lung cancer in his twilight years. Yet the one true joy in his life is his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke knows it time for drastic action.