I’m delighted to see today that I’ve had the first five hits on this website from Vietnam. Greetings, and a humble welcome, to my Vietnamese readers.
Vietnam plays an important role in Biotime. It is the home to the unhappy Sue Phu, eight times a mother, who first appears in Biotime excerpt 17: “California? Meet Vietnam“. Her story continues in excerpt 18: “The man in the boat arrives – with a “Peace” tattoo“; and excerpt 19: “Sue Phu sells her baby boy“. Sue Phu’s infant appears again at the end of excerpt 21, “A severed hand, transfixed by a knife”; and excerpt 22,”By now, the baby’s arm was thick with needles“, in which the child is named “Tho” and things are looking pretty bleak for him. After that, Tho disappears for a while; but never fear – he will resurface, along with Martha O’Leary, Athena, KY Sutanto and many other of the larger-than-life characters who populate Biotime.
If you want to read the entire astonishing story, start with Biotime complete. To read about the philosophical underpinnings of the novel, see 7 ways my sci-fi novel Biotime explains the meaning of life. And for a discussion of where creativity comes from, see 5 ways my novel Biotime shows wealth and creativity can’t mix.
Biotime. It’s like ogres. Layers upon layers upon layers.