purposeful and gentle
like summer rain
" '...No offence, but human cloning is for tabloid journalists.'
'Even so,' said Lavinia softly, 'that topic will be to genetic engineering what weapons-development was to physics. Irrational, central, alluring, deadly. There will be no denatured millions of brainwashed replicants: just as there has been so far no Global Thermonuclear War. But there will be the same mysterious train of ruin.' " --Gwyneth Jones, Life (2004)