Review: THE GENIUS DILEMMA by Dustin Grinnell
A complex very-near-future, it-could-yet-be-possible science thriller, this novel postulates a significant question: human intellect--is it solely genetic? Is it altered by encouraging nurture? Decreased and subdued by environmental toxicity (poisons in water, air, food)? What part is played by brain chemicals in decreasing or increasing intelligence? Finally, could pharmaceutical advances increase intelligence, and cure cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer's and senile dementia?
In this thriller, those questions are closely addressed. But with any advance, there are also the inevitable accompaniments of human greed and cupidity, and of unexpected, unexplored, tragic side effects.