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Wil McCarthy

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Millennium

Published : 1999

Copyright : Wil McCarthy 1998

ISBN-10 : HB 1-85798-593-1
ISBN-13 : HB 978-1-85798-593-1

Publisher's Write-Up

In the late 21st century, man-made, self-replicating organisms called mycora - smaller than bacteria - mutate and sweep across the globe in a chain reaction so swift and deadly there is no time to do anything but flee from an Earth destroyed by the science created to sustain it.

Now the remnants of humanity, clinging to the asteroid belt and the moons of Jupiter, are about to face their greatest test. Mycora are incorporating gene sequences to elude human defences, perhaps even to thrive in the harsh environment of the outer system. The only way to counter this is to go to the diseased heart of the Mycosystem - Earth.

How can the few surviving members of mankind hope to overcome something which, if it obeys the laws of physics, will overwhelm the cosmos?

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Review by Nigel (191100) Rating (8/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 8/10
Although this is Wil McCarthy's fifth novel I've not seen this author before. I purchased the book purely on the contents of the write-up, which sounded intriguing.

It's the story of humanities last ditch attempts to survive in a solar system no longer its home. Pushed to the outer reaches by a strange, deadly organism, mycora.

The story unfolds nicely with the characters interacting well and keeping you interested throughout. It even has a nice twist at the end that you aren't expecting.

I really enjoyed this book and was glad to have a novel finish nice and tidily, instead of running on for ten volumes. Highly recommended.
Nigel (19th November 2000)

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