Hauser’s Memory

Author: Curt Siodmak

Genre: Science Fiction

Year: 1968

Rating: 6 of 10

The science fiction element of this book is medical but the majority of the story is a cold war spy thriller. I love medical sci-fi, espionage, not so much. The medical aspect concerns transfer of a dying man’s memory to another individual through the extraction and injection of RNA, which unwittingly transfers his manic-depression and emotions, causing all kinds of problems for the guinea pig. The book moves through West and East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, and the States, all along followed by cold war spies. The story is certainly the type that could only have been written post-World War II cold war era and does a great job addressing the paranoia of those days.


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