Trouble With Lichen

Wyndham, John

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN-13: 9780141032986
Series: Penguin (General Uk)
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2008

Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: it retards the ageing process. Francois, realizing the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees and opportunity to overturn the male status quo by using the lichen to inspire a feminist revolution.

As each scientists wrestles with the implications and practicalities of exploiting the discovery, the world comes ever closer to learning the truth. . .

Trouble with Lichen is a scintillating story of the power wielded by science in our lives and asks; how much trust should we place in those we appoint to be its guardians?

ID: 178938
Code: P103068