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.
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.
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.
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.