Genetically Modified Corn Causes Catastrophe in New Sci-Fi Book

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From the controversies of genetic engineering, author P.G. Dunn weaves an intriguing tale in “The Xanthic Maize: Transcription Factor X”

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In May 1994, the first approval for commercial sale and human consumption of a genetically modified tomato was granted, according to the “Global Review of the Field Testing and Commercialization of Transgenic Plants: 1986 to 1995.” Since then, genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been the subject of much controversy. Author P.G. Dunn cleverly takes this issue as his springboard and launches his newly published science fiction, titled The Xanthic Maize: Transcription Factor X.

Dunn’s tale revolves around Bonosano, the largest manufacturer of hybrid corn in the world. It has hired the brilliant scientist, Dr. Allen, to test for possible side effects of their greatest project. Dr. Allen has exhibited exemplary and reputable work on the Xanthic Maize Project, but something has gone wrong to change the course of things. The dumping of Bonosano’s test products in the woods surrounding the cornfields has caused the creatures to be infected. The creature could be the answer to man’s greatest weapon or the world’s worst enemy.

From start to finish, The Xanthic Maize: Transcription Factor X is told through Dunn’s vivid imagination. It keeps readers sitting at the edge of their seat, waiting to find out how long Bonosano can engage in a cover-up before strange, dismal events would happen; how baffling events would cause mutations and blood-curdling catastrophes; and how Dr. Allen would save every living creature possibly infected with this zombie-like trance.

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About the Author
Phillip “P.G.” Dunn was raised in small-town Alabama and has traveled the United States extensively. Dunn has always had an interest in science fiction. While traveling through the Great Plains and cornfields of the Midwest, the beginnings of The Xanthic Maize: Transcription Factor X came to life in his mind. Dunn was born in 1962 in San Bernardino, Calif. to a military family. Shortly after his birth, his family moved back to Cullman, Ala. He and his wife live outside Cullman. He has a daughter, Madison, and a granddaughter, Brianna.

The Xanthic Maize * by P.G. Dunn
Transcription Factor X
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 103 pages; 978-1-4797-2793-3
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