The Genius Plague

The Genius Plague

Book - 2017
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"What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead? In the Amazon jungle, a disease is spreading. To those who survive, it grants enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. But the miracle may be the sinister survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating the infected into serving it. Paul Johns, a mycologist, is convinced the fungal host is the next stage of human evolution, while his brother Neil, an analyst at the NSA, is committed to its destruction. Is the human race the master in this symbiotic relationship, or are we becoming the pawns of a subtly dominating and utterly alien intelligence?"--
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9781633883437
1633883434
Branch Call Number: SF WALTON, DAVID
Characteristics: 384 pages ; 21 cm

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JON MANN
Apr 02, 2018

David Walton's best yet, and having read his previous novels, that is not an easy accomplishment. I nominated Genius Plague for the Hugo and was sorely disappointed it didn't make the cut. TANJ!
IMHO it was the best SF novel of 2017! Great characters you could sync with, fantastic plot with surprising twists that drew the reader in unexpected ways emotionally and psychologically.
I should know, I was one of the Beta readers and I have sampled
http://www.fanaticus.com/
Unfortunately the effect wore off in 24 hours and my IQ rolled back to triple digits...!

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