A Darkness In My Soul - Dean R. Koontz - 1972 Daw Books Paperback Edition - Jack Gaughan Cover

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Koontz is incredibly popular and tracking down his sci-fi paperbacks can be a chore! They are becoming exceedingly rare despite the following fun fact... He has published over 105 novels and a number of novellas and collections of short stories, and has sold over 450 million copies of his work.

BlurbSuperman - or Supermonster? Although he was the first successful product of the Artificial Creation laboratory - the government workshop for the production of new talents by tampering with the genes of the unborn, Simeon Kelly would work for them only under compulsion. And the compulsion the generals applied to get him to probe the mind of the thing called Child had to be the greatest.

Because Child was anything but that. In that incredibly monstrous infant appeared to be the potential for whole oceans of inventions and an entire cosmos of total creativity. But Child was vicious, insane, and short-lived.

The encounter of Simeon Kelly inside the soul? mind? cosmos? of this final gene-construct is a novel which spans the crises of the present with the whole ultimate mystery of Creation itself -- possibly the most serious novel ever written by the rapidly rising SF talent of Dean R. Koontz.

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan