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Plague Year

Written By:Jeff Carlson - 2007

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The next breath you take will kill you.

The nanotechnology was designed to fight cancer. Instead, it evolved into the machine plague, killing nearly five billion people and changing life on Earth forever.

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 say alive on the highest mountains, but time is running out. There is famine and war, and the enviroment is crashing worldwide. Humanity's last hope lies with a top nanotech researcher aboard the International Space Station—and with a small group of survivors in California who risk a daring journey below the death line...


"Part Michael Crichton, part George Romero, Jeff Carlson's Plague Year is deft and compelling, full of high-altitude chills." —E.E. Knight

"A grim and fascinating new twist on the post-holocaust story, unlike anything I've read before." —Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of Hunters of Dune

"Jeff Carlson is a terrific writer and Plague Year is a marvelous book, full of memorable characters, white-knuckle scenes, and big ideas. Get in on the ground floor with this exciting new author." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Rollback

"An epic of apocalyptic fiction: Harrowing, hearfelt, and rock-hard realistic. A cautionary tale. Not to be missed." —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain

"Frightening, plausible, and action-packed, Plague Year is one of the best debut novels in years... Jeff Carlson packs riveting storytelling with a lot of fresh ideas." —New York Times bestselling author David Brin

"Plague Year proposes a frightening new nanotech catastrophe, and uses it as a crucible to explore the best and worst of human nature. Tightly written and well-told." —Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo and Aurora Award-winning author of Spin




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