La Plaga (Plague #1)
The nanotech has one weakness: it self-destructs at altitudes above ten thousand feet. Those few who've managed to escape the plague struggle to stay alive on the highest mountains, but time is running out-ther...more
The first half of Plague Year grabbed my attention thoroughly. The plight of scattered survivors, barely eking out an existence on mountaintops after a plague has wiped out 99% of human civilization, fascinated me. Carlson described material and psychological conditions with great clarity.
It was also a very disturbing, sometimes horrific first half of a book. The first line welcomes us ...more
Our story begins in the after-math one year after the world as we know it has died off. People, animals, etc leaving only insects and reptiles to populate the earth. We learn about the world's end during our story in flashbacks to find that a man-made nano-technology had been accidentally released onto the world. It was being created to cure cancer and was not yet perfected, obviously. The only survivor's are the those who ran ...more
Cam and his small community of fellow survivors live on a small mountain peak just over 10,000 feet above sea level. Below this altitude is an invisible ocean of fatal nanotechnology. Cam’s community struggles to survive until a stranger arrives to help them, setting off an unforeseen series of events.
Nanotech specialist Ruth works in the International Space Station, far above the machine plague below. But in order to craft a cure, she must go back to Earth and find the origin of the pl ...more
Een nano machine plaag heeft de mensheid gedecimeerd en het leven onder de 3000 meter onmogelijk gemaakt. De overlevenden vechten in de hoge bergen voor hun leven en onderling over de restjes die er overblijven.
Het verhaal is in drie delen te verdelen.
Het eerste gedeelte gaat over overlevenden op een kale bergtop die zich onder de grens begeven, waar de nano's actief zijn, op zoek naar een veilige plek.
Het tweede deel gaat over Ruth Goldman, een nanotechnoloog di ...more
Hope he does well as I think he will be a rising author in the genre.
I was sucked in by the concept and regret that.
This book is a CHORE to slog through. I typically read books reasonably quickly. A good indicator of me not really being into a book is when it takes me longer than a week or so to finish. I was reading this one for like three weeks and still barely half way through it. It just could not keep me engaged.
I had some issues and one of them was too many characters. This writer doesn't flesh out the characters that are supposed ...more
Means of the world's destruction: escaped nanotech virus originally intended to fight cancer that destroys warm-blooded body tissue to replicate itself.
I actually created the Apocalypse Now challenge in order to have an excuse to read this book. I picked it up in the local library because I was intrigued by the cover. Then I read up on it and learned it was shortlisted for the John W. Campbell award but had to decline the nomination because of a ...more
I blamed myself for not being able to follow the story, but after 100 pages of the same thing happening over and over, I just gave up. I'd love to give constructive feedback, and mention what ...more
An interesting and ...more
Me pareció que terminó sin pena ni gloria, pero, luego me he enterado que es la ...more
Basically Plague Year is about what would happen if a nanotech was created that killed humans and then accidentally released into the atmosphere. However, the nanotech is only operational under 10,000 feet. So humanity has been forced onto mountaintops to escape a grisly de ...more
It started to pick up after that but it was still confusing. There were too many "sides" for me to figure out all the unspoken and half-truths being shared.
I guess it was more affecting than I thought because I had dreams about it more than once.
Overall, I knew as ...more
The story centres around an outbreak of a nanotechnology 'plague' that was intended for medical use but is released from its lab into the general population. The nanobots are capable of reproducing inside all hot-blooded animals, consuming the host from within, inside of a few hours. As with most of these stories ...more
That said, the story and plot are fresh. Instead of a virus wiping out humanity it's nanotech and humans can only s ...more
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