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The Plague

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Admiral of the Democratic Assembly.
His right-hand man on a search for redemption.
The lone survivor of a terraformed planet.
A Defiled rebel unplugged from the Feed.
And a memory of a time long ago.

Five lives witness change in a universe that forgot it was possible.

In the distant future every species is given a single vote to coordinate its existence. Humans, who sit at t
Published January 2014
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Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Plague is an entertaining and generally well-written science fiction story about a future where humans are a plague on the universe. It has all the elements that sci if fans will love – intelligent alien monsters with squishy tentacles and glistening scales, technological wizardry, deadly space battles, and even a touch of romance and a smidgen of magic.

Earth was destroyed long ago, and now New Earth has gone the same way. Humans are once again shifting planets. I’m unsure of the time frame
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Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Originally posted on The Lucid Pen

In Kraine's universe, humans have lost Earth, along with numerous other planets, to a violent, mind-controlling species known as the Mithra. Eventually they (like every other intelligent nonhuman species) are subdued and induced into a galactic-wide, mainly human controlled federation.

Usually in science fiction space operas, or even just science fiction, humans are being threatened by a foreign alien species. In The Plague, we are the threat, and cause the galax
May 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book for review from the author, but this in no way affected my thoughts expressed in this review.*
I'm just going to start this by being open and honest, like always. I'm not usually a very big fan of this type of Science Fiction, it's not usually for me. I do read some, just not usually this kind. When I received a request to read this, however, the synopsis intrigued me enough that there was no other answer but to say "Heck Yes!" I'm so glad I did.

In other books like this that
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. I love science fiction because the expansive worlds authors build and the wild futures they imagine provide fertile ground for social commentary and philosophical “what if”s, and The Plague is a great example of the genre’s power. In just the first few pages, you’ll witness the destruction of Earth, a powerful scene that invites readers to reflect on an existential crisis (“. . . where once there was purpose now drifted shattered remains . . .”). Later, The Plague describes mankind su ...more
Shen Hart
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This is a complicated and intricately woven sci-fi that will leave the reader hooked by the end. It’s not easy pulling together a lot of different narrative perspectives that approach the story from very different places, but the author managed it. Each character’s voice was distinct and stood apart, and the threads of the story started to come together. ‘Started’ being the key word; the ending is far more of an emergency brake than a true ending. That being said, the action is very well done, a ...more
Aj Seliga
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really fantastic first book for author David Kraine! To get the basics out of the way, it's an indie novel - but it avoids the grammatical errors of many in the slosh pile, instantly differentiating it in sheer quality.

The story itself is told from five perspectives as outlined in the synopsis. This brings a fast-paced cadence to the novel, making it a really quick read. Love the way it weaves across the comic book - not that you need to read the comic necessarily, but it provides a great value
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Building a SciFi/...: New Multimedia SF Series (Novel and Comics) 1 6 Jan 26, 2014 10:45PM  
David Kraine is the author of top selling sci-fi/fantasy multimedia The Plague book and Ezekial comic. His newest book, Renegayd, explores the yin-yang struggle of LGBT equality. To learn more about David and his books, visit

David was born and raised in Texas but now lives and writes in San Francisco, California with his husband.
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