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
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
An interesting and ...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
In Plague Year, a "nanotech" virus got loose and reduces all warm-blooded creatures to mush. The catch? There is a governor that says it can't survive if at the standard air pressure at 10,000 feet. So everyone made a run for the mountains and small pockets of humanity survive, barely, with the occasional foray below the magic line, at a terrible physical cost. Cam and Sawyer lead o ...more
At first, I was worried that the whole book was going to be an unrelenting tale of gloom in desolation. But Carlson had the inventiveness and sense to bring exciting and unexpected elements into ...more
Problems come with the writing. I don't wri ...more
"Plague Year" is the first novel in the "Plague" trilogy. It is a masterful depiction of a very feasible, if futuristic, possible end of the world as we know it. The premise is based upon the very real research and development of nanotechnology gone awry. No one knows how the plague began, until very nearly the end of this first episode. When the circumstances are revealed, a chill will go up your spine, becau ...more
Cam Najarro is one of a small group of humans who are barely surviving on their mountain peak, survivors from a nanotech plague which kills all mammals under 10,000 feet of altitude. Their food is running out, winter is near, and they have no way to communicate with another group of survivors on a neighbouring peak.
When a messenge ...more
I can't compare this edition to the origin ...more
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