The Giving Plague

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Not all villains succeed at being evil. Not all diseases deserve the word plague. Fate can be ironic indeed. The chilling short story, The Giving Plague, follows microbiologist Forry, a self-proclaimed cynic, as he encounters a virus transmitted by blood donations that could alter humanity for good, forcing him to wrestle with his own inner demons. More
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Published: May 26, 2012
Words: 7,300
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476218175
About David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, public speaker and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Existence (2012) is his latest novel. His 1989 ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web. A 1998 movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on his post-apocalyptic novel, The Postman. David's novel Kiln People has been called a book of ideas disguised as a fast-moving and fun noir detective story, set in a future when new technology enables people to physically be in more than two places at once. A hardcover graphic novel The Life Eaters explored alternate outcomes to WWII, winning nominations and high praise.

David's science fictional Uplift Universe explores a future when humans genetically engineer animals to join our civilization.

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Review by: Steven Vandervelde on Sep. 28, 2013 : star
Very funny.
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Review by: Newt Combs on Aug. 20, 2013 : star star star star star
Entertained and learned something. Mind can't help but be expanded. Well written, easy to read and understand. Brings science down to a level for us mere mortals.
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Review by: tumler100 on July 10, 2013 : star star star star star
An excellent novellae which askes the question of what constitutes life. In the process emulates some of the trends and popular pandemics that seem to ravage our time since this peace was first written (1988).
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Review by: Lotta Bangs on Nov. 07, 2012 : star star star star
Wow, I never thought to find myself in your company, Sir.
Your science was superb as always, but much as I enjoy heavy science, I was tired when I read it and eager to stop after 3 or 4 pages. I persevered, and it was worth the effort.
As I see it, most people choose literature here for a bit of light reading, and those wouldn’t get through the turgid beginning.
I’ve been a long time fan, and even named the sentient sabre tooth in my series after you.
Thanks for the freebies.
You left 3 edit errors: superfluous ‘only’ and ‘a’, and missed the ‘to’ in ‘wont do’.
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