The Venomous Lumpsucker, Cyclopterus venenatus, is an ugly little fish that feeds on parasites and algae of bigger fish. It could also be the most intelligent fish in the world. Karin Resaint just finished studying the fish to determine just how intelligent it is. Mark Halyard is a corrupt executive for the mining company that might have just destroyed its breeding ground. Now Karin and Mark are on a global hunt to find any surviving Lumpsuckers for their own selfish reasons.
Venomous Lumpsucker is the newest book by British writer Ned Beauman. Considered among the most promising British authors of his generation, Beauman explores the absurdity of the vast array of human action and reaction to species extinction. This is an amusing cautionary tale of a future that includes an extinction industry. Even though they demonstrate growth and change, Beauman’s characters represent the wide spectrum of human morality in the face of ongoing environmental struggles. Beauman’s near-future story contains predictions in technology, industry, environmentalism, social and political views that are extremely plausible. He masterfully paints a grim picture with wit and satire. This is a dystopian story for anyone who loves wildlife, from giant adorable mammals to an ugly and intelligent little fish.
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