Extinction [a review]
When I heard last year that a startup called Colossal received funding to resurrect the woolly mammoth, two thoughts went through my mind:
- That sounds awesome.
- That is definitely a terrible idea.
Douglas Preston's new novel, Extinction, plays on exactly this dynamic. It's like Jurassic Park meets Planet of the Apes set against the backdrop of the Colorado Rockies. It's a gripping page turner that's equal parts fun and exciting while being a thoughtful reflection on the ethics of de-extinction efforts that really are happening as we speak. Just because we can bring species back from extinction, does that mean we should?
This is a fun little novel. I definitely recommend.