Synopses & Reviews
The explosive conclusion to the Newsflesh trilogy from New York Times
bestseller Mira Grant.
Rise up while you can. -Georgia Mason
The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.
The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. The uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.
Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:
Things can always get worse.
BLACKOUT is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated FEED and the sequel, DEADLINE.
"Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) concludes her zombie apocalypse trilogy (Feed; Deadline) with another thoughtful high-energy tale of life and politics among the dead and not-so-dead. Foremost among the latter category is journalist Georgia Mason. After she was infected with the amplified version of the Kellis-Amberlee virus that causes zombiism, Georgia's brother, Shaun, responsibly shot her in the head. Georgia, aka Subject 7c, has been resurrected as a clone by the Centers for Disease Control. As she tries to figure out why she's alive again, Shaun and the rest of the news team, hiding from the corrupt CDC at a mad scientist's lab in Oregon, are tasked with discovering how Shaun became immune to the virus and acquiring one of the new breed of mosquitoes that's spreading it. Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion. Agent: Diana Fox, Fox Literary. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"A satire of the science-industrial complex, the Newsflesh trilogy is a wry and entertaining exploration of the way political corruption never stops - even after the zombie apocalypse."--NPR Books on Blackout
Praise for Feed
"The zombie novel Robert A. Heinlein might have written." --- Sci-Fi Magazine
"A masterpiece of suspense" --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"It's a novel with as much brains as heart, and both are filling and delicious." --- The A.V. Club
"Welcome to the world of Feed. It's perfect summer apocalypse reading." --- io9.com
Praise for Deadline:
"Deft cultural touches, intriguing science, and amped-up action will delight Grant's numerous fans." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire -- winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at www.miragrant.com or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.