Among the myths explored and exploded are “a clone will know everything you know and will act as you do,” ”decapitated heads can be kept alive indefinitely,” and “a clone has no belly button.” Many of the myths would be comic except that we know people subscribe to them. Kurpinski and Johnson also detail some bioenhancements (my spell-checker hates that word) “that really work.” You see, genes can be manipulated to help you sleep better and be smarter, healthier, immune to disease and pain, and taller, among other improvements. Well…not exactly you, but future generations. Or your clones. When it comes to defeating — actually being in battle with — clones, whether yours or someone else’s, How to Defeat Your Own Clone offers heaps of advice. Of course, it all starts with what the Boy Scouts advise: be prepared.
One of the most important aspects of preparedness is never let your clone (or any clone) read How to Defeat Your Own Clone. That would defeat its purpose. If you do wind up in battle with your own clone, who would be considerably younger than you, remember that it is not you, that it doesn’t know what you know, and that some of its bioenhancements (sorry, spell-checker) will work to its disadvantage. Having said all that, let me just add that if you’re worrying about your clone coming to get you, it’s time to check into a nice quiet place with nice soft walls and let the nice medication ease your mind.
Bottom Line: Would I buy How to Defeat Your Own Clone? And how! I loved this book. I’m going to read it again (or maybe just let my clone read it to me)!