Jun 30, 2021
L.M. Whitaker discusses her debut novel, The Crucible of Steele. It is a fast-paced tech thriller that began with two questions: What if Charles Darwin’s contemporaries began a process for breeding the perfect human? And what if a modern-day woman with no living relatives has a chance encounter with a nearly identical twin, leading her to discover that she is the product of a 150-year eugenics experiment? In The Crucible of Steele, the science is real, but writing it was a race against time.