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Books  >>  Horror

Mira Grant

Parasite

Mira Grant Parasite
 
 




Series:

Parasitology

Biographical note:

Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire - winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at www.miragrant.com or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.

Main description:

From New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant, a high-concept near-future thriller.

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.

Review quote:

"A masterpiece of suspense."

Review quote:

"A riveting near-future medical thriller that reads like the genetically-engineered love child of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton."

Review quote:

"Deft cultural touches, intriguing science, and amped-up action will delight Grant's numerous fans."

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"Fans of [the Newsflesh] series will definitely want to check this new book out. But fans of Michael Crichton-style technothrillers will be equally enthralled: as wild as Grant's premise is, the novel is firmly anchored in real-world science and technology."

Review quote:

"Grant extends the zombie theme of her Newsflesh trilogy to incorporate thoughtful reflections on biomedical issues that are both ominously challenging and eerily plausible. Sally is a complex, compassionate character, well suited to this exploration of trust, uncertainty, and the price of progress."

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"Readers with strong stomachs will welcome this unusual take on the future."

Review quote:

"The zombie novel Robert A. Heinlein might have written."


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