News: Hollywood Plans To Teach You HOW TO DEFEAT YOUR OWN CLONE

PDF | Print | E-mail Written by Kris Heys Tuesday, 05 July 2011

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Kyle Kurpinski & Terry D. Johnson's fabulously titled 2010 book ‘How To Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips For Surviving The Biotech Revolution’ is heading for a big-screen adaptation courtesy of Dimension Films.

For all those unfamiliar with the source material (and I have to hold my hands up here, until twenty minutes ago that included me) we’ve dug out the book's official synopsis to give us an idea what we can expect from the sci-fi comedy. Check it out…

"Send in the clones! On second thought, maybe not.

CAN IT READ MY MIND?

WILL IT BE EVIL?

HOW DO I STOP IT?

Find out the answers to these and other burning questions in this funny, informative, and ingenious book from two bioengineering experts who show you how to survive—and thrive—in a new age of truly weird science.

For decades, science fiction has been alerting us to the wonders and perils of our biotech future—from the prospects of gene therapy to the pitfalls of biological warfare. Now that future looms before us. Don’t panic! This book is all you need to prepare for the new world that awaits us, providing indispensable cautionary advice on topics such as

• bioenhancements: They’re not just for cyborgs anymore.

• DNA sequencing and fingerprinting: What’s scarier than the government having your DNA on file? Try having it posted on the Internet.

• human cloning: Just like you, only stronger, smarter, and more attractive. In other words: more dangerous.

Our future may be populated by designer babies, genetically enhanced supersoldiers, and one (or more!) of your genetic duplicates, but all is not lost. How to Defeat Your Own Clone is the ultimate survival guide to what lies ahead. Just remember the first rule of engagement: Don’t ever let your clone read this book!"

Sounds like a fun read! Details are extremely thin on the ground given that it’s in such an early stage of development (screenwriter Ed Ricourt is the only person officially on board at this point) but we’ll be keeping our eyes on this one.

Anybody out there read the book? Any good? Let us know with your comments below!

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