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Parasite (Hardcover)

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Description


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.

Praise For…


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

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

"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."—Booklist

"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."—Publishers Weekly

"It's a well-grounded medical wariness that gets at the heart of what the Parasitology series will be asking: What happens when the cure is worse than the disease?"—NPR Books

"Great premise, fun characters...! What's not to love?"—Sci Fi Now Magazine (UK)

"An exceptionally creepy medical-horror thriller that's the perfect spine-tingling read for Halloween... [a] roller coaster ride."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"It will definitely be worth readers' while to invest in this new series."—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)

"The zombie novel Robert A. Heinlein might have written."—Sci-Fi Magazine on Feed

"A masterpiece of suspense."—Publishers Weekly on Feed (Starred review)

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

"Unnervingly believable...disturbingly realistic...a suspense ridden read."—SciFi Now (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316218955
ISBN-10: 0316218952
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 512
Language: English