One of the Blind Fish Series follows the adventures of
those who were trapped below ground when the Bio Park
doors closed and blasted rock filled the empty tunnel
to the surface. They rapidly rallied their skills, but
most of them thought of their exile in terms of months
and years rather than generations.
Two begins in the third year below ground, and tells the
story of the Park’s children, who have begun to push against
the limits of their tiny world. Their investigation of
the mine is only the beginning, however, for their true
exploration is intellectual. Not dependent on tedious
grant proposals and the vicissitudes of funding agencies,
their research begins to take them in directions that
would horrify their cousins on the surface.
tries to imprint the new generation with his urgency to
break out of the Park, but even he is forced to acknowledge
that their community is more successful than he would
have dreamed. As they tinker with their machines and the
building blocks of life, however, he worries that their
success comes at a price.
off from the above-ground resources as well as its ethical
considerations, the children turn their gaze downward,
but their willingness to hurdle obstacles terrifies Marc
as well as his generation.