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Plague Year Mass Market Paperback – July 31, 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
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"An epic of apocalyptic fiction: harrowing, heartfelt and rock-hard realistic. A cautionary tale. Not to be missed."
-James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain
"Part Michael Crichton, part George Romero, Jeff Carlson's Plague Year is deft and compelling, full of high-altitude chills."
-E. E. Knight, national bestselling author of Valentine's Exile
"Frightening, plausible and action-packed, Plague Year is one of the best debut novels in years...Jeff Carlson packs riveting storytelling with a lot of fresh ideas."
-David Brin, New York Times bestselling author of Kiln People
"A grim and fascinating new twist on the post-holocaust story, unlike anything I've read before."
-Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of Hunters of Dune
"Jeff Carlson is a terrific writer and Plague Year is a marvelous book, full of memorable characters, white-knuckle scenes, and big ideas. Get in on the ground floor with this exciting new author."
-Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Rollback
"Plague Year proposes a frightening new nanotech catastrophe, and uses it as a crucible to explore the best and worst of human nature. Tightly written and well-told."
-Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo and Aurora Award-winning author of Axis and Spin
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Top Customer Reviews
What I liked the most about this book was the little scientific details the author used. Unlike most pop-sci writers today, he actually sticks with his premise and considers all the consequences, both social and environmental. For instance, insects now rule anything below 10000 feet. China had time to militarily annex Tibet. Russia is struggling against Afghanistan. Germany, France and Italy fight over the Alps... He also brings up the science of nano tech, although it is only a surface view. I would have liked more there, but the flow of the plot would probably have been interrupted.
Anyway, I highly recommend it for people who like Post-apocalyptic stuff, or "realism" sci-fi.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
JC has written the first novel of a 3 part series. The Nanotech Virus that runs amuck. It kills everyone below 10K feet. The survivors are just that. Survivors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Ignore the Publishers Weekly review (it’s unfortunate it’s at the top) as they obviously prefer their sci-fi in the form of supermarket tabloid headlines. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J Roseman
A completely different take on the end of the world but the politics are the same. I enjoy Mr Carlson's books, they are innovative, challenging with nicely constructed plots and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark Herbertt
Awesome story, great concept but the writing could be a little better, some parts were a little confusing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Evan Barnes